Finishes Guide

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General Interior Walls & Ceilings

  • Totally matt finish (2-3% sheen) : Absolute Matt Emulsion
  • Totally matt yet washable (2-3% sheen) : Intelligent Matt Emulsion
  • Quick drying low sheen (15-20% sheen) : Intelligent Eggshell
  • Quick drying high gloss (85% sheen) : Intelligent Gloss


Kitchen & Bathrooms Walls

  • Matt yet washable (3-5% sheen) : Intelligent Matt Emulsion 
  • Quick drying low sheen (15-20% sheen) : Intelligent Eggshell
  • Quick drying high gloss (85% sheen) : Intelligent Gloss

Fine Plasterwork

  • Quick drying low sheen (15-20% sheen) : Intelligent Eggshell
  • Delicate matt, not washable (15-20% sheen) : Distemper


Fine Plasterwork (excluding lime plaster)

  • Totally matt (2-3% sheen) : Absolute Matt Emulsion
  • Quick drying low sheen (15-20% sheen) : Intelligent Eggshell
  • Quick drying high gloss (85% sheen) : Intelligent Gloss

Interior Doors & Skirting Boards

  • Quick drying low sheen (15-20% sheen) : Intelligent Eggshell
  • Quick drying and durable (30-35% sheen) : Intelligent Satinwood
  • Quick drying high gloss (85% sheen) : Intelligent Gloss
  • Traditional high gloss (85% sheen) : Traditional Oil Gloss

Wooden Furniture

  • Quick drying low sheen (15-20% sheen) : Intelligent Eggshell
  • Quick drying and durable (30-35% sheen) : Intelligent Satinwood
  • Quick drying high gloss (85% sheen) : Intelligent Gloss
  • Traditional high gloss (85% sheen) : Traditional Oil Gloss

Radiators

  • Quick drying low sheen (15-20% sheen) : Intelligent Eggshell
  • Quick drying and durable (30-35% sheen) : Intelligent Satinwood
  • Quick drying high gloss (85% sheen) : Intelligent Gloss

Floors (Wood or Concrete)

  • Quick drying, mid sheen (30-40% sheen) : Intelligent Floor Paint
  • Traditional mid sheen (50% sheen) : Floor Paint - Oil Based

Exterior Wood Work (including Front Doors)

  • Quick drying low sheen (15-20% sheen) : Intelligent Exterior Eggshell
  • Traditional low sheen (15-20% sheen) : Tom's Oil Eggshell
  • Quick drying high gloss (85% sheen) : Intelligent Gloss
  • Traditional high gloss (85% sheen) : Traditional Oil Gloss

Exterior Metalwork (Primed)

  • Quick drying low sheen (15-20% sheen) : Intelligent Exterior Eggshell
  • Traditional low sheen (15-20% sheen) : Tom's Oil Eggshell
  • Quick drying high gloss (85% sheen) : Intelligent Gloss
  • Traditional high gloss (85% sheen) : Traditional Oil Gloss

Exterior Walls (Concrete Render / Stone)

  • Matt yet washable (3-5% sheen) : Masonry Paint

Exterior Walls (Lime Render)

  • Matt and breathable (2-3% sheen) : Limewash


Lime Plaster

  • Matt yet washable (3-5% sheen) : Distemper

 

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