Passionate About Traditional Paints

Enhancing your period property


Based in the picturesque historic market town of Hitchin, The Traditional Paint Company have been producing traditional paints and coatings for walls, timber and even metal for over 40 years.

Our products include Non Lead Based Paints, Scumble Glaze, Flat Oil Paints, Ultra Matt Emulsions, Linseed and Danish Oil Paints, Oil Bound Distemper, Chinese Wood Tung Oil, Plinth Paints, and Brushing Beeswax in Turpentine. We also supply our unique range of eco-friendly traditional limewashes which have been developed with historic conservation in mind.

The Traditional Paint Company has been been producing traditional Exterior Limewash to the Suffolk Preservation’s Society Recipe for more than 35 years. We are proud that our coatings are used in many listed and historic properties across the UK.


At the Traditional Paint Company all our products are made to traditional recipes with many dating back centuries. We endeavour to adhere to these formulations sourcing natural organic ingredients such as iron oxide, carbon black, red, yellow and maroon oxide, blue cobalt as well as many other natural earth materials. These colourants and all our ingredients are sourced from all four corners of the British Isles.

In addition to the range of colours on our colour card, we are able to match by eye to virtually any colour material supplied to us.

In order to produce the best quality lime wash, we only use the finest ingredients. For instance, our lime is traditional shake lime putty that has been matured for a minimum of six months. We do not use the cheaper bag lime such as hydrated lime powder available from builders merchants.

The Traditional Paint Company

Pierson Court, Knowl Piece,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire,
United Kingdom

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