What is different about natural paints and oils
and why use non-toxic finishes?
Are all green paints and timber finishes equal?
There are many ’green’ paints and timber finishes advertised, most of them are not natural. Their claims are based on their 'improved' Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content (relative to their previously high VOC content), or they have a recycled or reclaimed petrochemical content.
What is different about natural paints and oils?
The difference between Natural paints and oils and the common or standard chemical based paints is that natural paints do not contain any petrochemicals, heavy metals or solvents. In their application, modern natural paints and oils are similar to use as the common or standard chemical based paints. Professional painters enjoy using natural finishes because they don't have to deal with toxins.
Watch the video to hear painters speak about natural paints.
What is a VOC?
The acronym VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound. A VOC is an organic liquid made up mostly of carbon and hydrogen, but includes many other chemical elements. It is volatile, which means it easily becomes a gas, it switches from liquid to gas easily.
Good quality natural finishes:
With a natural surface coating you don’t get as much condensation when there is a temperature difference between the inside of the wall and the outside, and you don’t have the same problems with mould.
The Best Natural Finishes are by Bio Paints, Volvox and Livos
- are allergy free or low allergenic
- are biodegradable as much as possible
- can be applied with the usual tools such as brush, roller or spray.
- you don't need specialist equipment, but natural paints can be used as a spray application
- are free of dangerous solvents, like toluene, xylene, glycol ether derivates etc.
Together, the three premium brands; Bio, Volvox and Livos, present a comprehensive range.
Enamel Lacquers, both water based and plant oil based, semi gloss and gloss
Enamel Lacquer Undercoat
Bio has a range of natural mineral pigments, which can be mixed to achieve a wide range of colours.
these natural finishes are quite simple to use, we provide full
application and coverage data in our information sheets, on our website
and also on the container. Surfaces treated or painted with our
products can be easily renewed or rejuvenated, create special effects
and are easy to care for.
Don't risk the environment and your health.
Use only natural paints, oils and finishes.
"How to paint" videos
Have a look at these short videos especially if you are going to do your own, DIY painting or renovating. The videos are presented by painters who have been using our natural paints for years. They don't just talk about using natural paint, these videos are full of usefull hints and tips about painting in general. They will save you time and money when DIY painting and renovating.
This one is about selecting the equipment you need, but there are several more, most of them very short but all very worthwhile!