Strawberry Hill

Water-based Eggshell


High quality mid-sheen quick drying water-based acrylic 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 <5g/l. 2010 EU limit 100g/l. All Rose of Jericho paints comply with the latest environmental legislation.


Normally used for the decoration of joinery and woodwork. For interior use only. Rose of Jericho water-based eggshell is not as wipeable as oil eggshell


Water-based 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 eggshell 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 5.07B.

NOTE: Those engaged in the use and application of this product should ensure they read this Data sheet. Detailed information is provided in Safety Data sheet RJ 5.07B.

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

Sensible Precautions: 

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 equipment and clothing.

Wear suitable respiratory protection in confined spaces.


Store upright in secure dry conditions inaccessible to children and animals.

Keep out of direct sunlight and away from sources of ignition.

Containers should be kept closed during storage.

Avoid spillage.

Fire Rating: 


Technical Advice: 

Composition: Artists quality powder pigments in an acrylic copolymer dispersion.

Solvent: Water.

Performance: Drying: In good drying conditions: Touch dry in 2 hours. Allow 6 hours between coats.


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


Stir gently before use. Water-based eggshell is best applied by brush. Two coats normally recommended. Thinning. Thinning is not normally necessary for primed or previously painted surfaces. Where necessary, thin with up to 10% clean water by volume. Coverage. c. 12 m2/litre/coat on smooth surfaces of low porosity. Cleaning. Brushes and equipment should be cleaned with warm soapy water immediately after use.


Do not apply in temperatures below 8°C or above 25°C or in damp or humid conditions. Only rarely used for the decoration of walls and ceilings.