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A closer look at Driftwood

Driftwood’s one of two classic neutrals in our Timber palette, the other one being Silver Birch. It’s just a little darker – you could call it a putty shade. On walls, it makes a room feel calm yet cosy. Driftwood pairs seamlessly with Silver Birch. Try having Driftwood on your cabinets and Silver Birch on the walls for a subtle yet warm contrast. It also pairs perfectly with our darker shades like Walnut, Chestnut or Cactus.

Sa place selon nous

Nuance neutre, Driftwood peut aussi bien réchauffer qu’adoucir – elle a de jolies affinités avec des nuances plus épicées, comme notre velours Isla en Fox, mais aussi avec des roses ou bleus plus froids, comme nos lins Emma en Old Rose et Teal.

Nos palettes

Pour vous aider à choisir une peinture, nous vous proposons une collection de 28 nuances, réparties en sept palettes inspirées par la nature, chacune composée de quatre teintes qui fonctionnent particulièrement bien ensemble. Et, deux fois par an, nous mettons en avant une nuance de saison qui rejoint ensuite notre catalogue d’archives – vous pouvez ainsi continuer à la commander quand vous le voulez.  

The finishes

Like all our paints, this one comes as matt emulsion or eggshell. The emulsion’s shine-free and gives walls a velvety look. And the eggshell’s like its namesake – there’s just a hint of sheen.

How to use it – emulsion

Matt emulsion’s generally best for walls as the flat finish blurs any imperfections in the plaster. But there’s nothing stopping you from using it on woodwork and metal if you’re looking for a slightly chalky character over an eggshell sheen.

How to use it – eggshell

Our eggshell’s got a 10-20% sheen level. It’s best over the top of our primer on woodwork (like furniture, skirting boards and doorframes) or metal (like radiators). And because it’s a bit more durable, it suits walls in higher traffic areas (like hallways) or where you’re likely to need to wipe them (such as kitchens). It’s great in a bathroom too where it’s likely to be steamy.

About our paints

All our paints are low in chemicals and almost odour-free, so they’re kinder to the environment and our own health. And because they’re water-based, a damp cloth’s all you need to clean up drips and spills as you’re painting. They’ve also got great coverage – depending on the colour, just two coats should be all you need.

How to use - primer

Great paintwork starts with a great primer. Ours works as a base coat or wood primer with all our paints - matt emulsion and eggshell. Use it to prep surfaces and it’ll make the end result much better, with a smooth, longlasting finish.

  • Litres :2.50ltr
  • Coverage per litre :14m2
  • VOC :2g per litre
  • Child Safe :Yes (BS EN71-3)
  • Made in the UK :Yes
  • Low odour :Yes
  • Smooth finish :Yes
  • Excellent Colour Retention :Yes
  • Suitable for interior and exterior use :Yes
  • Scrub resistant :Yes
  • Paint application :2 Coats Recommended
  • Drying time :Quick drying, 1 hour
  • Sheen level :15% (Low Sheen)
  • Recommended primer :Original Primer Undercoat
  • Water-based :Yes
  • Environmentally Friendly :Yes
  • Water resistant :Yes
  • Tough, durable and stain resistant :Yes
  • Wipeable :Yes, with a damp cloth
  • Easy application:Yes

Need to know

Sometimes our paint colours can be different from batch to batch. It’ll only ever be a very small difference (within 0.8%), but it’s something you should bear in mind if you’re painting several things the same colour in one room. Best to buy all the paint you need at one time and keep a spare bit handy for touch-ups. It also means that the colours in our paint books might be ever so slightly different too.

VOC: You might’ve heard of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) before. They’re chemicals that evaporate at room temperature, and you often find them in paint. They’re not great for your health though, so you don’t want too many. That’s why we keep the amount in ours as low as we can. Both our emulsion and eggshell finishes contain 2g of VOCs per litre, max. To put that in perspective, the EU limit is 30g per litre.

Care guide

We use a water-based, acrylic eggshell paint on our furniture that’s tough and long-lasting, so you’ll find it easy to maintain over the years. Simply dust down with a dry e-cloth, and if you find a mark, it should come away easily with the simple swish of a damp cloth.

Livraison de colis

Pour les articles de plus petite taille, nous faisons appel à trois transporteurs, à nos yeux parmi les meilleurs. Cela signifie que vous recevez votre commande plus rapidement. Vous recevrez un courriel de notre partenaire de livraison qui confirmera la date de livraison dans les 24 heures qui suivent l'envoi du ou des objets.

Retours sans objection

Nous sommes d'avis que les retours doivent être simples, c'est pourquoi nous les acceptons sans objection. Nous proposons un service de retour gratuit sur les accessoires et tout ce que vous devez savoir à ce propos sera expliqué sur votre bon de livraison. Veillez simplement à conserver leur emballage.

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