Oil Eggshell


High quality wipeable mid-sheen modified alkyd resin oil paint. Artists quality earth and traditional powder pigments provide matchless purity and quality of colour with subtle variations of colour and tone. It is NOT a permeable paint, and is not to be used on newly plastered surfaces or solid walls that need to ‘breathe’.

Environmental Considerations: 

Contains no added lead. Actual VOC content <299g/l. 2010 EU limit 300g/l. All Rose of Jericho paints comply with the latest environmental legislation.


To be used for the decoration of joinery and woodwork. For interior use only.


Oil Eggshell is available in all colours on charts C9 and C10 + White.

Colour Charts


Mid-sheen with subtle variations in colour and tone. All Rose of Jericho paints are made using powder pigments. Colour and tone variations due to these pigments and differing porosity of surfaces are inevitable. The intention is that our oil paints possess the lack of uniformity and charm of traditional oil paints.


1 litre and 2.5 litre cans. Direct from Rose of Jericho. All paints are mixed to order.

Health & Safety: 

Detailed information is provided in Safety Data sheet RJ 5.07A.

Those engaged in the use and application of this product should ensure they read this Safety Data sheet.

Sensible Precautions: 

Keep away from sources of ignition. NO SMOKING.

Keep out of reach of children.

Protect from frost, extremes of temperature and direct sunlight.

Avoid contact with skin and eyes and inhalation of vapours.

Use in good natural ventilation and wear protective clothing.

Wear suitable respiratory protection in confined spaces.

Storage Store in secure dry conditions inaccessible to children and animals, and away from sources of ignition.

Containers should be kept closed during storage.

Avoid spillage.

Fire Rating: 

FLAMMABLE. Flash point 40°C.

Technical Advice: 

Composition: Artists quality pigments in a modified alkyd medium.

Solvent:  Genuine turpentine.

Performance: Drying: In good drying conditions: Touch dry in 4 hours. Allow 18 hours between coats. Ensure adequate ventilation during the drying period


All surfaces should be sound, dry, clean, and free from dirt, oil, grease or other contamination. Priming: New woodwork should be primed with an oil-based wood Primer. Existing paintwork in sound condition should be washed down with a warm water detergent solution, thoroughly rinsed off and then lightly abraded. It is recommended that trials be carried out well in advance to ensure that the surface is suitable for application.


Stir thoroughly before use. Oil Eggshell is best applied by brush. Maintain wet edge. Two full coats normally recommended. Thinning should not be necessary for primed or previously painted surfaces. Only if absolutely necessary dilute by no more than 10% genuine turpentine or white spirit and stir thoroughly


Do not apply in temperatures below 8°C or above 25°C or in damp or humid conditions.