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Interior Oil Eggshell

Water-resistant oil paint for indoor use


Hard yet flexible, durable and water-resistant oil-based paint, specifically designed for use on appropriately prepared surfaces
Interior. Improved application properties and longer processability support the success of a very high-quality coating with a low gloss.


  • Gloss level*: 15 to 20%*
  • Volume solids: 62%
  • Recommended number of layers: 2
  • Theoretical coverage: 16 m² per liter (varies depending on surface porosity and structure)
  • Color Availability: All Little Greene color palettes
  • Drying time: 4 hours
  • Recommended layer thickness: 35 μm dry per layer
  • Available packaging sizes: 1, 2.5 and 5 liters
  • Time to recoat: Min. 16 hours
* Due to the pigmentation formula, the shine level may be higher in darker colors than in pastels.
**Little Greene's oil-based paints are formulated to be of particularly high quality. Due to the currently applicable EU legislation
Depending on the solvent content, the absence of UV light or the influence of a heat source can cause yellowing over time.


Generally speaking: The surface must be dry, clean, stable and free of grease
and free from impurities and separating substances such as
e.g. sinter layers, resins, waxes, oils, release agents, etc. The to
The coating surface or old paint must be checked for compatibility with the new material. See also VOB, DIN 18363, Part C, Paragraph 3, painting and varnishing work. Loose and peeling paint must be completely removed.

Make appropriate repairs and apply to the exposed
Apply sufficient primer to the surface. Chalking or dirty surfaces such as soot, grease, nicotine, etc. must be cleaned with a suitable cleaning solution such as lye and then washed thoroughly with clean water. Areas that are contaminated with fungi or algae should be treated with a cleaning solution intended for this purpose according to the manufacturer's instructions before coating.

New wood: For soft wood, knotholes should be coated with Aluminum Wood Primer
Sealed by Little Greene to prevent stains before using
Intelligent ASP from Little Greene is primed. Resin-rich hardwood must be cleaned and treated with Little Greene Aluminum Wood Primer before applying the base coat (see relevant product data sheet for further information). We recommend one between each coat
light intermediate sanding with medium/fine grain. (P120 upwards) Before use, ensure the moisture content of the wood is below 15%. Damp wood should never be painted as it causes bubbles, peeling,
Cracks and premature paint defects can occur. Green oak should only
can be painted if it has been dried for at least 6 months. Not for
suitable for use on floors!

Metals: New ferrous metal must be degreased and cleaned manually or mechanically
getting cleaned. Any surface rust must be removed. 1-2 follow
Coatings with Intelligent ASP. (see technical data sheet) Then
Follow with two undiluted coats of Interior Oil Eggshell. Between
For individual coats, we recommend light intermediate sanding with a finer
Grain. (P220 upwards) Non-ferrous metals must be pre-treated with wetting agent wash before priming with Intelligent ASP. This is followed by two undiluted coats of Interior Oil Eggshell.

Plastics: Clean the surfaces with a suitable cleaner
Plastic cleaner and sand them lightly until they are easy to grip. Do you wear
Apply a layer of Intelligent ASP as a bonding bridge. Then two follow
undiluted coats of Interior Oil Eggshell. Between each one
We recommend light intermediate sanding with a fine grain for coats.
(P220 upwards)

Existing old paintwork: After old paintwork has been sanded and cleaned accordingly, a primer coat with Intelligent ASP is applied. Level exposed surfaces with paint filler before priming
and sand it flat after it has dried. After drying the
Primer is done with two coats of Interior Oil Eggshell. Between
For individual coats, we recommend light intermediate sanding with a finer
Grain. (P220 upwards)


Stir thoroughly before use. Paint surfaces
not at a temperature below 5 °C.

With the brush: Use a high quality brush
synthetic bristles in a size appropriate for the project. New brushes
should be washed in clean water and dried carefully
prepared with a clean, lint-free cloth. Dip the brush
Do not penetrate the paint too deeply so that the paint does not get under the clamp.
Avoid drips and splashes by not picking up too much paint with the brush. Apply the paint in even strokes and only extend the painting area so that the edges remain wet at all times. For the best results, make sure that all brush strokes end in the same direction and never paint over paint that has already started to dry.

With the roller: For best results on smooth surfaces, use
a short-pile roller for the use of solvent-based paints. (Filt/Mohair etc.) Make sure that all roller movements last in the same direction and that the edges are always kept moist. Never paint over paint that has already dried, as this will result in unsightly transitions. For complicated elements or in cases where high ambient temperatures/high air flows cannot be avoided, the time window can be extended by adding 5% (by volume) white spirit. This also applies to large, flat areas; however, in such cases it is recommended to use a roller.

Spray painting:

Dilute with up to: 25% (volume) white spirit
Nozzle size: 1.60 to 2.00 mm (62 to 78 mil)
Air pressure: 0.28 to 0.41 MPa (40 to 60 psi)

Dilute with up to: 10% (volume) white spirit
Nozzle Size: Nozzle Size: 0.28 to 0.54 mm (11 to 21 mil)
Pressure at nozzle: 12.6 to 19.6 MPa (1,800 to 2,800 psi)


Remove excess paint and clean tools immediately after use with white spirit or a suitable substitute product. Never store brushes or roller covers in the cleaning solution as this will affect application performance.


Store unused paint in a cool, dry place away from frost, direct sunlight and sources of ignition. Make sure the lid is securely and firmly placed back on the can after use. When unopened, this product is stable for at least two years under the conditions stated above.


Cleaning and Maintenance: For light soiling, 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), gently wipe the affected area several times if necessary, and allow to air dry.

To prevent deposits from forming, always ventilate your home well when doing activities that can lead to the formation of oil or grease films (such as cooking). Ideally, remove dust caused by DIY by collecting or vacuuming it immediately.

Dust can be effectively removed with a damp paper towel or soft cloth. To prevent stains, always use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment on adjacent surfaces.

Special Care: Do not place heavy objects on the surface for at least a week after painting. For bookshelves and other surfaces that are frequently used, a very thin layer of beeswax polish is recommended to prevent long-term damage.
Repair: Carefully sand the area to be repainted and apply Intelligent ASP Primer to the prepared area. Then, using Interior Oil Eggshell, paint the area in one or two coats from edge to edge. Free-standing elements such as window frames and doors may need to be completely repainted to avoid slight color differences between the existing paint and the adjacent repaired areas. Repairs to small areas usually lead to unsightly results.


Dispose of excess or unneeded paint through a licensed waste disposal company. Empty metal containers can be recycled (remove the plastic handle from 2.5L and 5L cans).


Always read the instructions on the can before use. Ensure good ventilation during application and drying. Further information can be found on the product safety data sheet.



Manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001:2008, Quality Management, and ISO 14001:2004,
Environmental management. 2004/42/EC EU limit value for this product (Cat. A/dSb): 300 g/l (2010). This product contains a maximum of 300 g/l FOV.

This product has been tested and complied with the guidelines of the French Indoor Air Quality Decree No. 2011-321 – April 2011 Regulation
Awarded “A+”.