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Specialist Finishes

Doors and book shelves in Railings Dead Flat Doors and book shelves in Railings No.31 | Dead Flat.

For sympathetic decorating of historic and traditional properties, our specialist finishes are the essential ingredients for creating an authentic look

Dead Flat

Dead Flat is a traditional, very flat matt finish, suited best to interior wood, plaster and metal surfaces, and comes in all 132 of our colours. This finish is the modern answer to ‘flatted lead’ used in the second quarter of the 18th century and is chosen today to either make a design statement, or when attempting to authentically replicate the traditional look of a period property. Perfectly suited to less busy areas, Dead Flat has an exceptionally matt, elegant finish.

Dead Flat is:

  • Very flat matt finish, 2% sheen level
  • Quick drying
  • Eco-friendly, minimal VOC
  • Water based, low odour and safe for children and pets

KEY INFORMATION

Use Interior woodwork, plaster and metal including radiators
Colours available 132
Sheen level 2%
Drying time Dry in 2 hours, repaint in 4 hours

Available tin sizes and coverage (m2)

750ml

750ml: 9m2

2500ml

2.5litres: 30m2

5000ml

5litres: 60m2


Casein Distemper

Casein Distemper is a very flat matt finish best suited to traditional and historical properties. In 131 of our colours, it offers a sympathetic finish, creates an authentic look and allows interior plaster walls and ceilings to ‘breathe’.

Casein Distemper is:

  • Very flat matt finish, 2% sheen level
  • Quick drying
  • Highly breathable
  • Eco-friendly, low VOC
  • Water based and low odour
  • NB: Casein Distemper is not washable or wipeable

KEY INFORMATION

Use Interior plaster walls and ceilings
Colours available 131
Sheen level 2%
Drying time Dry in 2 hours, recoat in 4 hours

Available tin sizes and coverage (m2)

2500ml

2.5litres: 32m2

5000ml

5litres: 65m2


Soft Distemper

Soft Distemper is our simple, traditional distemper that uses natural resins to create a very flat and exquisitely powdery finish. Available in 63 of our colours, this specialist finish perfectly suits fine plasterwork and delicate surfaces, as it can be easily removed to maintain more intricate details.

Low VOC content. Not washable or wipeable.

Soft Distemper is:

  • Very flat matt finish, 2% sheen level
  • Quick drying
  • Eco-friendly, minimal VOC
  • Water based and low odour
  • Easy to remove for detailing
  • NB: Soft Distemper is not washable or wipeable

KEY INFORMATION

Use Interior ceilings and fine plasterwork to retain detailing
Colours available 63
Sheen level 2%
Drying time 2 hours
Recoat time N/A

Available tin sizes and coverage (m2)

5000ml

5litres: 65m2


Limewash

Limewash is our highly breathable specialist finish suited to the interior or exterior walls and ceilings of traditional and historic buildings, available in 77 of our colours. This paint bonds itself to the underlying layer and becomes part of the building itself. Limewash is a sympathetic finish that allows traditional walls and ceilings to ‘breathe’. When using this finish, we recommend that you speak to a painter or decorator as specialist knowledge is needed for application.

Limewash is:

  • Very flat matt finish, 2% sheen level
  • Quick drying
  • Highly breathable
  • Eco-friendly, minimal VOC
  • Water based and low odour

KEY INFORMATION

Use Use Interior walls and ceilings and external walls
Colours available 77
Sheen level 2%
Drying time Dry in 3 hours, recoat in 12 hours

Available tin sizes and coverage (m2)

5000ml

5litres: Varies on conditions