- Application Methods
- Airless Spray, Brush, HVLP Spray, Roller
- Up to 14sq/m per litre
- VOC level
- Touch dry
- 1-4 hours
- 1-4 hours
- Suitable for...
- Interior use
- Colour type
- Water & Detergent
* Colours on screen may vary from actual paint
Little Greene Intelligent Matt (Tinted) is available in 284 colours from the Little Greene Colour Cards.
Always ask your client to try their colour choice on the wall first. Colour cards and emulsion sample pots are available at your local Brewers or at designerpaint.com
A high quality, low odour, reinforced water based matt finish displaying excellent adhesion to existing aged alkyd finishes. Outstanding water resistance and excellent adhesion characteristics make this product highly suited for painting kitchen, bathroom and high traffic area walls. This product is suitable for both interior and exterior applications.
New wood: For soft woods, knots should be sealed with knotting compound to prevent staining and then primed with Little Greene Traditional Oil Primer Undercoat or Little Greene Intelligent Primer Undercoat. Resinous hard woods require cleaning and treatment with Little Greene Aluminium Wood Primer (consult the relevant product data sheets for further details) prior to undercoating. Ensure moisture content of the timber is below 15% before commencing application. Damp wood should never be painted as this may give rise to blistering, flaking, cracking and premature coating failure. Green oak should not be painted unless it has been weathered for at least 6 months.
Metals: New ferrous metalwork should be hand, or mechanically cleaned, to remove any surface rust before application of Little Greene Traditional Oil Primer Undercoat. Non ferrous metals must be pre-treated or primed with an appropriate proprietary primer. Existing paint finish: Remove all loose and flaking paintwork. Degrease with a suitable detergent solution, such as sugar soap, followed by clean water rinse. Rub down thoroughly with a medium grade sand paper to provide a key and a defect free smooth surface, “feathering in” areas where paint has been removed. Make good any repairs, sand and apply primer to exposed surface as appropriate. High sheen paint surfaces (such as vinyl silks) should be thoroughly sanded to provide a key, or use a proprietary all surfaces primer, prior to painting. Old matt paints exposed to high humidity conditions may have degraded over time and should be treated with a priming coat by thinning with a 20% (v/v) addition of clean water to ensure surface is bound and sealed.
Plastics: For long term performance, clean & lightly sand down surfaces. Prime using a proprietary adhesion promoting plastics primer before applying the finishing coat. New plaster walls: For plaster skim, allow at least four weeks for the plaster to thoroughly dry. Apply a primer coat by thinning the paint with a 5 to 25% (v/v) addition of clean water, depending upon the porosity of the substrate. Cut in by brushing at the same dilution recommendation as for priming, to promote flow and sealing of the substrate. Finish by applying two full coats. For new, fully plastered walls, allow at least six months for the plaster to thoroughly dry before painting with Little Greene Intelligent Matt Emulsion. This product is not recommended for painting lime or other natural plasters.
Existing plaster walls: Lightly wash any existing paint work to remove any dust or surface laitance. Apply a primer coat by thinning with a 0 to 25% (v/v) addition of clean water, depending upon the porosity of the substrate. Finish by applying at least one full coat, as recommended.
- Stir thoroughly before use.
- Do not apply to surfaces when the ambient temperature is below 5C.
- Additionally, for external application, do not apply if there is a risk of rain or frost during the application or drying periods.