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eggshell

1. the hard porous protective outer layer of a bird's egg, consisting of calcite and protein
2. a yellowish-white colour
3. (of paint) having a very slight sheen
4. of a yellowish-white colour

eggshell, eggshelling

A semimatte glaze or porcelain enamel surface resembling eggshell in texture; sometimes a defect.
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I've been told to use eggshell paint in my kitchen.
The yellow pine can be blocked out with eggshell paint to tie in with the new scheme.
Fastset and Velvet Finish plaster and eggshell paint, all from Decorating Techniques.
Challenge[ETH]SharonOs home; JAMESO ROOM He chose the futuristic, pewter-effect wardrobe and the optical- effect bookcase; KITCHEN The units were given a new lease of life with black eggshell paint and black work surfaces; BEDROOM Sharon made a bold statement with this huge, king-size four-poster bed from IndigoBATHROOM Sparkling.
Purple/blue eggshell paint for coffee table, fire surround and picture rail = pounds 6.
If your wooden furniture is looking tired, give it a bright new look with a couple of coats of eggshell paint.
THE next evening was spent painting the cupboard doors with two coats of pale blue eggshell (Summer Medley eggshell paint, pounds 15.
The all-white bedroom that Gillian moved into was pale and uninteresting; A rich coffee-coloured eggshell paint, right, livens up the pine wardrobe
Allow to dry, then apply a coat of solvent-based eggshell paint in your chosen colour.
She used a green eggshell paint base and brushed on watered-down blue eggshell.