Providence Paint Providence Paint is water based and uses colourant that is environmentally friendly and free of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Our colours are grouped in “Colour Families” . (More info to follow.) Chalky emulsion Chalky emulsion is for use on interior walls and ceilings. It is a highly pigmented, extra matt, water-based paint providing super coverage. This paint can be diluted with water and used as a stain, still holding its colour. It can also be used to create antique or distressed effects on furniture. Universal eggshell Universal Eggshell is for use on almost any interior or exterior surface. It can be used on walls, ceilings, wood, brick, stone, render, plastic and some metals. It is a durable, water-based paint that can be used as an environmentally friendly alternative to oil-based products. It is self priming, so it is possible to use them directly on surfaces without the need of a separate priming product. It can be applied directly to plastic, metal, (zinc, copper and galvanised) and previously painted surfaces. We stock an extensive range of Farrow & Ball and Earthborn clay paint in our shop. And mix Mylands, Colours of London, marble matt emulsion and wood and metal paints. This link takes you to our decorating page.