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Tikkurila Helmi Primer - Tinted Colour Match

Tikkurila Helmi Primer - Tinted Colour Match

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  • Water-Based

  • Child Safe

  • Colour Match

  • Low Sheen

Overview

Tikkurila Helmi Primer is a water-based, acrylic hard-wearing primer for interior furniture. Durable, it's ideal for priming previously painted and new timber surfaces as well as metal before applying water-based topcoats. Offering good adhesion and high opacity, it works on trims, furniture, doors and windows, Helmi Primer is also safe to use on children’s furniture and toys and has an ultra low VOC level. We recommend tinting this base coat to the colour of your top coat paint. Note that the colour may vary in the dark shades.

  • For interior wood, metal and MDF
  • Provides good adhesion
  • High opacity
  • Perfect results with Helmi Top Coat

Tinted Colour Information

Tinted paint is custom mixed in house at Next Day Paint using our Tikkurila tinting machine. We mix the paint on site, which means we can offer our usual fast delivery with no extra delay. Tinted Colour Match paints can't be cancelled or returned as they are tinted to order. Note: Depending on the amount of colourant required to mix your chosen colour, there may be up to a 10% variant on the advertised paint volume.
Area Interior
Recommended Use Wood, MDF and metal surfaces. Suitable for furniture, cabinets, radiators, doors, trims, window frames, skirtings, sheet metal wood stoves and more
Base Water-Based
Coverage Up to 8m² per litre
Drying Time Touch dry: 1 Hour
Re-Coat Time 5 Hours If a second coat of primer is needed, reapply after 2 Hours
Recommended Coats 1 Coat
VOC Levels Low
Clean Up Remove as much paint as possible from the equipment before cleaning with water
Preparation

Ensure the surface is clean, dry and free from dirt and grease.

  • Wash down previously painted or lacquered surfaces with Maalipesu Cleaning Agent or suitable cleaning solution and rinse carefully with water.
  • Let dry.
  • Remove loose, flaking paint or lacquer with a scraper and sand the whole surface.
  • Repair any cracks or holes with PRESTO Rapid Filler or other appropriate filler.
  • Remove sanding dust before starting painting.
Application

Always test a small area of the surface to be painted to ensure you are happy with the finished results

  • Stir Helmi Primer well before use and thin with water, if necessary. 
  • Apply 1 coat by brush, roller, paint pad, or spray. For large surface, it is recommended to apply with a roller and then level with a brush.
  • For absorbent surfaces, prime first with primer thinned with 5-10% water, and sand. After 2 hours paint the surface with unthinned primer.
  • Top coat can be applied after 5 hours.

Always follow manufacturer's instructions found on the tin

Aftercare & Storage

Store the paint in dry conditions and protect from extremes of temperature

After use firmly secure the lid.

If needed, at the earliest after approx. 1 month from painting: Clean the surface with a neutral (pH 6-8) dishwashing solution and a soft brush, sponge or cleaning cloth. Clean very dirty surfaces with a lightly alkaline (pH 8-10) dishwashing solution and with cleaning cloth or sponge. Rinse the surface carefully. The surfaces must be handled with care during few weeks after finishing as the paint will reach its final hardness in normal circumstances after one month. If the surfaces need to be cleansed soon after finishing they must be cleansed lightly with a soft brush or a damp cleaning cloth.

FAQ's

Q.What is the recommended Tikkurila primer for a previously painted wood?

Ans.Helmi Primer is perfect for preparing both previously painted and new timber surfaces before applying water-based topcoats. Occasionally, the adhesion may be compromised by existing paint on woodwork. In such situations, Otex Primer is a suitable choice as it adheres well to more challenging substrates.

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Delivery & Returns

Delivery

All orders placed on a working day before 3pm will be dispatched on the same day for next working day delivery. Orders placed before 3pm on Friday will be delivered on Monday (excluding bank holidays). Orders placed on weekends and Bank Holidays will be dispatched on the next working day. All orders have a charge of £3.99 for express delivery.

