A Guide to Paint Finishes
Finishes for interiors include:
Absolute Matt Emulsion Paint – suitable for interior walls and ceilings
The Absolute Matt Emulsion Paint gives a classic finish and is a water-based, environmentally friendly paint that dries to an incredibly flat finish exuding character.
Covers approximately 14 square metres per litre (one coat).
Intelligent Matt Emulsion Paint – suitable for walls, ceilings, woodwork and radiators
This is Little Greene’s ground-breaking water-based paint. It is matt, environmentally friendly and completely washable. This makes it suitable for all areas of your home including kitchens, bathrooms, children’s room and high traffic hallways.
Covers approximately 14 square metres per litre (one coat).
Intelligent Eggshell Paint – a superb paint for woodwork, kitchen and bathroom walls.
Formulated to resist moisture, staining and general wear and tear, the Intelligent Eggshell has a tough yet subtle finish and is a superb paint for woodwork and kitchen and bathroom walls. It is water based and fully washable. It will give tremendous service in a busy home and is an ideal solution for those who want durability with a soft, low-sheen finish. Fully washable.
Suitable for most surfaces including walls, woodwork and primed metals such as radiators and pipework. Covers approximately 14 square metres per litre (one coat).
Distemper – commonly used in older buildings.
A traditional breathable paint, commonly used in older buildings and loved because of its soft, powdery finish. Water-based and environmentally friendly, our Distemper is strengthened to be wipeable but is not recommended for areas of high traffic or condensation.
Floor Paint – can be used on wooden or concrete floors.
Painting the floor is an easy yet dramatic way to change the feel of a room, and with most of the Little Greene colour range at your fingertips you can be as bold or as subtle as you like. This floor paint has an attractive and extremely tough mid sheen finish and uses our eco-oil recipe, which has been formulated using naturally occurring vegetable oils. Completely washable and hard-wearing.
Flat Oil Eggshell – suitable for most surfaces including woodwork and primed metals e.g. radiators and pipework.
A low odour, modern oil-based paint which resists staining and general wear and tear. Surface dry in 4 hours, re-coat in 16 hours. Fully washable.
Intelligent Satinwood – suitable for painting kitchen cabinets, wooden furniture, wooden trims and walls.
This pain is extremely hard wearing and able to withstand the many knocks delivered to kitchen cabinets and wooden furniture! A dream to apply, the paint is dry within four hours. It is also washable and low odour.
Intelligent Floor Paint – suitable for all floors and interior woodwork
This revolutionary water-based paint is suitable for all floors and interior woodwork within the busy home. East to apply and, unlike oil-based alternatives, low odour and dry within four hours. Intelligent floor paint is durable and washable. No more waiting overnight for the floor to dry, or complicate logistics whilst waiting for the stairs to dry! Life can continue virtually seamlessly with this intelligent alternative!
Finishes for Exteriors Include:
Intelligent Exterior Eggshell – suitable for all exterior woodwork.
A high performance, self-priming opaque wood finish with excellent penetration, making it one of the smartest choices for exterior joinery. It is virtually odourless and inhibits mould and algal growth. It is weather resistant and completely washable. It can also be used on suitably primed metalwork. Surface dry in hours, recoat in 16 hours.
Masonry Paint – suitable for brick, stone or rendered walls.
Gone are the days of a limited colour choice for exterior painting. Little Greene’s water-based Masonry Paint is available in almost all colours. Use it to achieve a long-lasting matt finish on brick, stone or rendered walls. Quick drying to a smooth finish. Will last 15 years on exterior walls before repainting is required. Resists dirt. Contains anti-fungal and anti aging properties to look good for longer. Covers approximately 13 square meters per litre (one coat).
Limewash Paint – recommended for exterior use only on lime render and porous stone
Limewash is a very traditional finish, used to decorate and protect porous stone and lime-rendered surfaces. Like Distemper, Limewash is a breathable finish making it suitable for old and damp-problematic walls. Unlike paint, limewash penetrates the surface and the colour is built up by applying successive coats. Water-based. Please note limewash is made to order so please allow 7-10 days for delivery.
Tom’s Oil Eggshell – suitable for use on exterior woodwork and metalwork.
The preferred finish of one of our senior chemists, this exterior eggshell, opaque would finish has excellent flow, giving a beautiful low sheen on woodwork and metalwork. It is extremely durable with a flexible finish. Weather resistant and completely washable. Surface dry in 4 hours. Recoat in 16 hours.
Paints suitable for Interiors and Exteriors
Intelligent All Surface Primer – suitable for a range of different surfaces and materials.
A water-based primer undercoat suitable for painting on all interior and exterior surfaces. Ease of application on a diverse range of different surfaces and materials, combined with a speedy two-hour drying time, makes this robust primer the go-to preparation for projects that need to be completed quickly.
Intelligent Gloss Paint – suitable for interior woodwork, plaster walls and primed metals
A tough, water-based, fully washable paint with a high sheen. Intelligent Gloss is a quick-drying alternative Oil Gloss and is suitable for interior and exterior use. It is ideal for use on interior woodwork, metals and plaster walls, particularly in rooms which need to be cleaned frequently such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Traditional Oil Gloss Paint – looks fabulous on front doors but can also be used on woodwork and primed metalwork.
