Great paintwork starts with a great primer. Our water-based one works as a base coat for walls or wood under all our paints – matt emulsion and eggshell – providing an even colour to work from. It’s especially useful if you’re painting a light colour onto a dark surface.
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About our primer
Like our paints, our primer’s low in chemicals and almost odour-free, so it’s better for people and the environment. And because it’s water based, a damp cloth’s all you need to clean up drips and spills.
The rest of our paint collection
Explore our paint collection online here to discover our 28 timeless, core shades – split into seven, ready-to-use, nature-inspired palettes – as well as our seasonal and archive colours. You can order a swatch booklet and tester pots online too, to help you choose the perfect colour.
We’ll happily take back most pieces within 28 days of delivery.
For courier delivered items bought online, returns are free of charge.
A £29.95 collection charge applies to all furniture returns delivered with our white glove service.
If you cancel your order within 24 hours, we can refund the full amount.
These terms don’t affect your statutory rights. For our full returns policy, please click here.
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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.
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Get extra design inspiration by having a look around some of the kitchens designed, lived in and loved by our customers