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Little Greene Intelligent Interior Eggshell

Little Greene Intelligent Interior Eggshell
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- £51.67 - £62.00

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product information

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Formulated to resist moisture, staining and general wear and tear, Intelligent Eggshell has a tough yet subtle finish and is a superb paint for woodwork and kitchen & bathroom walls.

It will give tremendous service in a busy home and is an ideal solution for those who want durability with a soft, low-sheen finish.

technical specifications

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Brand Little Greene
Pack Sizes 1lt, 2.5lt
Theoretical Coverage 14 square meters per litre (varies with surface porosity & texture)
Recommended number of coats 2
Surface Dry 1 Hour
Time to recoat 4 Hours minimum
Colour Availibility All Little Greene colour ranges
overview

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  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Water-based
  • Fully washable
  • Suitable for most surfaces including walls, woodwork and primed metals such as radiators and pipework
  • Certified completely safe for children's rooms and furniture ('Toy Paint Regulations' BS EN71-3:2013)
  • Gloss level - 15% (low)
  • Covers approx 14 square metres per litre (one coat)
  • Available in all colours
preparation

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New wood:

For soft woods, knots should be sealed with knotting compound to prevent staining and then primed with Little Greene Traditional Oil Primer Undercoat or Little Greene Intelligent Primer Undercoat. Resinous hardwoods require cleaning and treatment with Little Greene Aluminium Wood Primer (consult the relevant product data sheets for further details) prior to undercoating. Ensure moisture content of the timber is below 15% before commencing application. Damp wood should never be painted as this may give rise to blistering, flaking, cracking and premature coating failure. Green oak should not be painted unless it has been weathered for at least 6 months.

Metals:

New ferrous metalwork should be hand, or mechanically cleaned, to remove any surface rust before application of Little Greene Traditional Oil Primer Undercoat. Non ferrous metals must be pre-treated or primed with an appropriate proprietary primer.

Existing paint finish: Remove all loose and flaking paintwork. Degrease with a suitable detergent solution, such as sugar soap, followed by clean water rinse. Rub down thoroughly with a medium grade sand paper to provide a key and a defect free smooth surface, “feathering in” areas where paint has been removed. Make good any repairs, sand and apply primer to exposed surface as appropriate.

High sheen paint surfaces (such as vinyl silks) should be thoroughly sanded to provide a key, or use a proprietary all surfaces primer, prior to painting.

Old matt paints exposed to high humidity conditions may have degraded over time and should be treated with a priming coat by thinning with a 20% (v/v) addition of clean water to ensure surface is bound and sealed.

Plastics: For long term performance, clean & lightly sand down surfaces. Prime using a proprietary adhesion promoting plastics primer before applying the finishing coat.

New plaster walls: For plaster skim, allow at least four weeks for the plaster to thoroughly dry. Apply a primer coat by thinning the paint with a 5 to 25% (v/v) addition of clean water, depending upon the porosity of the substrate. Cut in by brushing at the same dilution recommendation as for priming, to promote flow and sealing of the substrate. Finish by applying two full coats. For new, fully plastered walls, allow at least six months for the plaster to thoroughly dry before painting with Little Greene Intelligent Eggshell. This product is not recommended for painting lime or other natural plasters.

Existing plaster walls: Lightly wash any existing paint work to remove any dust or surface laitance. Apply a primer coat by thinning with a 0 to 25% (v/v) addition of clean water, depending upon the porosity of the substrate. Finish by applying at least one full coat, as required. For significant colour scheme change, undercoating with Little Greene Intelligent Primer Undercoat is highly recommended.

Application

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Stir thoroughly before use.

Do not apply to surfaces when the ambient temperature is below 5o C. Additionally, for external application, do not apply if there is a risk of rain or frost during the application or drying periods. Brushing: Use a high quality synthetic bristle brush that is suitably sized for the project at hand. New brushes should be conditioned by washing in clean water and thoroughly drying with a clean, lint free, cloth. Avoid immersing brush too far into the paint to prevent paint from entering the ferrule. Avoid drips and splashes by not overloading the brush. Apply paint in even strokes and only extend painting area such that a wet edge can be easily maintained.

For the highest quality appearance, keep final brush strokes all in the same direction and never go over paint that has already begun to dry. For intricate items, or where high ambient temperatures/high air flow conditions cannot be avoided, the open time maybe extended with a 10 to 15% (v/v) of a propriety water based paint conditioner. This advice is also applicable to large flat areas; however, use of a paint roller is the recommended application method in such cases. Lightly rubbing down between coats will remove any dust motes and other surface contamination, producing a near professional finish.

Roller: Use a short nap wool blend type sleeve for best appearance on smooth surfaces. Increase nap length for textured surfaces, as appropriate, to ensure even and thorough coverage. Keep final strokes all in the same direction, maintaining a wet edge throughout. Never be tempted to go over already drying paint as this will lead to lap marking and flashing. When high ambient temperatures/high air flow conditions cannot be avoided, the open time maybe extended with a 10 to 15% (v/v) of propriety water based paint conditioner. S

Spray Finishing: Cleaning Remove excess paint and clean all equipment using clean water immediately after use. Never store brushes or roller sleeves in water as this will result in deterioration of their application performance.

Storage & Shelf Life Store unused paint in a cool, dry, frost free area, away from direct sunlight and sources of ignition. Ensure tin lids are securely and correctly replaced after use. When unopened and stored under the conditions above, this product is stable for a minimum period of two years.

Conventional Thin with up to: 40% (v/v) water. Tip size: 1.60 to 2.00 mm (62 to 78 thou) Air pressure: 0.28 to 0.41 MPa (40 to 60 psi) Airless Thin with up to: 20%(v/v) water Tip size: 0.28 to 0.54 mm (11 to 21 thou) Pressure at tip: 12.6 to 19.6 MPa (1800 to 2800 psi)

aftercare

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Aftercare Cleaning: For light surface soiling; use a dilute, lukewarm solution of domestic washing up liquid and a clean sponge or lint free cloth. Ensure sponge or cloth is well wetted (but not dripping), wipe the affected area and repeat as required. Ensure radiators are at room temperature before attempting to clean using the procedure above. Cleaning hot radiators may result in localised or uneven polishing of the surface. To help prevent general build up, keep your home well ventilated during activities likely to contribute to oil and grease accumulation, like cooking. Tackle dust generated from DIY by, preferably, collecting at source or thorough vacuum cleaning.

General dusting can be effectively achieved using paper towel or soft cloth and the damp dusting method. To prevent marking, always use a soft brush attachment to vacuum clean adjacent surfaces. Special Care:

Avoid placing heavy objects onto surface for a least a week after painting. Bookshelves and other frequent use surfaces may benefit from a very light application of beeswax polish to help prevent marring over the long term.

Repair: Lightly rub down area to be repainted, apply suitable primer to any exposed substrate. Repaint item “break to break” with one or two coats as required. Spot repairs will almost always result in inferior aesthetic appearance. Disposal & Recycling Dispose of excess or waste paint via a licensed waste handing operator. Empty metal containers may be recycled (remove plastic handle on 2.5L and 5L tins).

HEALTH & SAFETY Always read the label on the can before use. Ensure maximum ventilation during application and drying. Consult product material safety data sheet for further details.

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