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Little Greene Paint Information

Little Greene is an independent, British paint manufacturer, committed to the socially and environmentally responsible production of high quality paints and wallpapers. With records dating back to the year 1773, the Little Greene Dye Works of Collyhurst Wood, on the outskirts of Manchester is one of England's most ancient industrial sites for the making of paints and dye solutions.

Their paint finishes combine the highest technical performance with beautiful depth of colour. They always strive to create paints that are both environmentally friendly, child safe and a pleasure to use. We are particularly like the paints’ depth of colour – undertones that subtly change in different lights, providing real character and definition.

The intelligent range is a great example of hard wearing water based paint which are kinder to the environment but don’t compromise on durability.

Along with quality Little Greene also have a fantastic palette of over 200 luxury colours, including the Colours of England range which they worked closely with English Heritage to develop colours inspired from key periods in interior design. As well as the beautiful ‘Grey’ colour palette a range of stunning grey tones where you can be sure to find the perfect shade for your home.

We do recommend testing a colour before purchase to ensure you are happy with the final result.

Sample Pots are supplied in Absolute Matt Emulsion - perfect for testing colour on your own walls as it dries quickly and your brush can be easily washed out in water.

Need help selecting the right paint finish?

Absolute Matt Emulsion Paint (Interior)

Absolute Matt Emulsion is Little Greene’s most popular paint. The classic finish for interior walls and ceilings. It's a water-based, environmentally friendly paint and dries to an incredibly flat finish that exudes character.

Absolute Matt Emulsion is available in 5L, 2.5L and 1L tins

  • A beautiful flat finish for walls & ceilings
  • Certified completely safe for children's rooms ('Toy Paint Regulations' BS EN71-3:2013)
  • Gloss level - 3% (very matt)
  • Covers approx 14 square metres per litre (one coat)
  • Available in all colours
  • Available in 3 tin sizes - 5L, 2.5L and 1L
  • Also available in 60ml Sample Pots

Intelligent Matt Emulsion Paint (Interior)

Intelligent Matt Emulsion is Little Greene's ground-breaking paint - it's matt, environmentally-friendly and completely washable. This makes it suitable for all areas of your home including kitchens, bathrooms, children's rooms and high-traffic hallways.

  • Water-based
  • Great for walls & ceilings
  • Certified completely safe for children's rooms and furniture ('Toy Paint Regulations' BS EN71-3:2013)
  • Gloss level - 5% (very matt)
  • Covers approx 14 square metres per litre (one coat)
  • Available in all colours
  • Available in 3 tin sizes - 5L, 2.5L and 1L

Intelligent Eggshell Paint (Interior)

Formulated to resist moisture, staining and general wear and tear, Intelligent Eggshell has a tough yet subtle finish and is a superb paint for woodwork and kitchen & bathroom walls.

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.

  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Water-based
  • Fully washable
  • Certified completely safe for children's rooms and furniture ('Toy Paint Regulations' BS EN71-3:2013)
  • Gloss level - 15% (low)
  • Covers approx 14 square metres per litre (one coat)
  • Available in all colours
  • Available in 3 tin sizes- 5L, 2.5L, and 1L

Intelligent Satinwood (Interior/Exterior)

A water-based, satin-finish wood paint suitable for painting kitchen cabinets, wooden furniture (for example chairs, tables, wardrobes), wooden trims and walls. Intelligent Satinwood 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 so life can continue with very little interruption. It is also washable and low odour, with a sheen level of 30-35%.

Intelligent Exterior Eggshell

A high performance, self-priming opaque wood finish with excellent penetration, making it one of the smartest choices for exterior joinery.

  • Available in all colours
  • Virtually odourless
  • Extremely durable, flexible finish
  • Inhibits mould and algal growth
  • Weather resistant and completely washable
  • Suitable for all exterior woodwork
  • Can also be used on suitably primed metalwork
  • Self-priming on new and bare wood
  • Surface dry in 4 hours, recoat in 16 hours
  • Available in 2.5 & 1 Litre tins
  • Low Sheen (15%)

Intelligent Gloss Paint (Interior/Exterior)

A tough, washable paint with a high sheen, Intelligent Gloss is a quick-drying alternative Oil Gloss and is suitable for interior or 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.

