Why should you use eco paint? The benefits of going natural with your decorating


Why should you make the switch?

Being environmentally friendly is now becoming the new norm in everything we do. Food, clothing and now interiors. Being conscious when buying for interiors is becoming increasingly easier as more and more products are available to buy on our high street and online.

Paint is now becoming available as an eco product now that companies are having to comply with new EU limits on VOC levels. With this being the case, more and more companies are now labelling their paint as ‘environmentally friendly’. What you should look out for are plant based paints that are stocked in most green/vegetarian stores. These paints are low in carbon or are carbon-neutral which makes them friendly to the the environment and the workers that are producing them. Unfortunately ‘green’ paint is quite expensive compared to normal paint that we are all used to but it does have its plus points.

Where Can You Use Eco Paint?

Eco paint can be used anywhere that normal conventional paint is used in the home. The paint comes in a variety of finishes which is perfect if you have a particular project in mind. These may include emulsions, paint that can be used outdoors, primers and many more. Pretty much wherever you were thinking of using regular paint, you can use green paint also!

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Isn’t it just easier to use conventional paint though?

While conventional paint is familiar to us as we know already where to find it, the drying process is quicker and they are just generally what we are all used to, green paint is the way to go when thinking about our futures. Using eco paints are low in carbon, use natural oils and are produced ethically.

Where can I buy natural paints?

I have put together a list of great places where you can buy eco friendly paint online:

Farrow & Ball

All of Farrow & Ball’s paints are eco friendly, being low in VOC and are all water based.

www.farrow-ball.com

Earthborn

Earthborn is a paint brand that does not sacrifice quality or style while also protecting your health and the environment.

www.earthbornpaints.co.uk

Little Greene

Little Greene is a UK based company that is 100% committed to protecting the planet we live in by achieving the EU environmental standard.

www.littlegreene.com

If you have had experiences of using environmentally paint, then please do let me know of your experiences in the comments below. I would love to hear them!

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