Hippo potto not a mouse


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Our favourite! Hippo Potto Not a Mouse is a mid grey paint that’s the perfect backdrop to any accent colour. Grey really does stand the test of time so don’t worry about having to update it any time soon. Unless of course you’re just way too temped by the rest of our capsule paint collection…

Hippo Potto Not a Mouse may be a bit of a mouthful, but it sure is fun to say! This pale grey paint colour evokes visions of hippos playing in the African mud, hence the name. It has a subtle brown undertone that is perfect when it's complemented by some rustic materials to create a deliciously inviting space. Coordinate with exposed brick and reclaimed wood for a look that's almost as rugged as a mud-caked hippopotamus.

We also love this pale grey paint colour alongside whitewashed wooden floors and exposed brick walls. Add texture with grey furnishings, rugged metallic accents like our gorgeous knobs and handles, and a dash of greenery from plants and succulents. If you're not particularly green-fingered then no fear, have a look at our incredibly realistic range of faux plants. For a really sleek look, and the icing on the cake, use our eggshell finish paint so you can paint your doors and skirting boards too. Perfection.

Hippo Potto Not a Mouse pale grey paint is the perfect choice for transforming your interiors into uber-cool spaces, be it ultra-contemporary or classically stylish. 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 Vintro, Yorkshire's finest paint manufacturer. We wanted a capsule collection of paints that enhanced our passion for design and company ethos, and we think this range does just that.

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Hippo Potto Not a Mouse paint

  •  Finishes: available in supreme matt emulsion or eggshell
  •  Sizes: supreme matt emulsion available in 2.5L and 100ml sample pot, eggshell available in 2.5L
  • Usage:
    • supreme matt emulsion is suitable for interior walls, ceilings, woodwork, furniture and metalwork (excluding radiators)
    • eggshell is suitable for all interior walls, ceilings, woodwork, furniture and metalwork (including radiators and pipes). Eggshell is ideal for kitchens and bathrooms as it’s easily wiped down and is resistant to staining from moisture. Dries to a smooth, low sheen (15% gloss level) finish
    • if using lime plaster, we'd recommend looking into more breathable chalk or clay-based paints for this usage. Lime plaster expels more moisture than standard plaster, which adversely affects the drying/curing of emulsion paint.
  • Coverage:
    •  1 litre of supreme matt emulsion paint will cover approximately one coat of a 15m2 area and 1 litre of eggshell paint will cover approximately one coat of a 13m2 area. This depends on the properties of the surface, the colour being used and method of application. We recommend preparing surfaces with our primer to give a more even finish and better depth of colour to your final coat. To work out how much paint you need to complete your project, click on the Paint Calculator tab below.
  • Product information:
    • water-based
    • non-drip and easy to apply
    • our paint is vegan-friendly. It contains no animal derivatives and none of the ingredients have been tested on animals
    • our paint is a low VOC, non-toxic, non-hazardous, eco-friendly product made from locally sourced materials in an ecologically responsible way.  Thanks to its composition it is virtually innocuous for people and the environment. Our paints fall into the industry’s lowest possible eco-rating, so you don't need to worry about respiratory issues or smell as the products are virtually odourless It is EN71-3 Certified, also known as "toy paint regulation safe", meaning it is completely safe for children's rooms
    • 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
    • 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
  • Origins: made in Yorkshire by Vintro
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:*
Economy – £3.99 3-5 working days
Next Day – £6.99 Next working day
Saturday – £7.99 Saturday delivery

*Except on bulky items, wallpaper and made to order products which can have slightly longer lead times. Where this applies to a product, it will show the specific information in bold under the ‘Add to Basket’ button on the individual product’s page.

Find out about deliveries outside the UK. Please note that our electrical products including switches, sockets and light fittings are only suitable for countries where the mains supply is between 220 and 240 volts. If you’re unsure, check with an electrician.


We offer a straight-forward returns policy.
If you’re not 100% happy with your order send it back within 60 days for a refund.
The item must be unused and in its 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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