Nordic Paint / Painting Instructions

NORDIC PAINT / painting instructions

Nordic Paint is a genuine earth paint made after the traditional cooking method. Flour size and some added boiled linseed oil work as the binder. Uula Nordic Paint is made using only traditional and genuine pigments. Easy to be applied and has a good coverage. Contains linseed oil.


The Nordic paint colors are Italian red, Falun red, Red ochre, Brown umber, Yellow earth and Black. Also two lighter shades of yellow. These colors can be found from Uula Traditional Color Chart


By ordinary paint brush, levelling paint brush or high pressure paint spray. We recommend using paint brush. Dry but cloudy weather is the best for painting. The relative air humidity must be below 95% and the temperature above 0°C. Avoid painting in direct sunshine or in rain. Drying time At 20°C and <80 % relative humidity: tack free in 1–2 hours. On a sunny and hot summer, the surface to be painted might be too dry. You can dampen the surface with water 12–24 hours before painting.


Brush off dust. Remove peeling and flaking old paint from surfaces previously painted with Nordic Paint with wire brush and scraper. If you wish to change the colour, old paint must be completely removed by using e.g. a pressure washer. Allow to dry before painting. Wash dirty surfaces with Uula Paint Washing Agent and mouldy ones with Uula Mould Cleaning Agent. Allow to dry thoroughly. Prime the surface to be treated with Uula Anti-Mould Agent at least 24 hours before painting. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Apply one thick coat of Uula Nordic Paint onto the surface when completely dry. Alternatively, you can prime the surface with Uula Nordic Paint that has been thinned 50 % with Uula Anti-Mould Agent and let dry for at least 24 hours before applying the finishing coat. In this case, separate anti-mould treatment is not necessary.

Spray painting:
Priming accordingly to the surfaces to be painted. Thin the Nordic Red Paint 30% with Uula Anti-Mould Agent. We do not recommend the use of a displacement pump because of the wearing effect of the colour pigment ingredients. The nozzle size must be 0.4–0.5 mm. Apply one coat of the paint.

Points to Note:

  • Reserve enough paint for a large surface in order to avoid potential colour variations in different batches.
  • The paint must always be stirred well before and during use.
  • Paint also the cross-sectional surfaces of the timber carefully.
  • Do not paint on direct sunlight, rain or sun heated surfaces.
  • On a sunny and hot summer, the surface to be painted might be too dry. You can dampen the surface 12–24 hours before painting
  • Do not use smooth headed nails, such as electro-galvanized nails to attach the boards because the paint comes off of them.
  • If for some reason one coat of paint isn’t sufficient, paint the second layer with Uula Nordic Paint that has been thinned 50 %. (If you apply two un-thinned layers of paint, the paint might peel off.)
  • If white mildew appears on the surface after the paint has dried, it’s the salts of the iron sulfate and it will disappear in time and is generally only an aesthetic problem.
  • In case of uncertainty, submit to the manufacturer of the paint or to a competent distributor before starting the painting process.


3–5 m2/L
Uula Nordic Paint does not generally require thinning. If necessary, use Uula Anti-Mould Agent. Uula Nordic Paint can also be thinned with water 5-10 %.
Container sizes
3 L, 10 L, 20 L
Cleaning of equipment
Wash the equipment with soap and water immediately after you have finished painting.
Storage & disposal
Do not allow to freeze. Keep in a dry and cool place (over +2°C). Unopened container can last for a year and an opened one for 3-4 months. Dry and empty containers can be taken to a refuse dump. Liquid waste must be taken to a municipal hazardous waste collection point





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