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You’ll need to use either Silicate Primer or Bonding Primer before applying our Silicate Masonry Paint.

Silicate Primer

For bare porous unpainted masonry substrates such as lime plaster, stone, pebbledash & concrete.

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Bonding Primer

For masonry substrates with previous masonry paint application.

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Eggshell No. 17

Earthborn Eggshell No.17 is a water based eggshell that dries super quick to a silk sheen. A durable, washable and scuff resistant environmentally friendly paint suitable for interior woodwork. It has a silk finish and a unique formulation that is totally oil free, containing virtually no VOCs.

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All you need to know about Eggshell No.17

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Data Sheet

Earthborn Eggshell No.17 is a durable, washable and scuff resistant environmentally friendly paint suitable for interior woodwork. It has a silk finish and a unique formulation that is totally oil free, containing virtually no VOCs.

Eggshell No. 17 can be used on skirting, doors and frames, shelving, panelling, furniture and kitchen cabinets, when primed using our Multi Purpose Primer.

Drying time Touch dry in 1-2 hours. Allow 6-12 hours between coats.
Approx coverage: 14m² per litre.

Actual coverage will depend upon absorbency of the surface and method of application.

Colours on screen may vary from actual paint. Slight variations in colour can occur between batches and finishes; the substrate and texture of the surface can also change the appearance of the final colour, as can lighting.

Advice is given in good faith but without warranty as methods of application and site conditions are outside of our control.

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35 sqm*
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10.5 sqm*
  • Virtually VOC free
  • Excellent covering properties
  • Hardwearing surface
  • Odour free
  • Oil free
  • Quick drying
  • Prime with Earthborn Multi Purpose Primer
  • Child and baby safe
  • Vegan friendly

VOC Free

This product is virtually free of Volatile Organic Compounds.

  • Water
  • Fillers (China Clay, Dolomite)
  • Thickeners (Methylcellulose)
  • Binder (VAE / Soft Acrylic Emulsion)
  • Pigments (inc. Titanium Dioxide)
  • Preservatives (Isothiazolinone Mixture)
  • Dispersant (Phosphate)
  • PH Modifier (Sodium Hydroxide)


Download a handy data sheet. You can view it using the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.



  • 1. How do I apply Eggshell No.17?

    Eggshell No.17 can be applied by brush, roller or spray. For best results paint onto untreated, bare wood. Wood surfaces should be prepared with Earthborn Multi Purpose Primer and lightly sanded prior to application. Follow this with two full coats of Earthborn Eggshell No.17. Sanding in between dried coats will provide an extra smooth finish. Don’t forget to use a face mask and take care if dry sanding.

    If painting onto previously coated woodwork, especially those painted with oil-based or polyurethane paints or varnishes, sand well to a matt finish before priming with Earthborn Multi Purpose Primer. Surfaces that have been previously painted with oil-based gloss paints can be overpainted with Earthborn Eggshell No.17 provided the previous coating is thoroughly aged (usually around 3 years).

    Full application details can be found on our tins and data sheets.

  • 2. Can I use Eco Chic or Earthborn Eggshell No. 17 on kitchen cupboards?

    Earthborn Eco Chic and Earthborn Eggshell No.17 are ideal for updating wooden kitchen cupboards. The glossier the surface you’re painting,  the more difficult it will be for the paint to stick. So if your cupboards are plastic, melamine or wood effect, you should sand well to provide a key and test an inconspicuous area first to see how the paint takes.

    Eco Chic and Eggshell No.17 are primarily designed for painting wood, so you may need to use a specialist cupboard primer to help the paint to stick to non-wooden surfaces, we recommend our Multi Purpose Primer and bear in mind the paint might not be as durable as other specialist products.

    For more ideas head to our Inspiration pages.

    For MDF and laminate furniture, take a look at our blogpost.

  • 3. Which Earthborn paint finish should I use on interior skirting, doors or window frames?

    We would recommend using Earthborn Eggshell No.17 on interior woodwork. Available in the same colour range as our Claypaint and Lifestyle emulsions, it offers a durable, wipeable surface that’s especially suited to skirting boards, architraves, doors and interior wood trims. Free from oils and using minimal acrylics, Earthborn Eggshell No.17 is water-based with virtually no smell, and provides a breathable finish for your woodwork.

  • 4. Can I use an airless spray gun to apply Eggshell No. 17 or Eco Chic?

    Yes, both finishes are suitable for spray application, as follows:

    Eco Chic

    Tip Size: 515

    Pressure (psi): 2800

    Gun Filter: 60 mesh

    Thinning: Not normally required

    Recommended Pump: Titan 640i (or equivalent)

    Eggshell No.17 

    Tip Size: 210 Synergy

    Pressure (psi): 2700

    Gun Filter: 100 mesh

    Thinning: Not normally required

    Recommended Pump: Titan 640i (or equivalent)

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