Do your paints contain MI or MCI?

We have been asked quite a bit recently about whether our ranges of Natural Paints contain the chemicals methylisothiazolinone (MI), methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI), 5-Chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one, Methylchloro isothiazolinone, Kathon, MIT, MCI, MI etc. Having a range of MI free paint is important to us.

These are the kind of questions that our customers have been asking:

“I was diagnosed as having an extreme allergy to the preservative Methylisothiazolinone also known as 5-Chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one, Methylchloro isothiazolinone, Kathon etc. I am tying to find any paints available in the uk which do not contain this chemical . It is proving to be a nightmare working out which products are safe for me to use, as apparently these preservatives do not always need to appear on ingredients lists!”

“I would be very grateful if you would let me know if any of the paints on your website which are suitable for interior decorating (walls, ceilings, woodwork) are free from methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI). I am allergic to both compounds and have to avoid paints which contain them. Thank you very much for your help”

“Please could you let me know if your matt emulsions contain the preservative Methylisothiazolinone”

“Please could you kindly confirm if your paints (both emulsion and gloss) contain a preservative known as methylchloroisothiazolinone (also known as MI/MCI and Kathon CG) and also nickel. I am acutely sensitive and allergic to MI and I am trying to locate a paint which we can use safely in our home”

“Where can I buy MCI and MI free paint?”

“Can I buy paint that doesn’t have Methylisothiazolinone in it?”