Why should I choose natural paints?
Conventional paints contain up to 50% solvents and volatile organic compunds (VOCs) which are released into the air for years after you applied them. VOCs can cause irritation to eyes, nose and throat, affect the nervous system and damage internal organs. Natural paints are non-toxic so don't release hazardous fumes which makes them particularly suitable for children, and people suffering from allergies or ill health who are unable to tolerate chemical paints. If you've ever used standard paints you may have experienced headaches from the paint fumes.
Natural paints are also good for your home too. As they are micro-porous they allow walls and surfaces to breathe, preventing or reducing condensation and damp problems, therefore reducing associated indoor allergens. They are also less prone to paint flaking, peeling and blistering.
They are environmentally-friendly as most use renewable resources that are biodegradable and in most instances can even be composted.
Natural and organic paint manufacturers
Auro emulsion paints are breathable and made from totally organic and natural raw ingredients. They can be wiped clean, and are suitable for a wide range of interior surfaces such as plaster or wallpaper, even cots and toys.
Some of Earthborn's products have been awarded the sought-after EU Ecolabel. Their unique clay recipe results in a hardwearing and highly breathable finish. It often requires fewer coats than conventional emulsions. All this and no horrible smells or emissions.
Buy natural and organic paint
- Ecocentric sell a range of paint and wallpaper
- Nigel's Eco Store – sell paint, recycled cardboard paint tray, bamboo paint brushes, eco paint stripper and eco wallpaper paste
Buy recycled paint
If you're looking for a cheaper eco-friendly alternative, take a look at Newlife's recycled paint. They reprocess waste water-based paint back into a premium grade emulsion. All products in their paint range are a minimum 50% recycled content, made up from waste paint diverted from landfill or incineration.
Ventus Easi Flow Paint System
The innovative design is a complete solution for all of your decorating requirements! No more visits to the paint tray with its mobile design, allowing the unit to be attached to yourself via its belt clip for easier handling and ensuring a continuous paint-feed to your desired attachment. The Easi Flow Painter is powered by you, so no batteries or external power required.
Donate left-over paint
Community RePaint schemes collect reusable, leftover paint and re-distribute it to individuals, families, communities and charities in need, improving the wellbeing of people and the appearance of places across the UK.
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