Press Information Spring - Summer 2024

29 February 2024

Little Greene Exterior Paints: Durable Finishes for Beautiful Exteriors

Available in the complete Little Greene colour palette, Little Greeneā€™s long lasting, hard-wearing exterior paints combine the highest technical performance with a beautiful finish and profound depth of colour. The comprehensive range of finishes enables the complete transformation of outdoor spaces, altering the atmosphere, and bringing year-round joy and design interest to an exterior.

The six weatherproof products in the exterior ā€˜familyā€™ include gloss and eggshell paints for woodwork and metalwork in both oil-based and water-based systems, plus traditional Limewash and Masonry Paint for brickwork, stone and render.

ā€œOver the past few years, we have seen a real shift in how exteriors are being decorated. Rather than being treated separately, we are seeing interior design schemes and the use of colour being taken outside, often forming a transitional dining or living area bursting with personality, that links the interior to gardens or exterior spaces. Colour is being used to zone outdoor areas, forming relaxation, dining, or living areas within a wider garden setting. Simple updates such as painting a single wall in a bold, bright colour or refreshing wooden furniture can add instant impact and extend a living area outdoors.

Exterior decorating trends are very much following those we are seeing in interiors, with rich, warm, brown-based tones and earthy natural colours being embraced alongside joyful year-round sunny yellows and more traditional coastal blues and greens.

As well as being a practical solution for weatherproofing and protecting a home, decorating your exterior is also the perfect opportunity to add design personality to your outdoor space.ā€

  • Ruth Mottershead, Creative Director, Little Greene.

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The Finishes
Intelligent Masonry Paint
is designed to last up to 15 years on exterior walls before re-painting is required when applied correctly. This environmentally-friendly, water-based paint dries quickly to a pleasingly smooth matt finish and is suitable for use on brickwork, new render, cement blockwork and existing exterior paint finishes. It is dirt and water resistant, containing anti-fungal and anti-ageing technology, giving peace of mind to proud home-owners looking to protect and weatherproof their home for longer, whilst transforming their exterior with long-lasting colour.

Intelligent Exterior Eggshell is the choice of the practical homeowner for all exterior woodwork and metalwork including doors, window trims, timber buildings, gates and garden furniture. The technically advanced, self-priming formulation means Intelligent Exterior Eggshell can be applied straight onto new and bare wood, as well as to suitably primed metalwork. One of the smartest and most environmentally friendly choices for all exterior joinery, Intelligent Exterior Eggshell has an elegant, smooth appearance that belies its inherent strength and durability. Available in all shades in the Little Greene colour palette, this paint is surface dry in 2-4 hours, and can be recoated in 16 hours.

Intelligent Gloss is a water-based alternative to Little Greeneā€™s Traditional Oil Gloss and is suitable for exterior use. A tough, environmentally-friendly and fully washable paint with a chic, high sheen, Intelligent Gloss is a fast-drying finish, perfect for all joinery, woodwork and suitably primed metals.

Tomā€™s Oil Eggshell is the preferred traditional finish of one of Little Greeneā€™s senior chemists, after whom it was named, and is much loved by professional decorators. Oil-based and therefore extremely hard-wearing, it has excellent flow, deep adhesion, a beautiful low sheen and is fully weather resistant. Also available in all colours, this charming, washable paint is suitable for exterior woodwork and metalwork.

Traditional Oil Gloss has a classic, deep gloss finish, which looks extremely smart on front doors and traditional joinery. It can be used on both exterior & interior woodwork and metalwork. Extremely hard-wearing, easy to look after and shiny enough to reflect a lot of light, Traditional Oil Gloss is both practical and elegant. Despite its traditional qualities, this gloss finish uses Little Greeneā€™s innovative environmentally-friendly eco-oil recipe, which has been formulated using naturally-occurring vegetable oils.

Limewash is a traditional finish, used to decorate and protect porous stone and lime-rendered surfaces. Water-based and completely breathable it is the chosen finish for old walls, especially those prone to damp problems. Unlike modern paints, Limewash fuses with the stone surface and its beautiful, charismatic depth is built up by applying successive coats. Very matt, it is available in a wide choice of colours.

Intelligent ASP (All Surface Primer) is Little Greeneā€™s most technically-advanced primer and provides the perfect preparation for your chosen finish. Supplied tinted to suit your top-coat colour, Intelligent ASP is particularly recommended on patch-repaired or friable surfaces, and to aid the switch from a pale colour to a dark or bold one (or vice versa).