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Eggshell paint is available in both water based and oil based formulations. Water based eggshell is becoming increasing popular due to it's quick drying times and low odour and is often suitable for use on both walls and woodwork. Oil based eggshell is traditionally preferred as it doesn't leave streaks giving a quality finish.
White is a popular in eggshell paints and we also offer it in our colour match service. We recommend the Leyland Trade Hardwearing Acrylic Eggshell as a water based eggshell and the Leyland Trade Eggshell as an oil based alternative..
Like it's name sake, eggshell paint get its name from resembling the surface of an eggshell once applied. Eggshell is typically the sheen level that sits in between matt and satin paint and will reflect and bounce light throughout a room, creating depth in a space without appearing overly shiny.
Eggshell paint is traditionally used on interior woodwork like trim and skirting boards, whilst it can also be used on radiators. Water based eggshell can also be used on walls and ceilings and is really good for medium traffic areas within your home such as living rooms and bedrooms.
If you are looking for a tough, stain resistant eggshell paint that is perfect for using on your walls and ceilings, then look no further than the Leyland Trade Hardwearing Acrylic Eggshell , with it's ability to be colour matched into thousands of designer colours, this water based eggshell has been designed to hide imperfections and handle extreme levels of condensation making it the perfect choice for using in bathrooms and kitchens. This hardwearing eggshell paint is also a great choice for using in hallways and bedrooms.
Next up is our top solvent based eggshell woodwork paint, Leyland Trade Eggshell this eggshell paint is perfect for providing your interior woodwork and metal surfaces with a beautiful mid-sheen finish. A hardwearing and knock-resistant finish, this tough and durable paint is particularly suited to any room with interior woodwork that needs regular cleaning and high traffic areas within your home such as kitchens and bathrooms.
Our other top eggshell paint picks include, Johnstone's Trade Acrylic Durable Eggshell and Dulux Diamond Eggshell, both of these paints are available in ready mix colours and can also be colour matched into thousands of designer colours.