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Intelligent Grip Technology by Little Greene

Ever dreamed of a one-stop shop for painting your entire home? Little Greene has revolutionised the paint game with their innovative Intelligent Grip technology, designed to simplify the whole process. This groundbreaking formula combines primer and topcoat in a single tin, eliminating the need for a separate primer to save time, money, and effort. Shop Little Greene paint here.

Intelligent Grip Technology by Little Greene

Little Greene Image – Monk’s seat: Obsidian Green in Intelligent Eggshell, Wall & upper Architrave: Split Pink in Intelligent Matt Emulsion, Tongue & Groove, lower architrave & radiator: Harley Green in Intelligent Matt Emulsion, Skirting and bottom of radiator: Livid in Intelligent Satin, Ceiling & cornice: Slaked Lime – Mid in Intelligent Matt Emulsion.

Transform Your Space with Effortless Application

Little Greene’s Intelligent Grip formula is available in their four most popular finishes: Intelligent Matt Emulsion, Intelligent Eggshell, Intelligent Satin, and Intelligent Gloss. Robust and self-priming, these finishes have the ability to adhere to almost any household surface. This means you can easily achieve a beautiful, uniform look across walls, ceilings, woodwork, metal radiators and even tiles!

With a vast selection of colours and varying sheen levels available, this new technology invites creativity and fun. Whether you like mixing and experimenting with colour, or love the idea of utilising various finishes for ‘colour drenching’, these updated paints can help bring your design vision to life and achieve the perfect ambiance for each room.

Key Benefits of Intelligent Grip

  • Self-Priming: Forget messy and lengthy prep work! Intelligent Grip eliminates the need for a separate primer, streamlining the painting process.
  • Time Saving: Under normal conditions, this new formulation is re-coatable in just 1 hour (approx). Together with less preparation, this dramatically decreases the amount of decorating time required for minimal disruption!
  • Greater Coverage: It offers very high (up to 20% more) paint coverage – great value for money.
  • Multi-Surface Application: Paint virtually any surface in your home with just one tin. This is perfect for achieving a cohesive look or tackling projects that involve multiple surfaces. This new technology works well on anything from melamine, Formica, tiles, glass and galvanised steel to wood, plaster, concrete, render, uPVC and even common building plastics.
  • Up to 15 Times Tougher than Ordinary Decorative Paints: Testing shows the intelligent finishes are of exterior grade, providing durability, UV and water resistance.
  • Child Safe: Like all the Little Greene water-based intelligent paints, Intelligent Grip formulations are low odour and certified Child Safe, so you can decorate with peace of mind.
  • Durable and Washable: Little Greene’s Intelligent Grip paints are still known for their exceptional durability and washability. They can withstand the wear and tear of everyday life, making them ideal for high-traffic areas and busy households.

Embrace Efficiency and Sustainability

By eliminating the need for a separate primer, Intelligent Grip reduces waste and simplifies the painting process. This translates to less packaging and leftover paint, making it a more sustainable choice. Furthermore, the paints have an ultra low VOC content (less than 0.1%) which is better for the environment.

The versatility of the paint also makes it adaptable to other paint projects, from alternative room decor, to beautifully upcycled and restored furniture. Simply use as a primer, topcoat, or both to maximise its value!

What Else is New?

The introduction of the new Intelligent Grip technology also sees some other fantastic developments in the paint finishes themselves. Although the pigmentation has remained for the same depth of colour, the new and improved formula has helped to enhance their performance for an even better finish.

  • The Intelligent Matt Emulsion now offers a 2% sheen level for a truly beautiful, flat finish. Ideal for all domestic surfaces, this paint is the go to option for interior walls in high traffic areas of the home.
  • Intelligent Eggshell has become even more durable with enhanced moisture, condensation and stain resistance. With just a 10-15% sheen, this paint offers a near-matt finish ideal for kitchens, bathrooms and woodwork.
  • Intelligent Satin (30-35% sheen) is suitable for walls, woodwork, trims, cabinetry, melamine, wood furniture and even kitchen tiles. It is a superb choice for upcycled furniture.
  • Intelligent Gloss is now a water-based finish, offering an alternative to the traditional oil-based gloss. With a high sheen level of 87% (with multiple coats applied), this paint performs well on wood, metal and plaster walls.
Intelligent Grip Technology by Little Greene
Intelligent Grip Technology by Little Greene
Intelligent Grip Technology by Little Greene

Little Greene Image – Back wall & skirting: Canton in Intelligent Matt Emulsion, Side wall, skirting, bed & bottom shelf: Garden in Intelligent Eggshell, Rear of bed & top shelf: Mazarine in Intelligent Eggshell, Middle shelf: Carmine in Intelligent Eggshell, Toy box: Canton in Intelligent Satin, Floor: Slaked Lime – Mid in Intelligent Floor Paint, Ceiling: Slaked Lime in Intelligent Matt Emulsion, Cornice: Stock in Intelligent Matt Emulsion.

Little Greene Image – Walls: Mochi in Intelligent Matt Emulsion, Shelf: Mochi in Intelligent Satin, Tiles: Mochi in Intelligent Satin, Lower units: Attic II in Intelligent Satin, Cupboard unit: Attic II in Intelligent Gloss, Ceiling: Slaked Lime in Intelligent Matt Emulsion.

Little Greene Image – Walls LHS: Portland Stone in Intelligent Matt Emulsion & Intelligent Gloss, Panelling RHS: Portland Stone – Dark™ in Intelligent Eggshell, Ceiling: Pompeian Ash in Intelligent Matt Emulsion, Floor: Portland Stone – Light™ in Intelligent Floor Paint, Door: Portland Stone – Pale in Intelligent Eggshell.

Ready to Simplify Your Next Painting Project?

Little Greene’s Intelligent Grip paints are a game-changer for DIY enthusiasts and professional decorators alike. With their ease of use, versatility, and beautiful finishes, these innovative paints will transform the way you decorate your home.

Explore the full Little Greene Paint portfolio here. For more information, please do get in touch. We do offer a bespoke design service and can provide free paint colour inspiration and advice to help you create a home you love. We also stock an array of Little Greene paint samples and colour charts at our showroom in Brockenhurst, so please be sure to pop by and have a browse.

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