  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Water-based
  • Suitable for interior woodwork, plaster walls and primed metals
  • Gloss level - 85% (high)
  • Covers approx 14 square metres per litre (one coat)
  • Available in all colours
  • Available in 1L tins

Masonry Paint

Gone are the days of a limited colour choice for exterior painting. Little Greene's Exterior Masonry Paint is available in almost all colours - use it to achieve a long-lasting matt finish on brick, stone or rendered walls.

  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Water-based
  • 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
  • Gloss level - 5% (very matt)
  • Covers approx 13 square metres per litre (one coat)
  • Available in almost all colours
  • Available in 5L tins

Limewash (Exterior)

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.

  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Water-based
  • Recommended for exterior use only on lime render and porous stone
  • Gloss level - 3% (very matt)
  • Covers approx 6 square metres per litre (one coat)
  • Available in a wide choice of colours
  • Available in 5L tins
  • Limewash is made to order, please allow 7-10 days for delivery.

Distemper

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.

  • Breathable
  • Gloss level - 3% (very matt)
  • Covers approx 15 square metres per litre (one coat)
  • Available in a wide choice of colours
  • Available in 5L tins
  • Distemper is made to order, please allow 4-5 days for delivery.

Tom's Oil Eggshell (Exterior)

The preferred finish of one of our senior chemists, this exterior eggshell, opaque wood finish has excellent flow, giving a beautiful low sheen on woodwork and metalwork.

  • Available in all colours
  • Extremely durable, flexible finish
  • Weather resistant and completely washable
  • Suitable for exterior woodwork and metalwork
  • surface dry in 4 hours, recoat in 16 hours
  • Fully washable
  • Available in 2.5 & 1 Litre
  • Low sheen (15%)

Traditional Oil Gloss Paint (Interior/Exterior)

Oil Gloss has a classic high sheen finish which is popular (and very smart) on front doors and also used on interior/exterior woodwork and 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
  • A classic, durable finish for woodwork and primed metalwork
  • Suitable for interior and exterior use
  • Gloss level - 85% (very high)
  • Covers approx 16 square metres per litre (one coat)
  • Available in all colours
  • Available in 2 tin sizes - 2.5L and 1L

Intelligent Floor Paint (Interior)

This revolutionary water-based paint is suitable for all floors and interior woodwork within the busy home. Easy to apply and, unlike oil-based alternatives, low odour and dry within four hours, Intelligent Floor Paint is durable and washable, with a sheen level of 30-40%. No more waiting overnight for the floor to dry, or complicated logistics whilst waiting for stairs to dry – life can continue virtually seamlessly with this Intelligent alternative!

Floor Paint (Interior Oil Based)

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.

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.

  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Hard-wearing and completely washable
  • Can be used on wooden and concrete floors
  • Gloss level - 50% (mid)
  • Covers approx 14 square metres per litre (one coat)
  • Available in almost all colours
  • Available in 1 & 2.5L tins

Flat Oil Eggshell Paint (Interior)

A low odour, modern oil-based paint which resists staining and general wear and tear.

  • Available in all colours
  • Gloss level - 15-20% (low)
  • Surface dry in 4 hours, re-coat in 16 hours.
  • Fully washable
  • Covers approx 16 square metres per litre (one coat)
  • Available in 1, 2.5L & 5L tins

Consult one of these Little Greene Product Advice Sheets for helpful information on preparation and usage for all the Little Greene paint finishes.

Absolute Matt Emulsion

Aluminium Wood Primer

Distemper

Flat Oil Eggshell

Floor Paint

Intelligent Eggshell

Intelligent Exterior Eggshell

Intelligent Gloss

Intelligent Matt Emulsion

Limewash

Masonry Paint

Tom's Oil Eggshell

Traditional Oil Eggshell

Traditional Oil Gloss

Wall Primer Sealer

Intelligent Satinwood

Intelligent Floor Paint

Intelligent ASP (All Surface Primer)