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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. 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.
An eggshell finish seems like a matt finish with a slight gloss to it. It would land somewhere between a flat matt and satin finish. It is extremely easy to apply and is generally easier to clean than matt paint.
What Should I Use Eggshell Paint For?
Eggshell paint is traditionally used on interior woodwork like trim and skirting boards. It can also be used on radiators. Water based eggshell can also be used on walls and ceilings and is really good for high traffic areas and bathrooms.