Little Greene paint

About Little Greene

Little Greene is an independent, British paint manufacturer, committed to the socially and environmentally responsible production of high quality paints and wallpapers.With records dating back to the year 1773, the Little Greene Dye Works of Collyhurst Wood, on the outskirts of Manchester is one of England's most ancient industrial sites for the making of paints and dye solutions.

The Earl of Derby granted rights for the use of the site as a 'house producing colours' in the 18th century. Joshua Rowlands, the earliest identifiable proprietor of the works, led the development of traditional paints for domestic and industrial use, drawing upon his experience of making dye solutions for the cotton trade.

Situated at the confluence of the rivers Irk and Irwell, the site's popularity over the centuries stemmed from the ready source of fast flowing clean water from the Pennines. This natural resource was used for both motive force to power the paint grinding stones and as a valuable clean ingredient incorporated into the products.

The early paints would have been based on natural resins and pigments, similar in many ways to those used by the great artists of old. The development of synthetic compounds for the colouring of materials during the 19th century provided faster and more efficient production; however many of them were proven not to be as safe or as good as the ones they replaced.

We incorporate many of the materials used in the past for the preparation of the very high quality paints we make today - something Joshua Rowlands would have been both amused about and proud of.

We are particularly proud of our paints’ depth of colour. Reassuringly high pigment levels (over 40% more pigment than many ordinary paints), give Little Greene paints an unequalled depth of colour and a true point of difference.

Little Greene wallpapers are a beautiful complement to the company's paint palette. Each collection resurrects designs found in forgotten archives, employing specialist printing methods on the finest grade papers to give the wallpapers their sophisticated textures, elegant appearance, durability and longevity.

Absolute Matt Emulsion Paint (Interior)

Little Greene´s most popular paint, Absolute Matt Emulsion is the classic finish for interior walls and ceilings. It's a water-based, environmentally friendly paint and dries to an incredibly flat finish that exudes character.

Absolute Matt Emulsion is available in 5L, 2.5L and 1L tins

  • Environmentally-friendly
  • Water-based
  • A beautiful flat finish for walls & ceilings
  • Certified completely safe for children's rooms ('Toy Paint Regulations' BS EN71-3:2013)
  • Gloss level - 3% (very matt)
  • Covers approx 14 square metres per litre (one coat), 2 coats recommended
  • Available in all colours
  • Available in 3 tin sizes - 5L, 2.5L and 1L
  • In our shop we have 60ml Sample Pots avaiable.
from 13,50 EUR
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
Absolute Matt Emulsion Paint (Interior 10L)
Little Greene Colour:
299,00 EUR
29,90 EUR per Liter
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
Intelligent Matt Emulsion Paint (Interior)
from 63,00 EUR
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
Intelligent Matt Emulsion Paint (Interior 10L)
Little Greene Colour:
320,00 EUR
32,00 EUR per Liter
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
Intelligent Eggshell Paint (Interior)
from 71,00 EUR
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
Stock 37, Sunlight 135, Woad 251, Heat 24

A water-based, satin-finish wood paint suitable for painting kitchen cabinets, wooden furniture (for example chairs, tables, wardrobes), wooden trims and walls. Intelligent Satinwood is extremely hard wearing and able to withstand the many knocks delivered to kitchen cabinets and wooden furniture! A dream to apply, the paint is dry within four hours so life can continue with very little interruption. It is also washable and low odour, with a sheen level of 30-35%.

from 72,00 EUR
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
Shallows 223, Jack Black 119, Smalt 255, Airforce Blue 260

This revolutionary water-based paint is suitable for all floors and interior woodwork within the busy home. Easy to apply and, unlike oil-based alternatives, low odour and dry within four hours, Intelligent Floor Paint is durable and washable, with a sheen level of 30-40%. No more waiting overnight for the floor to dry, or complicated logistics whilst waiting for stairs to dry – life can continue virtually seamlessly with this Intelligent alternative!

from 80,00 EUR
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Interior Oil Eggshell
from 76,00 EUR
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Grey Teal 226, Marine Blue 95

A water-based universal primer undercoat suitable for painting on all interior and exterior surfaces. Ease of application on a diverse range of different surfaces and materials, combined with a speedy two-hour drying time, make this robust primer the go-to preparation for projects that need to be completed quickly. With a low sheen of 5-8%, it is available in a wide range of colours.

from 39,00 EUR
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Intelligent Eggshell (Exterior)

This exterior finish is ideal for window frames, external doors, gates, garden furniture and timber outbuildings. Offering a high level of protection, Intelligent Exterior Eggshell provides a simple, elegant way of using colour to refresh your outdoor space.

from 79,00 EUR
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Tom’s Oil Eggshell (Exterior)

Tom's Oil Eggshell Overview:

Available in all colours
  • Extremely durable, flexible finish
  • Weather resistant and completely washable
  • Suitable for exterior woodwork and metalwork
  • Touch dry in 4 hours, recoat in 16 hours
  • Coverage: 14-16 square metres per litre.
  • Gloss level: Low sheen (15%)
  • Fully washable
  • Available in 2.5 & 1 Litre
from 81,00 EUR
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
Wall Primer Sealer

A high opacity, low odour, micro-porous, water thinned wall primer sealer displaying excellent adhesion to most existing finishes. Highly recommended for
use under Little Greene water-based finishes for both internal and external applications. Suitable for preparing new plaster, friable or patch-repaired surfaces,
following appropriate preparation

from 48,50 EUR
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
Sweet Treats
from 13,50 EUR
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Rolling Fog 143

Rolling Fog - No 143. LRV (Light Reflectance Value) – 49

A beautiful warm neutral - used historically as a white with darker colours
from 13,50 EUR
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