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About Emente paint

Magnificent paint from those clever Belgians.

Emente is an exquisite range of premium interior and exterior paints, delivering true eco-friendly credentials, a refined finish and unrivalled depth of colour. With 108 stunning colours to choose from (including metallics), you’ll be spoilt for choice. It’s low-odour, fast-drying, and offers excellent coverage, so it’s a pleasure to paint with, too.

First of all, how do you say ‘Emente’?

Imagine there’s an accent on the last letter – and say ‘Ementay’.

What’s Emente paint made from?

Emente paints are made from traditional materials such as lime, natural glue, natural pigments and water-soluble vegetable oil resin – that’s how it achieves the smooth, ultra-fine finish you just can’t get with synthetic resins. It successfully combines traditional methods with the latest environmental legislation.

Is Emente paint safe?

Emente paint is good for the environment and good for you. It’s water-based, allergy-free and virtually odourless, and it uses natural and organic products wherever possible. Emente paint is truly eco-friendly, not least because it isn’t based on latex or acrylic resins and doesn’t contain any heavy metals or toxic pigments. And just to boost its environmental friendliness, all the cans are made from recycled metal!

What’s the history of Emente paint?

This family of painters has decorated the finest homes and royal palaces in Europe. And while this particular premium brand is relatively new to the UK, it has been produced by a family firm in Belgium since 1880.

Which finishes are available?

We supply 3 finishes of Emente paint, which can all be used on plaster, wood, masonry and metal:

  • Matsola – Ideal for indoor use, Matsola delivers a very fine matte finish. 
  • Satola – Perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, Satola produces a washable, low-satin sheen.
  • Japanlac – Designed for interior and exterior application, Japanlac is a washable high-gloss lacquer (and is probably the only water-soluble lacquer to achieve the same gloss as solvent-based paints).

Which surfaces can you apply Emente paint to?

Emente is ideal for both interior and exterior applications – so you can use it indoors and outside. It’s perfect for plastered walls and ceilings, stone, timber and even metal.

How many colours are available?

There are over 90 rich colours in the Emente paint palette, including some outstanding metallics. There are heritage shades to suit period properties as well as more vibrant colours for contemporary settings. Why not order a colour card?

Does it need primer and undercoat?

Yes – and we offer Emente primers and undercoats to perfectly complement your Matsola, Satola and Japanlac finishes.

Is there any technical information?

Sure. Please visit our Technical info page for datasheets.