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Little Greene paint :: Posted by: Admin on July 14th, 2014

Little Greene  Paint and Paper Company logo

Little Greene paint Company

I have recently finished a job painting three bedrooms for a client who had chosen the colour and wanted to use the Little Greene Paint Company’s paints. I have used these paints before for the same client around six months previously when I painted the hall, landing and stairs, kitchen, utility room, study, toilet, bathroom and en-suite and main bedroom, again using all Little Greene paints.

I have been impressed with the coverage these paints give and the finish. I used the Absolute Matt Emulsion throughout the rooms mentioned above. The Absolute Matt Emulsion has a sheen level of just 3% so a very matt finish. These emulsions are water based paints so cleaning up is simple, they are also safe for childrens rooms and meet ‘Toy Paint Regulations’ BS EN 71-3:1995.

Little Greene Paints

Little Greene Paint Company produce a range of paints, from primers and undercoats to emulsions, satin, eggshell, gloss, floor paint and masonry paint as well as traditional paints such as distemper and limewash.

Buying British

I always try and buy British where possible so Little Greene paint fits the bill perfectly. Little Greene paint company is an independant paint manufacture, and they are also a partner with English Heritage so if you want to match a period colour they have over 50 to choose from. These paints have been accurately recreated from paint analysed from historic properties. So if you are looking for a period paint to match Georgian, Regency, Victorian, 1930’s, 1950’s, 1960’s or 1970’s you will find a colour to suit your needs.

Eco and environmentally friendly

Little Greene paints are very eco and environmentally friendly, their water based paints have nearly zero VOC’s within them. And their oil based paints have been reformulated to use sustainable vegetable oils.

Little Greene also produce wallpapers, these wallpapers only use paper from sustainable forests and non toxic pigments in the print.


Little Greene produce a range of wallpapers and collections ranging from London wallpapers, oriental wallpapers, and 1950’s wallpapers to mention just three. The wallpapers can recreate a period house or simply be used for a contemporary modern look.

Designs range from floral to parrots, so a wide range to choose from. I have never used their paper but maybe in the future I will have the opportunity.


Samples of wallpaper in a4 size, paint samples for colour matching and testing as well as their current paint charts can be sourced from their website or any local stockist. Stockists can be found via the Little Greene website.

Little Greene company paint chart

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Arts and Crafts Virtual Christmas Fair :: Posted by: Admin on November 2nd, 2012

A Virtual Arts and Craft Christmas Fair

Christmas Shopping

It is coming to that time of year again, Christmas and the season of Art and Craft bazaars and fairs are appearing in venues worlds wide. Artists, designers and handmade crafts setting up their stall in markets to display their handmade wares for us to buy as Christmas gifts.

An Online Art and Crafts Exhibition

In the run up to Christmas 2012, Encasutic Artist Hazel Rayfield will be will be hosting a virtual Arts and Craft Christmas Fair the Art in wax website exhibits page. The idea being to use the page to exhibit some Artists and Handmade Craft stores, for a virtual Arts and Crafts Christmas Fair.

Arts and Crafts Christmas Fair Poster

Why not pop in and take a looks at all the lovely handmade stall holders :

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DIY By Design : Do It Yourself Tips Blog :: Posted by: Admin on March 24th, 2012


This is our new blog  with tips for the Do it yourself enthusiast.

The DIY By Design Blog is part of the Rayfields Decorating website, the Interior Decorating website of Adrian Rayfield. Adrian is a professional Painter and Decorator tradesman based in Southend on Sea in the UK .

This blog will cover many DIY based topics, planned subjects being varied and covering such things as drilling a wall, but keeping it tidy! How to mix paste for wallpapering, fitting an exterior tape using a kit, some will have short videos, others diagrams and photos. Adrian has been a blogger for some time and the Property Decorating Tips and Tricks of the Trade  blog  has currently over 100 posts, so we are looking forward to this new challenge as this blog will be more general DIY based rather than decorating focus as Property Decorating Blog is.

Adrian and Hazel Rayfield




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