Choosing the Perfect Paint Finish for Your Upcycling Project: Eco Chic vs. Eggshell No.17

So, you’ve got that old piece of furniture sitting in your garage, just begging for a makeover. You’ve picked out the perfect colour, but now comes the important question: what paint finish should you go for?

Fear not, because today we’re diving into the world of paint finishes, specifically comparing our Eco Chic and Eggshell No.17.

Let’s find out which one is the best fit for your project!

First up, let’s talk about Eco Chic.


As the name suggests, this paint gets points for sustainability and eco friendliness.

It’s virtually VOC (volatile organic compounds) free and has no unpleasant odours or emissions.

Which means it’s safer for both you and the planet. Plus, it has exceptional opacity and dries to a luxurious matt finish.

Its thick creamy texture provides excellent coverage and a smooth, matt finish that’s perfect for achieving that statement look.

Whether you’re painting a dresser, a side table, or even a picture frame, Eco Chic will give your furniture a fresh new lease on life while keeping your conscience clear.

Now, let’s turn our attention to Eggshell No.17.


A durable, washable, and scuff resistant environmentally friendly paint suitable for interior woodwork.

It has a silk finish which is all about elegance and sophistication. If you’re going for a more refined look for your interior project, Eggshell No.17 might be the way to go.

Unlike Eco Chic’s matte finish, Eggshell has a subtle sheen that adds a touch of luxury to any piece of furniture. It’s not too shiny, not too flat – it’s just right.

One of the great things about Eggshell No.17 is its durability.

The slight sheen not only looks beautiful, but it also provides a protective layer that helps to prevent scratches and scuffs.

This makes it ideal for high-traffic areas like kitchen cabinets or hallway panelling.

Plus, it’s easy to clean – just wipe away any spills or stains with a damp cloth and your furniture will look as good as new.

So, which paint finish is right for your home project? Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference and the look you’re trying to achieve.

If you’re all about a relaxed, rustic vibe, Eco Chic is the way to go. But if you’re after a more polished, sophisticated look with added durability, Eggshell No.17 might be more up your alley.

Whichever paint finish you choose, just remember to have fun with your painting project!

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a DIY newbie, there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of transforming an old piece of furniture or room into something beautiful and unique.

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