Water Based Eggshell


High quality mid-sheen quick drying water-based acrylic paint for use on internal joinery and woodwork. Artist quality earth and traditional powder pigments provide matchless purity and quality of colour with subtle variations of colour and tone. It is not a permeable paint and is not to be used on newly plastered surfaces or solid walls that need to breathe.

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Environmental Considerations

Contains no added lead. Actual VOC content <5g>


Normally used for the decoration of joinery and woodwork. For interior use only. Rose of Jericho Water Based Eggshell is not as wipeable as Oil Eggshell.


12-14 m2/litre/coat on smooth surfaces of low porosity.


Mid-sheen with subtle variations in colour and tone. All Rose of Jericho paints are made using powder pigments. Colour and tone variations due to these pigments and differing porosity of surfaces are inevitable. The intention is that our eggshell paints possess the lack of uniformity and charm of traditional oil paints.


Available in all colours.


Touch dry in 2 hours in good drying conditions. Allow 18 hours between coats. Ensure adequate ventilation during the drying period. Do not apply in temperatures below 8°C or in damp or humid conditions. Only rarely used for the decorations of walls and ceilings. Use in good natural ventilation and wear protective clothing and equipment.


All surfaces should be sound, dry, clean, and free from dirt, oil, grease or other contamination. New woodwork should be primed with an appropriate acrylic wood primer. Existing paintwork in sound condition should be washed down with a warm water detergent solution and abraded. It is recommended that trials be carried out well in advance to ensure that the surface is suitable for application.


Stir gently before use. Water Based Eggshell is best applied by brush. Two coats normally recommended. Thinning is not normally necessary for primed or previously painted surfaces. Where necessary, thin with up to 10% clean water by volume. Coverage. c. 12 m2/litre/coat on smooth surfaces of low porosity. Brushes and equipment should be cleaned with warm soapy water immediately after use.


1 and 2.5 litre cans. Mixed to order.