Everything you need to know about eco-friendly paint

Besides organic paint, which is purely produced on a natural basis, Organic colors, there are increasingly new environmentally friendly colors from renowned brands. We explain what you have to pay attention to when buying

sustainable colors from farrow and ball
Environmentally friendly colors by Farrow & Ball

Pure natural colors often pose mounting challenges and sometimes your favorite color is just not there. Another option is to use environmentally friendly colors. But what is behind the so-called eco-colors?

The most important facts about eco-friendly paint:

1. Low content of VOC

The addition of harmful chemicals is very important in color selection. Environmentally friendly colors are characterized by a low VOC value. VOCs are volatile organic compounds that are released as gases from the inks during processing. They are thus responsible for the violent Odeur many conventional colors and can be harmful to health. Because of this, there is a legal VOC lower limit. But many colors are now well below and close to 0%.

2. Transparency about color components

Transparency about the composition of the products. That means a disclosure about the product components and ingredients. This can help consumers make purchasing decisions and build confidence in the business.

3. Low emission during production

Environmentally friendly production can further reduce the company's environmental footprint. For example, recycling, reduction of CO2 emissions and the correct disposal of chemical substances are the focus here.

4. The myth of water-based paint

Water-based paints are made by name based on water. However, this does not necessarily mean that they are free of chemical additives. Therefore, make sure to choose products that are free from harmful preservatives and solvents, such as formaldehyde, isothiazolinone or vinyl.

Eco-friendly colors by Farrow & Ball

A company that meets all these criteria and also offers an incomparable color palette is Farrow & Ball. The colors and wallpapers of the British manufacturer stand for color intensity, craftsmanship and style-conscious furnishings.

The 132 exclusive colors use exquisite natural ingredients such as china clay and flaxseed oil. The colors also have a very low VOC value, so that when stroking no strong and unpleasant vapors are inhaled. The paper used for the wallpaper is also obtained entirely from sustainable forests and processed responsibly without the addition of vinyl.

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Furthermore, 100 percent of the dry waste and 97 percent of the liquid waste are recycled during production. The water used by Farrow & Ball is also cleaned in its own water treatment plant.

In addition, the company has a specially certified child-safe range that has been proven to be suitable for use in children's rooms. They also clearly indicate which shades are vegan.

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Furthermore, the environmental efforts of the traditional company have been honored with various awards. In the past four years, Farrow & Ball has even been one of the award winners of the internationally recognized sustainability program “Coatings Care”.

Please visit Farrow & Ball Sustainability for more information.


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