Earthborn Eggshell 17

Earthborn Eggshell 17

Earthborn Eggshell 17 is a water-borne paint for interior wood surfaces. 


Eggshell dries super quick to a classic silk sheen. Because it is water based and totally oil free, it is non-yellowing and there are no unpleasant smells or emissions. Best of all it is flexible and breathable – so it cares for your wood for longer. 


This product has now superseded the Pro Aqua Eggshell range. The new Eggshell 17 range has a slightly different application method it is now recommended that Wood surfaces should be prepared with Earthborn Multi Purpose Primer and lightly sanded prior to application. To read full application details please see the technical data sheet.
The older Pro Aqua Range will still be available for a short period of time while we transition between the two paints ranges. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give our technical team a call on 01874 611 350


Disclaimer: Please note that whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the colours on this chart, due to the limitations of digital & printing processes, variations will occur. They are therefore produced purely to give an indication of our range for you to be able to select samples. Samples should be purchased and applied in situ. We cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage or costs incurred as a result of choosing and using a colour based solely on the colour chart or digital media.


Please contact us on 01874 611 350 or email tymawr@lime.org.uk any of our paint colour charts.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the colour and texture of products on this website but due to the limitations of technology, we strongly recommend that sample products are purchased for testing in situ prior to the full order being placed.
White
Marbles
Hopscotch
Mittens
St John
Straw
Bugle
Tom's Bakery
Cat's Cradle
Donkey Ride
Kissing Gate
Little Rascal
Posset
Maybe Maggie
Lemony
Ballet Shoe
Vanilla
Humpty Dumpty
Freckle
Jemima
Daisy Chain
Flower Pot
Piglet
Eyebright
Lily Lily Rose
Cupcake
Eiderdown
Rosie Posie
Inglenook
Riding Hood
Bo Peep
Gingham
Dorothy
Polka Dot
Toy Soldier
Teacup
Smidgen
Shallows
Milk Jug
The Lido
Reading Room
Fiddlesticks
Grasshopper
Mister Toad
Cricket
Fresh Air
Seagull
Gregory's Den
Sunday Stroll
Secret Room
Wood Smoke
Feather Pillow
Paw Print
Muddy Boots
Rocky Horse
Whisker
Tuffet
Nellie
Trilby
Hidey Hole
Hobby Wood
Sapling
Peach Baby
Trumpet
Can Can
Hobgoblin
Delilah
Flutterby
Hippo Hooray
Bobble Hat
Lady Bug
Tick Tock
White Clay
Up Up Away
Grassy
Skipper
Sandy Castle
Description

Details

Earthborn Eggshell 17 is a water-borne paint for interior wood surfaces. 

Eggshell dries super quick to a classic silk sheen. Because it is water based and totally oil free, it is non-yellowing and there are no unpleasant smells or emissions. Best of all it is flexible and breathable – so it cares for your wood for longer. 

It is VOC free and certified not to emit any harmful emissions during or after use and it carries the EU Ecolabel! Click here for details! 

Incredible coverage, stunning finish, no need for undercoat or primer.

To see an example of this product in use, see our case study of Maesgwyn Cottage, Carmarthenshire.

This product has now superseded the Pro Aqua Eggshell range. The new Eggshell 17 range has a slightly different application method it is now recommended that Wood surfaces should be prepared with Earthborn Multi Purpose Primer and lightly sanded prior to application. To read full application details please see the technical data sheet. 
The older Pro Aqua Range will still be available for a short period of time while we transition between the two paints ranges. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give our technical team a call on 01874 611 350

Please note, the coloured paints are made to order, we will, therefore, notify you of a lead time when the order is placed or call us if you have any concerns.

We are unable to refund paints made to order so please ensure that you have the correct colour (we advise purchasing a sample first) and that you have calculated quantities based on the printed coverage rates.

Technical Documents
View FileEarthborn Eggshell 17 - Technical Data Sheet    Size: (580.49 KB)
Application Advice

Sometimes a fresh coat of paint is all that’s needed to add a totally new look to kitchen cupboards, furniture and interior trims. Our Eggshell and Ecopro Eggshell are perfect for painting interior woodwork and wooden furniture, but surfaces like melamine and MDF require a little more preparation.

It’s worth bearing in mind that many kitchen units are now made from composite materials like MDF or particleboard and coated with a laminated wood, plastic or a melamine finish. Likewise a lot of furniture nowadays (especially the flat pack variety!) is made from coated MDF or chipboard.

If you’re planning on updating kitchen cupboards, melamine surfaces or particleboard furniture with paint, read on for our top tips on how to achieve a professional, long-lasting finish:

• Melamine and foil-coated particleboard isn’t absorbent like wood or plaster, so it’s important to sand it well to a matt finish in order to provide a key and help the paint stick.
• Don’t forget to wear a suitable mask when sanding and work in a well-ventilated area, or outside if possible!
• Wipe away any excess dust then use a damp cloth to thoroughly clean the surface.
• For best results when painting these types of surfaces, we’d recommend using a primer first. Our Multi Purpose Primer is ideal because it is water-based and provides a sound base for painting over.
• Earthborn Multi Purpose Primer isn’t like a normal paint, so don’t be surprised if it doesn’t cover especially well; the point is to prepare the surface ready for painting.
• Apply a coat of Eggshell or EcoPro Eggshell and let it dry. If using Earthborn Eggshell, lightly sand the dried surface with fine sandpaper for an ultra-smooth finish.
• Apply a further 1-2 coats depending on coverage and colour. Earthborn Eggshell dries to a durable, soft sheen that doesn’t require any extra protective finishing. 

Benefits

 water-borne - safer, healthier and more pleasant to use 

 non fade, satin finish 

flexible, microporous finish, helps care for your wood longer 

does not seal in moisture 

easy to apply with standard brush, roller or spray 

low odour 

quick drying 

free of VOCs and all harmful emissions 

FAQs
      • How much paint will I need?
        • You will get between 11-14sqm per litre. You can thin with up to 10% water.
      • How long does it take to dry?
        • The product is touch-dry after 15 minutes; light sanding can be carried out after 45 minutes and a second coat applied after 2 hours dependent on environmental conditions. Due to the rapid drying rate of proAqua Eggshell, care needs to be taken to work in a logical manner so as not to ‘over-brush’ or ‘lay off’ areas already painted. Particular care needs to be taken when painting large flat areas or panels. 
      • Where can I use Earthborn proAqua Eggshell Paint? 
        • Earthborn proAqua Eggshell paint can be used on any internal woodwork.Earthborn proAqua Eggshell paint gives a smooth, flexible yet durable finish that allows the wood to breathe and will not fade or discolour with time. It covers well, dries quickly and requires no separate primer or undercoat (for new wood just dilute the first coat with 10% water).
      • Can I use it over old paint?
        • For best results proAqua Eggshell should be applied to bare and untreated wood. Surfaces previously coated with proAqua Eggshell or proAqua Varnish should be lightly sanded before recoating. The surface should be smooth, dry and absorbent. It is not recommended for use on surfaces previously treated with oil-based products such as gloss and polyurethane varnish, unless the previous coating is thoroughly aged (usually over 3 years old) and has been well sanded. Loose or flaking material must be removed with a brush or scraper. Any defective wood should be repaired and any exuding resin removed with alcohol or a similar product.

To see an example of this product in use, see our case study of Maesgwyn Cottage, Carmarthenshire.

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