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Intelligent Gloss


A low-odor, quick-drying, water-based gloss varnish with a high pigment density. This product is particularly suitable for painting walls, wood and primed metal. Ideal for use in the kitchen and bathroom. Can be used indoors and outdoors.


  • Gloss level: (75 - 85%)*
  • Theoretical coverage: 14 sqm / liter (varies depending on surface porosity and structure)
  • Recommended dry layer thickness: 30 micrometers per layer
  • Recommended coats: 2 coats
  • Hand dry: 1 hour**
  • Time to recoat: 4 hours
  • Volume solids: approx. 45%
  • Solids: The entire Little Greene color range, RAL and NCS
  • Available pack sizes: 1 liter

*It may take up to ten days to achieve final gloss level depending on film thickness and drying conditions.
** Complete curing (drying) of the coating can take up to several days - depending on the thickness of the applied layer and the room climate on site. The coating should not be exposed to high levels of surface condensation, such as occurs in kitchens or bathrooms, until it has completely dried, as this may result in permanent staining of the surface.

This product has been tested and classified according to the requirements of DIN EN 13 300: Wet abrasion resistance - Class 1. Gloss - Highly shiny. Contrast ratio – Class 1. Maximum grain diameter – Fine. Theoretical coverage – 14 m2/l.


Fresh wood: For softwood, the knots should first be sealed to avoid discoloration and then the material should be primed with Little Greene Traditional Oil Primer Undercoat or Little Greene Intelligent Primer Undercoat. Resinous hardwood must be cleaned and treated with Little Greene Aluminum Wood Primer prior to priming (please refer to the relevant product data sheets for further details). Before use, make sure the moisture content of the wood is below 15%. Damp wood should never be painted as this can cause bubbling, peeling, cracking and premature destruction of the paint layer.

Fresh oak should never be painted until it has been dried for at least 6 months.

Metals: Ferrous metals should be cleaned by hand or mechanically to completely remove surface rust before priming with Little Greene Traditional Oil Primer Undercoat. Non-ferrous metals must be pre-treated or primed with a suitable primer.

Existing paint layer: Remove loose and crumbling paint. Degrease with a suitable solution, such as lye. Rub thoroughly with medium-grit sandpaper to obtain a flat and intact surface and to even out areas where the paint has been removed. Make any repairs, sand and apply primer as necessary to the paint-free surface.

Some existing vinyl, semi-gloss and matte paints can be very water sensitive and soft, which can cause cracking when painted over. To ensure that existing paint layers do not cause this problem, the paint should first be applied to a small area for testing purposes and inspected once dry before painting the entire area. If cracks appear in the surface material during this test, it should be sealed with a coat of oil-based primer before applying the emulsion paint.

Plastics: For lasting durability, clean and sand the surfaces. Before applying the paint layer, an adhesion-promoting plastic primer should be applied.

Organic substrates: Allow completely freshly plastered walls to dry for at least six months before painting. In general, the surface must be dry, clean, stable, free of grease and free of contamination and separating substances such as sinter layers, resins, waxes, oils, release agents, etc. The substrate or old paint to be coated must be checked for compatibility with the new material. See also VOB, DIN 18363, part C, paragraph 3, painting and varnishing work.

Old coatings: Check whether they can be painted over or are compatible with the new coating. If necessary, carry out an adhesive tape test and a paint test. Loose, peeling and cracked old paint as well as old distemper paint must be completely removed down to the stable surface. Glossy old coats of paint must be roughened beforehand. Before painting with Intelligent Gloss, treat the area with Little Greene Wall Primer Sealer.

It is recommended to apply the primer crosswise with a brush so that the liquid penetrates optimally into the surface material and seals it.

Painter's fleece should be pre-treated with Little Greene Wallprimer Sealer before applying a layer of Little Greene Intelligent Primer Undercoat and then the final coat. Woodchip should be pre-painted with a conventional filling emulsion paint so that the seams of the wallpaper are filled and the absorbency is stopped. Be sure to allow drying times between coats.

For a fundamental change of color, a prime coat of Little Greene Intelligent Primer Undercoat is recommended. This product is not recommended for painting previously painted lime plaster or other natural plaster.


Stir well before use. Do not apply if the ambient temperature is below 5°C.

Brush: Use a high quality plastic bristle brush of the appropriate size for the project. New brushes should be washed in clean water and dried thoroughly with a clean, lint-free cloth. Do not immerse the brush too deeply in the paint so that the paint does not get under the clamping ring. Avoid drips and splashes by not picking up too much paint with the brush. Apply paint evenly and only expand the painting area so that areas that are still damp can still be applied. For best results, always apply the final brush strokes in the same direction and never paint over paint that has already begun to dry.

For nested objects or in locations where high ambient temperatures/strong air currents cannot be avoided, the open time can be increased by adding 10 to 15% (v/v) of an appropriate gradient optimizer. This is also recommended for large flat surfaces, although in such cases the use of a paint roller is recommended.

Roller: For best results on smooth surfaces, use a short-pile fur roller. For textured surfaces, use a longer-nap roller as needed to achieve even and thorough coverage. Always carry out the last roller movements in the same direction and connect to the damp areas. Never paint over paint that has already begun to dry, as this will result in visible overlapping and streaking.

Spray on:
Dilute with up to: 40% (v/v) water
Nozzle size: 1.60 to 2.00 mm (62 to 78 thou)
Air pressure: 0.28 to 0.41 MPa (40 to 60 psi)
Dilute with up to: 20% (v/v) water
Nozzle size: 0.28 to 0.54 MPa (11 to 21 thou)
Pressure at nozzle: 12.6 to 19.6 MPa (1800 to 2800 psi)


The work materials should be cleaned with water immediately after use. Never store brushes and rollers in water as this will impair their application performance.


Store unused paint in a cool, dry, frost-free place and away from direct sunlight. Ensure closures are securely and correctly closed after use.
If unopened and stored under the above conditions, this product has a shelf life of at least two years.


Cleaning: For light dirt, use a diluted, lukewarm dishwashing detergent solution and a clean sponge or lint-free cloth. Make sure the sponge or cloth is well moistened (but not soaking wet) and wipe the affected area several times if necessary.

To prevent general dirt build-up, ensure that your house/apartment is always well ventilated when you engage in activities such as cooking that result in oil or grease build-up.

Special Care: Avoid placing heavy objects on the surface for at least a week after painting. Bookshelves and other surfaces that receive frequent use can be easily treated with beeswax polish to prevent long-term damage.

Repair: Lightly sand the areas to be repainted and apply appropriate primer to exposed surface material. Repaint the area “edge to edge” with one or two coats of paint as needed. Touching up small areas alone almost always results in an unsightly appearance.


Excess paint may only be disposed of through a certified waste disposal company. Empty metal containers can be recycled (remove plastic handle from 2.5L and 5L containers).


Always read the instructions on the can before use. Ensure good ventilation during application and drying. For further information, see the safety data sheet.


Manufactured to the standards of ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) and ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management Systems).BS EN 71-3:1995 (B 5665-3:1995) Safety of toys. Specification for migrating specific elements. (Test certificate can be provided upon request) 2004/42/EC EU limit value for this product (cat.A/bwb): 100g/l (2010). This product contains max.35g/l VOC.C. This product has been tested and rated A+ in accordance with the French Indoor Air Quality Decree No. 2011-321 - Arrete April 2011.