Embrace the trend for bold, statement front doors with Little Greene exterior paints.
Offering both water-based and traditional finishes for all exterior joinery, Little Greene’s exterior finishes include:
Intelligent Exterior Eggshell
Tom’s Oil Eggshell
Traditional Oil Gloss
Below, you will find some frequently asked questions to help you select the best finish for your exterior paint project.
What is the best finish for exterior woodwork?
Little Greene offers both water-based and traditional finishes for all exterior joinery. Choose from our Intelligent Exterior Eggshell or Tom’s Oil Eggshell for a low sheen finish or Intelligent Gloss and Traditional Oil Gloss for a high gloss effect.
How do I need to prepare exterior woodwork prior to painting?
- Previously painted woodwork must be thoroughly cleaned and sanded to a firm edge, removing any loose or flaking paint. Any gaps and cracks must be cleaned, filled and sanded.
- Bare wood must be primed using Traditional Oil Primer Undercoat before painting.
- For knotty wood or resinous wood, our Aluminium Wood Primer should be applied. This will seal any resins within the wood. A coat of the Traditional Oil Primer Undercoat will then ensure the smooth application and perfect adhesion of the final coat – most likely to be one of our exterior gloss or eggshell finishes.
A Tip From Our Chemist: Little Greene Intelligent Exterior Eggshell is self-priming so no additional primer is required.
To browse the exterior paint collection, visit www.littlegreene.com