Eco Paint & Eco Friendly Emulsion Paints

Eco paints strengthened with Natural Graphene – The Graphenstone range of paints are strengthened with natural graphene, which allows the paint to be more flexible without flaking and breaking as quickly as conventional paint – side win that it's also natural!

Have you ever slept in a freshly painted room and woken up with a tremendous headache? This is just one of the many unpleasant effects of the chemicals emitted by synthetic paints in humans that is apparent. Commonly found paints in the market are packed with all sorts of chemical compounds that creep into the atmosphere over long periods of time. Compounds like formaldehyde, titanium dioxide in white paints, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) all contribute to a general feeling of discomfort and can go on to cause a lot of health problems in people who are exposed to them over longer periods of time. From allergies to respiratory distresses to lung complications, the harmful effects of these synthetic paints are numerous, not to mention that their impact on our environment is alarming. If you're looking to save yourself, the people you care about, and the environment from the toxic grips of these synthetic paints, you should definitely start exploring your options in eco-friendly paints.

It is technically pretty hard for a paint to be  100% free of synthetic components, but eco-friendly paints are desirable because they contain a bare minimum of those chemical compounds (like VOCs – which are not always synthetic there are plenty of 100% natural VOCs) – in quantities that allow for a safe and aesthetic colour palette, durability and consistency in the paint products. A safe composition is not the only reason a paint acquires its eco-friendly title. The source of ingredients, the manufacturing process, and the waste produced in production must all be accounted for in order to determine the degree of environment-friendliness of the paint. 

All of these factors can make it really tricky to select the best eco-friendly paint in the market. To make things more complicated, there is a range of terms that are associated with the product that can be misleading at times like 'organic', 'natural', 'breathable' and 'green'. To be able to navigate through this and find the right paint for your home, you will have to take a step back and think about the global implications of paint manufacture.

Common Questions related to Eco paint

Which Ecological Paint is best for walls and ceilings?


If you are looking for ecological paint for your walls and ceilings, the standard Graphenstone GCS Interior paint will be a great solution. If you are looking for an exterior eco friendly paint for you walls, then the Graphenstone GCS Exterior emulsion is the best choice if you want colours.

Which is the best White eco friendly paint for Interior and Exteriors?


If you want just white interior paint then the Ecosphere has even better credentials. If you just need a super eco friendly white exterior paint then the Graphenstone Biosphere emulsion paint would be the best choice.

Which Eco and safe Paint for Wood, trim, skirting boards and wooden doors?


For wood I would suggest the Graphenstone Grafclean Midshine, which is a satin matt paint, and when used with the Graphenstone Universal Primer (Four2Four) it is suitable for wooden surfaces, as well as OSB and MDF. The universal primer is pretty universal!

What Are Eco Friendly Paints?


Eco friendly paints and emulsions are products that are manufactured on the basis of certain environmental considerations, which minimises their negative impact on human health and the environment. It's the sustainably and ecologically sound way of manufacturing paints. This can be through using natural ingredients rather than synthetic materials and chemicals, or it can be through sustainable manufacturing processes and supply chain logistics. When we refer to eco paint we are talking about all of this. Sustainable, natural paints with every step of the supply chain being green and as eco friendly as possible.

Is paint eco friendly?


If you walk into you local DIY shop to buy some big brand off the shelf paint, then no, that paint is far from being eco friendly. Your standard paint is stuffed full of chemicals and nasty high VOC ingredients as standard. Why? Why is this normal? It’s normal because synthetic and mass produced chemicals are cheap and stable. Not only does it give everyone in the supply chain decent profit margins, it is also extremely bad for the environment and not ecologically sound. Most people don’t care, nor even realise the toxins in the paint they use, and I’m happy to say that if you’re here and reading this you are not that person which is amazing. Thank you for caring. Yes the natural choice can be a little more expensive, but it’s a justified expense, it’s not cheap buying natural well sourced ingredients and making it sustainable and ecologically.

How to make eco and natural paint?


Eco paint is made from organic and natural milled limes, mixed with water, natural graphene and a mix of natural binders to create their amazing range of natural paints.

Where can I buy eco natural paint?


We have a great range that you can buy online today, with next day delivery as standard. We ship Monday to Friday.

Why is paint bad for the environment?


Standard big brand paint is bad for the environment due to the amount of nasty synthetic chemicals and hazardous ingredients used in the manufacturing process. This is so that companies can make more profit, but at the determent of our health and environmental health, something that I just don’t stand for. These natural paints are as good, and even better than these chemical filled paints so you just don’t need to think about it anymore!

Does ecospaint contain formaldehyde?


No, our range of Graphenstone eco emulsion paints do not contain formaldehyde, it’s an awful chemical that we don’t like!

What is the most environmentally friendly paint?


I think right now, the Graphenstone Ecosphere might be the most Green Certified paint in the world. They are certainly the most certified green paint manufacturer in the world right now as far as we are aware, if you find another please let me know!

Is water based paint that is environmentally friendly?