Oil Gloss has a classic high sheen which is popular (and looks very smart) on front doors and also used on interior / exterior woodwork and primed metalwork. Extremely hard wearing and shiny enough to reflect a lot of light. Oil Gloss is both practical and extremely elegant and uses our eco-oil recipe, which has been formulated with naturally occurring vegetable oils. Completely washable.
Absolute Matt Emulsion (interior use) -3% (very matt)
Intelligent Matt Emulsion (interior use) -5% (very matt)
Intelligent Eggshell (interior use)– 15% (low)
Intelligent Exterior Eggshell (exterior use) – 15% (low sheen)
Intelligent Gloss Paint (interior and exterior use) – 85% (high)
Masonry Paint (exterior use) – 5% (very matt)
Limewash Paint (exterior use) -3% (very matt)
Distemper (interior use) – 3% (very matt)
Tom’s Oil Eggshell (exterior use) – 15% (low sheen)
Traditional Oil Gloss Paint (interior and exterior use) – 85% (very high)
Floor Paint (interior use) – 50% (mid)
Flat Oil Eggshell (interior use) – 15-20% (low)
Intelligent Satinwood (interior use) – 30-35% (low to mid)
Intelligent Floor Paint (interior use) – 30-40% (low to mid)
Intelligent All Surface Primer (interior and exterior use) – 5-8% (low)
All paints cover approximately 14 square metres per litre (one coat).
Masonry paint – this covers approximately 13 square metres per litre (one coat).
Limewash paint – this covers approximately 6 square metres per litre (one coat).
Distemper paint – covers approximately 15 square metres per litre (one coat).
Traditional Oil Gloss paint – covers approximately 16 square metres per litre (one coat).
Flat Oil Eggshell – covers approximately 16 meres per litre (one coat).
We offer free delivery on all Little Greene Paint and Wallpaper orders.
For other purchases, we offer free delivery on all orders over £97.50. There is a £7.95 delivery charge on orders under this value. Please refer to our delivery Ts and Cs for a full breakdown of our delivery charges.
The leadtimes vary depending on the product ordered. Please refer to the Leadtime on the product specification tab for information on the particular product you are looking at. If the product is available on a ’Next working day’ service this applies to all orders received up to 6pm. Please note there is a 4pm cut off for any Jones products. Any orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on the Monday for delivery to you on the Tuesday.
Please note the next working day service is subject to stock availability. If there are any stock shortages we will notify you immediately and work with you to find a suitable solution to meet your requirements. If you don’t want delivery the next day please call us on 01590 615775 to place your order over the phone and we and we can set up delivery for your nominated day.
Whilst we will endeavour to fulfil our delivery promises once the goods leave our warehouse we do rely on 3rd parties to fulfil their obligations. We therefore recommend that a fitter isn’t booked until the goods are safely in your hands and have been checked for damage and any missing items. We cannot be held responsible for any fitter cancellations.
We hope that you are delighted with your purchase. To reduce the likelihood of having to return a product, we do recommend paint sample pots, wallpaper and fabric swatches are ordered prior to ordering the full sized items. We can also send out ring samples, colour toggles or off cuts of curtain poles / tracks to ensure the colour is right before you commit to order. Please email email@example.com to request a sample. Please note made to order / measure / cut to size curtain poles and tracks cannot be returned or exchanged unless faulty. Please also note that Little Greene paint products are bespoke and therefore tinted to order. Unfortunately we are therefore unable to accept any returns on Little Greene paint orders.
For any standard products not listed above, in the event that you would like to return your goods we accept returns within 30 days of delivery.
There is an £20 collection charge to return curtain pole or curtain track orders. We appreciate this is a lot of money but this is what our couriers charge us. Curtain poles and tracks are classified as ‘oversized’ items and so they incur a premium for handling long parcels.
If you would like to return curtain pole accessories or curtain track spare parts these can be returned by Royal Mail or a carrier of your choice. Please return smaller items to: The Home Of Interiors, The Design Hub, 41 Brookley Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7RB.
To return and obtain a refund (excluding delivery costs) please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call us on 01590 615775. We will then contact you to organise the collection / return. Failure to notify us may result in no refund or an additional cost to forward your returned item/s to the correct address.
Any products you return will be at your own cost and the goods must be in the same condition which they were received. The goods must be in their original packaging. The goods are your responsibility until they reach us so please make sure any returned items are very well packaged to avoid damage while in transit. Please ensure the returns reference, which will have been emailed to you, is clearly marked on the outside of the parcel. We recommend you use the outer packaging the goods were delivered in.
If on receipt of the goods we inspect them and conclude that they are not in the same condition they were sent out in we will not be able to provide a refund. We will notify you if this is the case.
The refund, minus the original delivery charge and minus the collection charge, is usually actioned within a week of the items being returned but it can take up to 30 days. The refund will be made back to the account that the original purchase was made from.