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VOC Low Paint Explained

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VOC Low Paint Explained

There is much confusion surrounding VOC low paint. The lines can become blurred between low voc paint, eco-friendly paint and vegan paint. We wanted to briefly explain everything you need to know about low VOC paint. This article aims to help you decide which wall paint is right for you and your home and why we think switching to a paint with low VOC's is a beneficial change, for your home, your health and the environment.  We will discuss what low VOC paint is and what its benefits are. We will also cover why some paint brands can be misleading...

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Odour Free paint, Does It Exist?

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Odour Free paint, Does It Exist?

We’ve all experienced that nasty chemical smell that comes with a fresh coat of paint. It can leave you feeling dizzy, nauseous and headachy. Which leads us to the question, does odour free paint exist and where can I buy it? This article will cover everything you need to know about ‘odour free paint’ such as what causes it and how to avoid it. What causes that typical ‘paint smell’? First of all, let's start by uncovering the actual cause of that typical paint smell. Unsurprisingly the chemical paint smell is exactly that, chemicals. Many paints are full of volatile...

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Non Toxic Wall Paint Buyers Guide

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Non Toxic Wall Paint Buyers Guide

So, we all know that painting and decorating can be a chore but it doesn't have to be. Although there are some pitfalls of picking up the paintbrush including feelings of dizziness and nausea from the strong odour emitted from the chemicals in the paint tin.. But it doesn't have to be this way.  First off, we want to get into the nitty gritty, the reason behind why your standard wall paint can leave you feeling light headed. Typical wall paint is full of nasty chemicals, and if that doesn't turn your stomach, the scent probably will. These chemicals include...

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Low VOC Paint, what difference does it make?

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Low VOC Paint, what difference does it make?

You may or may not be familiar with the term ‘low VOC paint’ but if you haven’t heard of it before we thought it made sense to start off by defining it. VOC stands for ‘Volatile Organic Compounds’ that can occur naturally which includes materials such as ethanol or can be synthesised chemically.  Paints are made up of a variety of elements, some include elements of a natural origin such as chalk, clay and natural oils. Other elements are synthetic, derived from a variety of chemical processes. These components are what is known as VOCs. This article will cover the...

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Environmentally Friendly Paint, Is It Worth It?

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Environmentally Friendly Paint, Is It Worth It?

This article is going to cover all aspects of paint, including whether environmentally friendly paint is worth it, the history of it and importantly, some more information on the standard (non environmentally friendly) paints you have previously used in your home.  Environmentally friendly paint is paint that has no detrimental effects to the environment or society. Often, the best way to create an eco-friendly paint is by lessening the amount of VOCs it contains and not using animal derived materials.  Environmentally Friendly Paint- Is It Worth It? Well, in short, yes! We think so anyway, and here is why: Low...

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