There are plenty of water based paints available from your local DIY store, and just because it says ‘water based’ does not mean it is an eco-paint. A standard water based paint will contain as many chemicals as any other paint. Be aware of this! Our range of paints are environmentally friendly as standard, all of them.  Some people as “why is water based paint eco friendly?” It’s not. Just because it says this does not mean it’s safe, see above!

Is house paint toxic?


Yes! Your standard big brand house paint is toxic, as not only does it contain nasty chemicals and ingredients, it also will have a high VOC content which will leach these chemicals into your air for months, and even years into the future which could affect the health of you, your family and the environment. Stay away and just buy natural paints from our amazing range.

Ingredients of ecologically friendly paint


The ingredients of this ecologically friendly paint are organic and natural milled limes mixed with water, natural graphene and a mix of natural binders. It is important to consider the actual components that constitute the paint and the quantities they are present in. We advise you to look for paints that are low-VOC or VOC-free and contain more natural and organic components. 

What is the manufacturing Process of eco friendly paints?


The manufacturing process of the eco friendly paint considers all aspects of the supply chain and energy efficiency of the whole process. Cradle to cradle certification is something that can be checked for transparency. Another thing you should look into is the production process of the product. Naturally sourced products have a less environmentally damaging manufacturing process because they do not involve factory extensive processes such as mining and distilling ingredients. This also means reduced carbon emissions from factories, making the product more environment-friendly.

What is the Durability like of eco paints?


Eco-friendly paints are great for wall breathability and reducing condensation and moisture-related problems. These paints are great for areas in the house that are generally more vulnerable to condensation and moisture problems such as the bathroom and kitchen. What makes these paints breathable and allows them to absorb moisture also makes them less washable. So if you need to remove stains from the walls, you would have to opt for re-painting the area or scrubbing it off with sandpaper. Of course, this varies from paint to paint and you would have to look into individual manufacturers to see how washable eco-paints are. 

What natural colours are available for eco paint?


With eco-friendly paints, there are lots of colours to  choose from. If you are picky about the colour you want to decorate your rooms with, custom colours can be mixed. The good news, however, is that eco-paints are becoming increasingly popular among the homeowners which are pushing these brands to come up with more and more colours to meet consumer demands. If you still don’t find the colour you’re looking for and don’t want to settle for any other, you can always check out those certain brands that offer colour matching options and services.

Health Hazards of paint

It is rightly one of the most major considerations you should make. Whenever you are buying eco-friendly paint, you should look at the label to see whether they recommend wearing gloves, masks, or goggles and to ensure to follow the instructions. 

Transportation

Pre-mixed paints will often involve a significant level of transportation to the store which results in extra amounts of carbon emissions from vehicles. If you do decide on buying eco-friendly paint, we recommend you consider purchasing from a local manufacturer.

Things You Need to Know About Eco-Paints Before You Buy Them

It goes without saying that eco-friendly paints are a superior option to other synthetically formulated paints in terms of health benefits and environmental impact. Despite this, there are a few things that you might need to compromise on when you opt for them such as the drying time, price, and colour availability. 

To make sure you can make a well-informed decision, we have listed some of the things we feel like you should know before you make that eco-friendly purchase.

The days of worrying about using an eco friendly paint due to its propensity to fade quickly and come off when washed are long gone!

Today’s line of eco friendly paint is nearly indistinguishable from standard paint other than the fact that it is safe for both you and the environment. Eco friendly paint is made using naturally occurring ingredients from nature as opposed to standard paints that use harsh and harmful chemicals. In place of petroleum based solvents, eco friendly paint uses water and organic lime.

For pigment options, mineral and plant extracts can be used such as linseed oil and clay. In fact, our line of eco friendly paints are so harmless, any extra paint can be poured right onto your compost pile. We offer a selection of washable wall paint in a wide variety of colours. Any one of these eco friendly paint options would be perfect for your next indoor project.

We have many kinds of Eco and sustainable paint for sale to buy online through our web store. On this page you can find some of our top selling brands of eco interior emulsion paint, but on our other pages you can see we have eco wood paints as well as eco floor paints and many other eco friendly paints available. Please use the above navigation for more eco friendly paint. These eco paints are totally eco friendly, non toxic and either ZERO VOC, or super low VOC.  Natural ingredients are the star of the show here. We have both matt and a satin matt paint finishes. All paints on our website are all eco friendly, as well as being non toxic. Whether you are saying ‘eco friendly’, or ‘natural’, it all is very similar. As well as being one of the leading stockist of natural Eco and natural Paints in the UK and Ireland, we offer many types of natural eco products.

Our natural and eco paints are a mix of either water based, lime based or plant based paints. All the paints are available in a number of wonderful colours and shades, both the eco emulsion paints and for wood, both gloss and matt silk. We have paint specifically for your house interior, such as for your kitchen or nursery. We also have eco friendly floor paint and primer for all the newest builds in the heart of London – get your pad looking incredible and with top eco credentials to boot. So, from walls to wood, from metals to ceilings, we have eco paint for whatever you need. If your stuck and need assistance please don’t hesitate and just get in contact today.

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