Our paint is mixed to order so please allow 2-3 days for dispatch. Colours between batches may vary slightly so do be sure to order all you need in one go.

Our favourite! Hippo potto not a mouse is a mid grey paint that’s the perfect backdrop to any accent colour. Order a sample pot to test at home.

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Hippo potto not a mouse may be a bit of a mouthful, but it sure is fun to say. Named so because its mid-grey colour evokes visions of Hippo’s playing in the African mud, this matt grey wall, ceiling and woodwork paint has a subtle brown undertone that is perfect for showing off against rustic materials to create a fabulous industrial vibe. Coordinate with exposed brick and reclaimed wood for a look that’s almost as rugged as a mud-caked hippopotamus.

Hippo potto not a mouse paint is the perfect choice for transforming your interiors into uber cool and contemporary spaces. Check out our paint like a pro blog for more information on paint finishes and best practice when it comes to updating your interiors.

Our gorgeous paints have been carefully selected through a collaboration with Hicks & Weatherburn Limited, Yorkshire’s longest standing paint manufacturer. We wanted a capsule collection of paints that enhanced our passion for industrial design and company ethos. And this range does just that.

We love Hippo potter not a mouse on walls, ceilings and woodwork alongside whitewashed wooden floors and exposed brick walls. Add texture with grey furnishings, rugged metallic accents and greenery from plants and succulents. Complete by mixing and matching our chalky matt and nearly matt wood paints to update doors, skirtings, flooring and wooden furniture.

Finer Details

Finer Details

Hippo potto not a mouse paint

  • Manufacturer: Hicks & Weatherburn
  • Waterbased
  • Handmade in Yorkshire
  • Sizes:
    • Chalky Matt Emulsion, Nearly Matt Emulsion & Nearly Matt Humidity Emulsion available in either a 40ml sample pot or 2.5-litre pot
    • Nearly Matt Wood & Flat Matt Wood available in  750ml pot
  • Location: Interior
  • Application: Brush or roller
  • Surface finish:
    • Chalky Matt Emulsion & Chalky Matt Wood: Flat matt – Please note that chalky matt emulsion/wood is a dead flat matt paint that can be easily marked and as such is not suitable for high-traffic areas. It cannot be wiped down.
    • Nearly Matt Emulsion/Wood – Matt paint with more of a satin finish – Nearly matt paint has a slightly more satin finish, making it perfect for rooms that get a lot of use. This surface can be wiped down although it requires two weeks to cure before doing so
    • Nearly Matt Humidity paint is a matt paint with a slightly satin finish. It also has added fungicide, making it perfect for bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Coverage: 10-15 square metres (one coat)
  • We recommend preparing surfaces with a good quality wall and ceiling primer or undercoat to give a more even finish and better depth of colour to your final coat
  • Stir paint thoroughly before use
  • For best finish apply two coats – darker and bright colours may require three
  • Leave 12 hours between coats
  • When you’ve chosen your colour, it’s best to order it all in one go as colours can vary slightly from batch to batch
  • Not all monitors display colours the same, therefore, we recommend that you order a sample pot to make sure this is the right colour for you.
Delivery & Returns

Delivery & Returns

Postage & delivery

We aim to post your order out same day if placed before 1 pm Monday to Friday, otherwise, it’ll be the next working day.*

We have three levels of postage:*
Standard Royal Mail 48
FREE in the UK 3-5 working days
Royal Mail 24
£1.99 1-3 working days
DPD Express Delivery
£5.99 1 working day

*Except where products are made to order. Such products are clearly marked that they have a 3-5 working day lead time.


We offer a straight-forward returns policy.
If you’re not 100% happy with your order send it back within 14 days for a refund.
The item must be unused and in it’s original, undamaged packing.
Read our full returns & refunds policy.
Custom and bespoke orders are not eligible to return for a refund .

If your item is faulty, please email contact@dowsingandreynolds.com and we will fix it, or send out a replacement.

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