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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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Dulux special effects matt clearcoat varnish, white and terracotta emulsion and oil and acrylic eggshell paints pounds 42.
AIF you have an older home, the satin finish of eggshell paint can hide surface wear and tear.
You can then use ordinary gloss or eggshell paint to match your decor.
Finally, finish off the effect with a top coat of flat emulsion or eggshell paint.
Brush it onto a dry, light-coloured coat of eggshell paint and then soften with a special softening brush.
Finally give them two thin coats of satinwood or eggshell paint with the roller.
This time brush the glaze over a dry coat of light- coloured eggshell paint.
The main door to the hall had been varnished, so I gave this a coat of Zinsser primer, followed by two coats of white eggshell paint.
To achieve this, cover the surface with two coats of white acrylic eggshell paint.
Fiona used a blue eggshell paint which doesn't give a shiny "new" look.
Remember, if you're painting over tiles, undercoat first with eggshell paint.
All paintable baths are primed and must be painted with an acrylic based paint, such as Fired Earth Eggshell Paints, pounds 17.