Uula Nordic Paint – a traditional exterior paint cooked with earth pigments
Uula Nordic Paint, also known as Falu Red, is a traditional exterior paint made with genuine earth pigment, wheat flour and boiled linseed oil.
The safe, fast-drying natural paint is easy to apply and covers in a single coat. The matt coating ages gracefully and allows the wood to breathe, keeping the wood structure healthy.
Uula Nordic Paint is designed for new and old exterior log and sawn timber surfaces. It is suited to untreated wood as well as surfaces previously painted with Nordic Paint. It can also be used for planed timber as long as the planed surface has been sanded rough or allowed to age a couple of years before painting to ensure adhesion. No priming is required for re-painting; all loose dirt is simply brushed off the surface and then repainted.
Out of the eight available colours Italian Red, Falu Red and Yellow Ochre are the most popular.
The earliest red earth treatments in Finland were done in the 16th century. In the 19th century, after yellow earth became popular with the gentry, even peasants were able to start painting with red earth.
In the 60’s latex paint was advertised as an easy, durable alternative to red earth. The cooking of paints was thought of as old-fashioned. However, it became apparent that the beautifully ageing red earth continued to be a reliable, economical and above all, ecological choice.
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