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Eggshell Paint

Eggshell paint offers the perfect blend of tradition and modernity; its subtle muted palette injects a contemporary yet classic feel to any home. We have a fantastic range of eggshell paints available in an array of colours. 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.

With leading brands including Crown, Johnstone's & Leyland in stock, you'll have no trouble at all finding a suitable eggshell for your interiors.

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  1. Johnstone's Trade Acrylic Durable Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Johnstone's Trade Acrylic Durable Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £32.41 £27.01
  2. Johnstones Acrylic Eggshell White
    Johnstone's Trade Acrylic Durable Eggshell Brilliant White
    From £24.67 £20.56
  3. Dulux Trade Diamond Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Dulux Trade Diamond Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £30.54 £25.45
  4. Johnstone's Trade Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Johnstone's Trade Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £22.25 £18.54
  5. Dulux Trade Eggshell (All Colours)
    Dulux Trade Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £27.59 £22.99
  6. Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Eggshell White
    Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Eggshell White
    From £14.72 £12.27
  7. Johnstones Eggshell White
    Johnstone's Trade Eggshell Brilliant White
    From £17.57 £14.64
  8. Macpherson Trade Acrylic Eggshell Brilliant White
    Macpherson Trade Acrylic Eggshell Brilliant White
    From £9.62 £8.02
  9. Armstead Durable Acrylic Eggshell - White
    Armstead Trade Durable Acrylic Eggshell White
    From £25.79 £21.49
  10. Dulux Heritage Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Dulux Heritage Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £25.72 £21.43 Was £28.57
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  11. Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £21.04 £17.53
  12. Little Greene Interior Oil Eggshell
    Little Greene Interior Oil Eggshell
    From £35.54 £29.62 Was £39.49
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  13. Sandtex Trade Exterior Eggshell X-Tra Tinted Colours
    Sandtex Trade Trade Exterior Eggshell X-tra Tinted Colours
    From £27.77 £23.14
  14. Armstead Trade Durable Acrylic Eggshell Tinted Colours 5L
    Armstead Trade Durable Acrylic Eggshell Tinted Colours 5l
    From £56.65 £47.21
  15. Crown Trade Eggshell (White)
    Crown Trade Eggshell White
    From £28.57 £23.81
  16. Little Greene Intelligent Exterior Eggshell
    Little Greene Intelligent Exterior Eggshell
    From £72.90 £60.75 Was £81.00
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  17. Macpherson Eggshell Brilliant White
    Macpherson Trade Eggshell Brilliant White
    From £12.47 £10.39
  18. Dulux Trade Light & Space Diamond Eggshell Colours 5L
    Dulux Trade Light And Space Diamond Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £124.32 £103.60
  19. Crown Trade Eggshell (All Colours)
    Crown Trade Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £35.78 £29.82
  20. Johnstone's Trade Eggshell Black
    Johnstone's Trade Eggshell Black
    From £40.85 £34.04
  21. Macpherson Trade Acrylic Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Macpherson Trade Acrylic Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £47.87 £39.89
  22. Tikkurila Luja 20
    Tikkurila Luja 20
    From £24.23 £20.19
  23. Dulux Trade Eggshell (White)
    Dulux Trade Eggshell White
    From £40.26 £33.55
  24. Armstead Trade Eggshell Tinted Colours 5L
    Armstead Trade Eggshell Tinted Colours 5l
    From £47.95 £39.96
  25. Macpherson Trade Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Macpherson Trade Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £31.21 £26.01
  26. Tikkurila Nova 20
    Tikkurila Nova 20
    From £31.64 £26.37
  27. Little Greene Tom's Oil Eggshell
    Little Greene Tom's Oil Eggshell
    From £75.60 £63.00 Was £84.00
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  28. Sandtex Trade Exterior Eggshell X-Tra Black
    Sandtex Trade Trade Exterior Eggshell X-tra Black
    From £25.22 £21.02
  29. Johnstones Eggshell Magnolia
    Johnstone's Trade Eggshell Magnolia
    From £28.40 £23.67
  30. Crown Trade Acrylic Eggshell Colours Tinted Colours 5L
    Crown Trade Acrylic Eggshell Colours Tinted Colours 5l
    From £70.55 £58.79

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FAQs

Eggshell paint takes its name from a resemblance to 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.
Apart from now being the trendiest paint to have in homes, eggshell paint provides more protection than matt emulsion, helping it withstand everyday wear and tear. It is also durable, low odour, fast drying and doesn't yellow easily.

Eggshell has become one of the most popular paint types to have in the home and workplace. You'll typically find it used in:

  • Bedrooms
  • Living rooms
  • Offices
  • Customer-facing areas
  • Conservatories
  • Kitchens

Anywhere you're looking to have a lower sheen, eggshell is a safe bet. That's why it can also come in handy on bedroom furniture and kitchen cabinets in need of a touch-up. 

It will depend on how much sheen you want your paint to have. Eggshell is known for having a muted tone that isn't as flat as matt paint, but not as shiny as satin. If you want a little sheen on the surface and something which takes well to bright lights, try a reliable satin paint. If you have your heart set on flat, stick with matt. 

You'll find that each product page gives you a standard square metre coverage for the paint. To give you some idea of how much that is, a best-seller like Dulux Diamond Eggshell gives you up to 16m² per litre. In comparison, something like Johnstones Eggshell Brilliant White can give you up to 20m² per litre.

Remember that eggshell refers to the paint's look on the wall and nothing to do with it being brittle or fragile. To get a good finish from an eggshell paint, it is recommended that you apply two coats on the wall. Anyone looking for a quick turnaround time between coats and drying should look at Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Eggshell Tinted Colours (also available in White).

Also, if you're going to be using eggshell on a surface that currently has gloss paint, get a sturdy undercoat to help prevent bleeding.

Need help finding the right shade? Need to know which primer works best with your eggshell paint? Feel free to get in touch with The Paint Shed team today, and we'll be happy to help. Our phone number is at the top of the page, and you can send us a message via Facebook too. And don't forget to give us a like while you're there. It is the best way to keep up to date on all our latest offers.