Paint Finishes

Click on the titles to find out more about the different Little Greene paint finishes.

Interior Finishes

Absolute Matt Emulsion

Very matt, chalky finish with ultimate flatness; ideal for general usage in bedrooms etc
Available in: 5 litre, 2.5 litre, 1 litre

Intelligent Matt Emulsion 

The 100% acrylic formulation resists staining, exceptional wash-ability and is 15 times tougher than ordinary matt emulsion, suitable for multi surface use including walls and radiators.
Available in: 5 litre, 2.5 litre, 1 litre

Intelligent Eggshell 

Low sheen finish with exceptional durability suitable for many surfaces.  Formulated to resist moisture, staining and general wear and tear.
Available in: 5 litre, 2.5 litre, 1 litre

Intelligent Gloss 

A tough and fully washable paint with high sheen.  An environmentally friendly and hard wearing alternative to oil-based gloss for interior and exterior use.  Suitable for woodwork, plaster walls and primed metals
Available in: 1 litre

Traditional Oil Eggshell

A low odour, traditional oil based paint with a low sheen finish that resists moisture, staining and is hard wearing. Ideal for wood and metal work.  An excellent solution for painted Kitchens and Bathrooms.
Available in: 5 litre, 2.5 litre, 1 litre

Traditional Oil Gloss

Traditional Oil based paint with a very durable, classic high gloss finish.  Fully washable, suitable for woodwork and primed metals (can be used on exteriors.)
Available in: 2.5 litre, 1 litre

Exterior Finishes:

Masonry Paint

A highly effective 100% acrylic formulation with a matt finish, providing the best exterior performance on stone, brick and cementitious surfaces.  Available in almost all colours, inhibits mould and algal growth, completely weather resistant and has a 15 year protection guarantee.

Available in: 5 litre

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, durable, flexible finish, weather resistant and completely washable.  Like the Masonry paint it inhibits mould and algal growth.  It self primes on new and bare wood and can be used on suitably primed metalwork.

Available in: 2.5 litre, 1 litre

Tom's Oil Eggshell

The preferred finish of one of Little Greene's senior chemists (Tom), this exterior eggshell, opaque wood finish has excellent flow, giving a beautiful low sheen finish on woodwork and metalwork.  It is available in all colours, and is weather resistant and completely washable.

Available in: 2.5 litre, 1 litre

Traditional Finishes & Floor Paint:


This traditional, decorative finish for  interior walls and ceilings, made using naturally occurring chalk and linseed oil, produces a very soft, flat, breathable matt finish.  Available in 128 pastel colours, Made to order 2-3 working days for delivery.  It is suitable for walls, ceilings and fine plasterwork, it can be wiped gently and is ready for dilution.

Available in: 5 litre


Made from slaked lime, this traditional protective matt finish for interior walls or exterior masonry is supplied ready for dilution and then application.  Available in 128 pastel colours, suitable for exterior use on lime render, wattle daub and plaster surfaces.  It is made to order, 2 -3 days for delivery.

Available in: 5 litre

Floor Paint

A unique low odour and oil based formulation which is easy to use, maintain and is exceptionally durable.  Excellent resistance to abrasion, spillage of household liquids and general wear and tear makes it a superb choice.  Available in almost all colours, hard wearing mid sheen and is suitable for interior wood, concrete and primed metal floors.

Available in: 2.5 litre, 1 litre

Preparatory Sealer and Undercoats:

Wall Primer Sealer

A high quality water-based primer for new unpainted or friable walls and ceilings, this is ideal for preparing new plaster or patch repaired surfaces.  Tint-able to a range of colours, this primer seals and stabilises the surface to prevent patchiness of the finished coat - the perfect preparation for application of all Little Greene wall finishes including Absolute Matt, Intelligent Matt, Intelligent eggshell and Masonry paint.  Available in 128 pastel colours.

Available in: 2.5 litre

Intelligent Primer Undercoat

A high quality primer and undercoat in one, environmentally friendly and an alternative to oil- based formulations.  For bare wood and primed interior metal work, it is also a suitable preparation for all Little Greene finishes.  Available in colours to complement your chosen top coat colour.

Available in: 2.5 litre, 1 litre

Traditional Oil Primer Undercoat

Traditional oil based primer and undercoat with excellent flow and a smooth finish.  This paint has anti-corrosive properties and so is perfect for metalwork.  Available in colours to complement your chosen top coat colour.

Available in: 2.5 litre, 1 litre

Aluminium Wood Primer

A high quality aluminium based primer with excellent exterior performance on softwoods and hardwoods.  Seals and protects resinous hardwoods and softwoods with knots in both interior and exterior applications.  It has excellent stain blocking properties and only comes in one colour, metallic pink.

Available in: 2.5 litre, 1 litre

We have samples of all the Little Greene colours in store, costing £4.50 each.  Once a paint and quantity has been decided on, it takes around 2-3 days to arrive in store or alternatively it can be sent directly to your home address.  

Order a sample pot online now or call us on 028 9066 5007 to discuss your colour scheme today!