Using Eggshell Paint

Written on 5th July 2019

Using Vintro Eggshell Paint

Supreme Eggshell is a mid-sheen paint that has more lustre than Supreme Matt Emulsion, but not as much as Supreme Gloss. It is wipeable and hard wearing, making it a superb choice for kitchen, utility room and bathroom walls and interior trim (dado rails, skirting boards, window frames, architraves, sills etc), doors and radiators.
Supreme Eggshell can be used to paint furniture for a smooth, washable finish.

Surface Preparation

Clean and dry all walls and surfaces to be painted, ensuring that they are free from dust, loose flakes of paint and grease. A mild detergent solution will be adequate for this, such as sugar soap, and rinse before drying.

Fill any small holes or cracks with a suitable filler. Follow manufacturers information for use and drying time.

New wood, metal and MDF surfaces should be primed with Vintro Primer before painting with Vintro Supreme Eggshell. This will assist with adhesion. Glossy or oil based paint surfaces and furniture should be sanded and washed/dried thoroughly prior to painting with Vintro Primer.

To paint over a porous surface such as plasterboard or newly applied lining paper, mix a thinner solution with 15-25% water and allow to thoroughly dry before proceeding to paint as normal.

Applying Paint

If you will be using more than one tin of Vintro Supreme Eggshell, check the batch numbers on the bottom of the tin to ensure they are of the same batch. If they are not, mix both tins together to ensure colour consistency, as there can be small variations in colour between batches.

Stir paint thoroughly before applying with a brush/roller/sprayer. If using a spray gun to apply paint, there may be a need to thin paint with water.

If using a brush, we recommend the use of a good quality synthetic brush such as a Vintro 4” flat paint brush to apply paint evenly in a horizontal direction. Lay off the final coat in one direction to minimise brush marks.

When using a roller, paint in small areas with long even strokes. Work from dry to wet, so that you are applying new paint over paint that is still wet to minimise roller marks. For the best results use a medium pile polyester roller.

For most projects we recommend apply two coats of (undiluted) paint, allowing for drying between coats, which will give a good depth of colour due to the high level of pigments in our paint. However, occasionally different projects can need an extra coat and this is due to specific conditions of the wall/ceiling, such as a significant change in colour.

Wash paintbrush/roller/spray nozzle with warm soapy water to clean after use.

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