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Eggshell Paint

Eggshell paint is a subtle, low-sheen finish paint for interior walls and woodwork. It's more durable than matt emulsions but still low sheen and is great for high-traffic areas or rooms with high levels of humidity like the bathroom or kitchen. We stock a wide range of eggshell paints from the trade brands like Dulux Trade, Crown Trade and Johnstone's Trade, as well as designer ranges including Farrow and Ball, Little Greene and Paint and Paper Library.

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    Johnstone's Trade Acrylic Durable Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Johnstone's Trade Acrylic Durable Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £36.26 £30.22
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    Johnstone's Trade Acrylic Durable Eggshell Brilliant White
    Johnstone's Trade Acrylic Durable Eggshell Brilliant White
    From £27.07 £22.56
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    Dulux Trade Diamond Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Dulux Trade Diamond Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £32.56 £27.13
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    Dulux Trade Eggshell (All Colours)
    Dulux Trade Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £29.40 £24.50
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    Macpherson Trade Acrylic Eggshell Brilliant White
    Macpherson Trade Acrylic Eggshell Brilliant White
    From £9.91 £8.26
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    Benjamin Moore Ultra Spec Scuff X Eggshell
    Benjamin Moore Ultra Spec Scuff X Eggshell
    From £108.00 £90.00
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    Johnstone's Trade Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Johnstone's Trade Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £24.41 £20.34
  8. Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Eggshell White
    Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Eggshell White
    From £15.17 £12.64
  9. Johnstone's Trade Eggshell Brilliant White
    Johnstone's Trade Eggshell Brilliant White
    From £19.85 £16.54
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    Dulux Trade Diamond Eggshell Pure Brilliant White
    Dulux Trade Diamond Eggshell Pure Brilliant White
    From £43.58 £36.32
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    Craig and Rose 1829 Eggshell
    Craig and Rose 1829 Eggshell
    From £26.00 £21.67
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    Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Crown Trade Fastflow Quick Dry Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £21.67 £18.06
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    Paint and Paper Library Architects Eggshell
    Paint and Paper Library Architects Eggshell
    From £34.50 £28.75
  14. Macpherson Eggshell Brilliant White
    Macpherson Trade Eggshell Brilliant White
    From £11.88 £9.90
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    Armstead Trade Durable Acrylic Eggshell White
    Armstead Trade Durable Acrylic Eggshell White
    From £27.49 £22.91
  16. Dulux Heritage Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Dulux Heritage Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £30.46 £25.38
  17. Sandtex Exterior Eggshell (White)
    Sandtex Trade Trade Exterior Eggshell X-tra White
    From £21.97 £18.31
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    Macpherson Trade Acrylic Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Macpherson Trade Acrylic Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £49.31 £41.09
  19. Macpherson Trade Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Macpherson Trade Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £32.15 £26.79
  20. Little Greene Interior Oil Eggshell
    Little Greene Interior Oil Eggshell
    From £43.00 £35.83
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    Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Eggshell
    Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Eggshell
    From £37.00 £30.83
  22. Little Greene Intelligent Exterior Eggshell
    Little Greene Intelligent Exterior Eggshell
    From £86.00 £71.67
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    Armstead Trade Durable Acrylic Eggshell Tinted Colours
    Armstead Trade Durable Acrylic Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £60.40 £50.33
  24. Dulux Trade Eggshell White
    Dulux Trade Eggshell White
    From £42.91 £35.76
  25. Sandtex Trade Exterior Eggshell X-Tra Tinted Colours
    Sandtex Trade Trade Exterior Eggshell X-tra Tinted Colours
    From £28.60 £23.83
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    Crown Trade Acrylic Eggshell Colours Tinted Colours
    Crown Trade Acrylic Eggshell Colours Tinted Colours
    From £72.66 £60.55
  27. Crown Trade Eggshell (White)
    Crown Trade Eggshell White
    From £29.42 £24.52
  28. Crown Trade Eggshell (All Colours)
    Crown Trade Eggshell Tinted Colours
    From £36.85 £30.71
  29. Johnstone's Trade Eggshell Black
    Johnstone's Trade Eggshell Black
    From £46.12 £38.43
  30. Dulux Trade Eggshell Pure Brilliant White
    Dulux Trade Eggshell Pure Brilliant White
    From £47.22 £39.35
  31. Little Greene Tom's Oil Eggshell
    Little Greene Tom's Oil Eggshell
    From £90.00 £75.00

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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.