Little Greene
Tom's Oil Eggshell (Tinted) 2.5L

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Durable and weather resistant low-sheen finish for exterior wood and metal.
Tom's Oil Eggshell (Tinted)

In detail

Little Greene Tom's Oil Eggshell is for use on exterior wood and metal surfaces. Named after one of Little Greene's senior chemists, it dries to a low sheen finish which is extremely durable and flexible and provides a completely washable, weather resistant finish.

UV resistant film with excellent flow, for use on exterior hardwoods and softwoods, suitable for cladding, windows, doors and other joinery. Application is by brush, roller or spray with coverage up to 16sq/m per litre. Touch dry between 2-3 hours and recoatable in 16 hours.

Application Methods
Airless Spray, Brush, HVLP Spray, Roller
Up to 16sq/m per litre 
VOC level
White Spirit 
Touch dry
1-4 hours 
12-24 hours 
Suitable for...
Exterior use 
Colour type
White spirit or Brush cleaner 

* Colours on screen may vary from actual paint

Available colours

Little Greene Tom's Oil Eggshell (Tinted) is available in 201 colours from the Little Greene Colour Cards.

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    Directions for Use

    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.

    Directions of use:

    • 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
    • Application by brush, roller or spray.

    Surface Preparation:

    New wood - Non preservative treated softwood timber should be preserved with a proprietary wood preserver. For best results on new, uncoated wood that is resinous in nature or contains resinous knots, apply two coats of aluminium wood primer to prevent staining and/or discolouration. All smooth planed timber should be thoroughly sanded and cleaned ensuring that the timber is dry and free of contamination and dust. Rough sawn timber should be cleaned free of dust and other debris or contamination. Proceed with two coats of Little Greene Tom’s Oil Eggshell.

    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 a primer coat of Little Greene Aluminium Wood Primer to exposed surface as appropriate. Proceed with 2 coats of Little Greene Tom’s Oil Eggshell.

    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.