Special Delivery

You can now choose some special delivery options. 

  • AM Delivery: Get your order by 12pm
    If placed on a working day before 3pm, the AM Delivery will be dispatched on the same day for Next Working Day delivery. 
    Orders placed before 3pm on Friday will be delivered on Monday AM (excluding bank holidays). Orders placed on weekends and Bank Holidays will be dispatched on the next working day for delivery on the following AM. All orders have a charge of £12.99 for AM delivery.
  • Late Cut-Off: Get an extra hour to place your order for Next Working Day delivery.
    Orders placed on a working day before 4pm will be dispatched on the same day for Next Working Day delivery. 
    Orders placed before 4pm on Friday will be delivered on Monday (excluding bank holidays). Orders placed on weekends and Bank Holidays will be dispatched on the next working day. All orders have a charge of £5.99 for Late Cut-Off delivery.
  • Saturday Delivery: Get your order on Saturday
    Option available on Fridays. Orders placed on Friday before 3pm will be delivered on Saturday. All orders have a charge of £9.95 for Saturday delivery.

Exceptions

We do not deliver to the Channel Islands or the Republic of Ireland

Certain postcodes delivery times and charges may vary please head to the cart to see your available delivery options.

Returns

We offer a no quibble 14 day money back guarantee for all goods shipped correctly that are not required. If the item is not required, please send the item back for a full refund in its original condition, unused with its original packaging. 

Contact us as soon as possible to inform us you will be returning the product either by the contact form below or by calling our team on 0161 960 0217.

Please note any bespoke or mixed to order items can not be returned, if you are unsure this is your product please check the listing or contact us for details. 

We always recommend getting samples or contacting us for free of charge colourcharts. We do our best to represent colours as accurately as possible however screens variations and different surfaces can alter this. Unfortunately in the event you do not like the colour we are unable to accept the product back if they it has been opened.

Damaged Paint

Please visit our damages page where we can help resolve the issue for you. 

Incorrect Item

We will be happy to organise an exchange for the correct goods at no extra charge to yourself, please get in touch to organise this.

Faulty Items

If you find a fault with your product, we can offer a full refund or exchange within 30 days. We test every product that is returned to us, sadly if a product is found to have no fault we cannot refund this and the you will be given the option to have this returned to you. Please get in touch to discuss these options. If you find fault after 30 days of purchase you may wish to contact the manufacturer directly as they will be able to offer support with the product.

Information

Tikkurila Helmi Primer is a water-based, acrylic hard-wearing primer for interior furniture. Durable, it's ideal for priming previously painted and new timber surfaces as well as metal before applying water-based topcoats. Offering good adhesion and high opacity, it works on trims, furniture, doors and windows, Helmi Primer is also safe to use on children’s furniture and toys and has an ultra low VOC level. We recommend tinting this base coat to the colour of your top coat paint. Note that the colour may vary in the dark shades.

  • For interior wood, metal and MDF
  • Provides good adhesion
  • High opacity
  • Perfect results with Helmi Top Coat

Tinted Colour Information

Tinted paint is custom mixed in house at Next Day Paint using our Tikkurila tinting machine. We mix the paint on site, which means we can offer our usual fast delivery with no extra delay. Tinted Colour Match paints can't be cancelled or returned as they are tinted to order. Note: Depending on the amount of colourant required to mix your chosen colour, there may be up to a 10% variant on the advertised paint volume.

Specifications

Area Interior
Recommended Use Wood, MDF and metal surfaces. Suitable for furniture, cabinets, radiators, doors, trims, window frames, skirtings, sheet metal wood stoves and more
Base Water-Based
Coverage Up to 8m² per litre
Drying Time Touch dry: 1 Hour
Re-Coat Time 5 Hours If a second coat of primer is needed, reapply after 2 Hours
Recommended Coats 1 Coat
VOC Levels Low
Clean Up Remove as much paint as possible from the equipment before cleaning with water

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