Little Greene Tom’s Oil Eggshell

About this product:

A top quality modified flexible oil based opaque wood finish with a tough, hard wearing weather and UV resistant film with excellent flow, for use on exterior softwoods and hardwoods. Suitable for cladding, windows, doors, and other joinery. Conforms with BS 4310 Lead free.

Technical Information

Surface dry

2-3 hours


16 hours minimum


14-16m² per litre



Key Benefits

  • Extremely durable, flexible finish
  • Weather resistant
  • Completely washable
  • Suitable for exterior woodwork and metalwork

Product Information

  • Sizes

    5lt, 2.5lt, 1lt

Application Method

Thinning should only take place after the material has been thoroughly mixed. Application and use should always conform with the codes of practice described in BS 6150 and BS 5493. Stir well before use. Thin with 0–5% white spirit as required. Lightly rubbing down between coats will remove any dust motes and other surface contamination, producing a near professional finish.

Brushing: Use a high quality natural bristle brush, suitably sized for the project at hand. New brushes should be conditioned by washing in clean water and thoroughly drying with a clean, lint free, cloth. Avoid immersing brush too far into the paint to prevent paint from entering the ferrule. Avoid drips and splashes by not overloading the brush. Apply paint in even strokes and only extend painting area such that a wet edge can be easily maintained. For the highest quality appearance, keep final brush strokes all in the same direction and never go over paint that has already begun to dry.

Roller: Use a short nap mohair roller type sleeve for best appearance on smooth surfaces. Keep final strokes all in the same direction, maintaining a wet edge throughout. Never be tempted to go over already drying paint as this will lead to lap marking and flashing.