Once upon a time, over 25 years ago now, Fine Paints was introduced in the United States. Eagle Paint was proud to be one of the first retailers to stock Fine Paints of Europe’s products. In our quest to find the best, we try out many products, and we don’t select all of them. But from the moment “Go”, we knew Fine Paints was something special.
Fine Paints of Europe is also a family run business. We have a long working relationship with the CEO, Big John of Fine Paints, and his Father before him, John Lahey Sr. The family has a legacy of working very hard to import ultra high end, high performance products from overseas. They’ve been very successful in continuously bringing top notch offerings!
If you’re not in the industry, you may not know this, but the brand actually has something of a “cult following”. For some, Fine Paints of Europe isn’t just a brand, it’s almost a religion. It’s a professional’s product, it is for enthusiasts with the skill to wield it properly. And some of those professionals have total insistence on some of those Fine Paints products.
You see I’m going to break a lot of hearts when I say this, but…
Fine Paints of Europe’s Hollandlac Brilliant is perhaps the best high gloss oil paint product on the market today, bar none, and as millennials say, “Don’t @ me.” Frankly, it’s true. And everyone knows.
Don’t get me wrong. We have a ton of well-made products, it’s the only kind we want to stock! Quality in quantity, if you will. There are a bunch of very good gloss products. But Fine Paints Hollandlac is a wonderful execution of an “old fashioned” oil. It’s so good, that in fact a well known (and very well liked) domestic brand attempted to copy this specific product once. Keyword, attempted.
As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but there is no replacement for the king of oils.