Eggshell paint takes after its namesake in that its flat finish resembles that of the surface of an eggshell. It exists in the space between a matt and mid sheen paint, in that it’s harder than a matt but duller than a satin or silk. Eggshell is fantastic for covering imperfections and works well on furniture and bedrooms. It provides more protection than matt emulsion, helping it withstand everyday wear and tear. It is durable, low odour, fast drying and doesn’t yellow easily.
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This trendy option is ideal for a rustic inspired home, helping add a vintage look to any space. Typically found in heritage style houses, it adds interest to walls and woodwork. It tends also to work well in the evening light, bringing dimension to a room. For this reason it is often used in living rooms, kitchens, conservatories and other populated areas of a home.
Its non yellowing properties means that it lends itself well to internal and external use. Perfect for window sills, railings, fireplaces and other tricky areas, top ups are made easy with its fast drying technology.
A Guide to Eggshell Paint
The first step in perfecting your painting project is to always opt for trade paint. Low quality consumer brands provide low quality eggshell paint. So if you want a durable, professional finish, shop our range of eggshell paint from biggest and best paint brands on the market including; Dulux Trade, Johnstones Trade, Crown Trade and more.
Now to prep! Start by cleaning (use a damp cloth on walls to help the paint stick) and sanding your surfaces, this will help remove any residue or impurities which will heed your painting process. Then with the help of a putty knife (which you can purchase from our accessories section) fill in any holes or imperfections, then sand again.
Follow by stirring your eggshell paint from the bottom to top. Use a stick or stirring rod. Repeat this 3-4 times to achieve a smooth, even consistency.
Paint your walls, furniture or surface with a trade quality paint brush or roller. Use smaller brushes for trimmings and 3-4 inch brushes for walls and furniture. When painting try to start from the edges and move toward the centre. Work top to bottom in even brush strokes. With this approach you will have a flawless, consistent finish.
Eggshell Paint at The Paint Shed
Eggshell paint offers the perfect blend of tradition and modernity, its subtle muted palette injects a contemporary yet classic feel to any home. Available in an array of colours which can be browsed in our handy colour finder, you are sure to find the perfect shade for your painting project. Whatever hue you have in mind, we will do our best to provide. Enter the colour code or name to find existing shades or get in touch and we will mix one to your requirements. Find us on social media, call us on 033 3320 2369 or pop by your local store. Our colour match professionals are always here to help.