In 1987, our company was founded in the belief that the only interior paints worth using were those with traditional oil formulations. While acknowledging that these finishes released odors and required overnight drying time between coats, we embraced a form of the “no pain, no gain” philosophy and accepted these inconveniences in exchange for the superior beauty and enhanced longevity which we believed could only be obtained by using traditional high-quality alkyd paints which dry slowly and emit odors. For the first eight years of operations, Fine Paints of Europe sold only traditional solventborne coatings.
In 1996, responding to requests from numerous clients who were demanding an odorless, quick-drying alternative to our solventborne oil finishes, we began to field-test state-of-the-art, waterborne formulations from the Netherlands; the best Europe had to offer. We were shocked to discover that the quality differential between premium domestic waterbornes and their finest Dutch counterparts was even greater than that which we had discovered in solventborne coatings.
Eurolux odorless acrylic paint now accounts for more than half of our total sales. This remarkable coating, easily applied by homeowner or professional, has been recognized as the perfect coating for an active lifestyle. Walls painted with Eurolux Matte are as scrubbable as gloss enamel and can reasonably be expected to yield ten to fifteen years of beauty, pleasure and service.
Odorless formulation: Eurolux does not “off gas” or release odors. Easy clean up: brushes and rollers are readily cleaned with detergent and warm water. Easy application: Eurolux rolls or brushes on effortlessly and levels beautifully. Eurolux may also be sprayed. Scrubbable: easily washed non-chalky finish allows the use of matte wall paints in kitchens, bathrooms and children’s rooms. As washable as tile! Quick drying: 1 coat of primer and 2 finish coats can be applied in one day – Eurolux Matte is normally recoatable in one hour. Non-Yellowing whites: ideal for use in U.V. deprived areas, windowless rooms, and kitchens or baths with white appliances. Low VOC: low toxicity – kind to the environment.
Once you invest in good brushes, you will certainly want to care for them properly. We suggest that by following the instructions below, you will substantially improve the quality of your painting results and maximize the serviceable life of your brushes. With good care you will enjoy your brushes for several years.
1) New brushes occasionally contain factory dust and a few loose hairs. Work the bristles gently against your hand until any dust particles and loose hairs have been removed. Then rinse the brush well in good quality mineral spirits and spin briefly using a centrifugal paint brush spinner.
2) Immediately after use, brushes used for alkyd finishes should be thoroughly cleaned with Mineral Spirits and a centrifugal paint brush spinner. With a good paint brush spinner, a brush may be cleaned thoroughly in less than two minutes. A good rule of thumb is if you are stopping for a coffee break, there is no need to clean your brush. However, if you are stopping for lunch, it is a necessity.
3) Brushes which have been used in the application of oil-based finishes should NEVER be used to apply water-based finishes.
FINE PAINTS OF EUROPE is proud to import brushes from the legendary Omega Brushworks of Bologna, Italy. This venerable firm produces a range of brushes made with the famous white, “pure Setola” bristles, noted for their resilience and durability. All OMEGA brushes are handmade and packed full, without a spacer in the ferrule. Hard, vulcanized rubber – impervious to solvents – is used to set the bristles in a stainless ferrule. All OMEGA brushes are mounted on balanced, pecan handles. Quite simply, these are the world’s finest brushes.
To order fine OMEGA brushes please visit our website (link in bio)....
HOLLANDLAC Brilliant 98 Gloss Enamel possesses a mirror-like luminescence which may be used subtly or dramatically to create focus, space and light!
We are grateful for the skillful and talented finishers and designers who strive for this level of excellence - @tovmodeinc @level10finishing @jackie_paint_rep @blakeanddane @melissa.pollack.pj @phillipjeffriesltd...
“This project was incepted from a place of inspiration and travel. These clients were on a trip to Holland when they fell in love with the colorful and shiny front door style that seemed to be commonplace in the area. After returning home from their travels they did some research and discovered the Fine Paints of Europe brand. They were excited to find a Certified Painter in their area and gave us a call.
We removed the door and installed a temporary door, enabling us to perform the refinishing at our shop. After stripping the mahogany door and applying seven coats of primer we achieved the flat surface we were looking for and applied two coats of Fine Paints of Europe Hollandlac Brilliant in black. Now these clients have a long lasting piece of art for a front door that will remind them of their travels and sense of wonderment at the craft for many years to come.” - @shelton_painting
Shelton Painting is a Fine Paints of Europe Certified Painting company, graduating class of 2021. Thank you for your continued support of the Fine Paints of Europe brand & Fine craftsmanship!...
Backlit agate complimented by Fine Paints of Europe Brilliant! A stunning combination.💙
Thank you @ellenduffyinteriors and Fine Paints of Europe Master Certified Painting company @divincipainters for choosing the Fine Paints of Europe brand! This powder room is amazing!...
Happy Earth Day! 🌎 Fine Paints of Europe ECO releases 90% less VOCs than a conventional solventborne domestic coating and is environmentally friendly. The look of oil with the ease of ECO!
Fine Paints of Europe ECO is an exciting departure from the paint making technology of the past. It is a durable, modern, water/thinnable coating, which combines the best features of both acrylic and alkyd formulations. ECO offers the ease of application, weather resistance and easy clean up associated with first-quality waterborne coatings while providing the enhanced adhesion, opacity and beautiful finish associated with traditional solventborne paints of a classic oil-based finish. Order yours today!...
The unique self-leveling and filling properties of HOLLANDLAC Brilliant 98 result in a finish that dries to a beautiful, durable, porcelain-like surface whether applied by brush or spray. Thank you @gmrpaintingtoronto for your Fine craftsmanship and for your support of the Fine Paints of Europe brand! You know quality!...
Note: The photographs of FPE paint colors you’ll see on our website are often custom and proprietary colors crafted from our clients and designers. Since FPE offers unlimited custom colors, we do not know the exact paint color of any photograph.