Want to ensure a high-quality and long-lasting finish for wooden façades?
We’re here to help. By choosing the right product for each surface and following our how-to guide, you can keep exterior wood looking beautiful for years to come.
Sunlight breaks down the surface layer of wood, weakening the adhesion of paints and stains, so to ensure a good end result, exterior painting work should be scheduled as early as possible in the construction phase. New surfaces usually require two coats, while maintenance painting requires one or two coats, depending on the condition of the wood. For more detailed recommendations, check the product label or product description.
How to choose the right product for wooden façade
Tikkurila's high-quality house paints and stains offer versatile and dependable surface treatment options for wooden surfaces:
For opaque protection: choose Ultra Classic for a modern semi-matte finish or Pika-Teho for a traditional matte finish. Vinha leaves the grain of wood beautifully exposed and emphasises its natural qualities.
For translucent treatment: tinted stains are a better choice for exterior wood than clear alternatives as the pigments provide greater protection from UV damage. Valtti Plus Color and Valtti Color wood stains have been specially developed to withstand the demands of the Nordic climate. They emphasise the natural beauty of wood and effectively protect surfaces from weathering. For surfaces made from wooden boards and logs, Valtti Plus Color is a very durable coating choice.
If you want to emphasise the natural beauty of wood and create the impression of a frosted surface, Valtti Arctic wood stain is a perfect choice. The pearlescence of Valtti Arctic is most visible in dark colours and in sunlight, with the wooden surface appearing frosty when hit by light.