Paints

Our Natural Paints don’t contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – for a detailed understanding of what these are, see the information from the Environmental Protection Agency (USA) below.

Our Natural Paints are made from chalk, lime, casein (plant), marble powder and clay. They are simple, organic, environmentally friendly (brushes, hands and rollers can be washed in the sink), child-friendly and hypo-allergenic. Our Natural Paints contain no Petro-chemicals and do not contribute to global warming. Based on renewable raw plant and mineral materials that are organically sourced and never tested on animals, they are safe to be used by mum's to be; breastfeeding mothers; asthmatics; sufferers from sinusitis, rhinitis and other allergic reactions; children, the elderly and anyone in between. Our Natural Paints are safe for use for anyone from 1 – 100 . . . have a go!

Primers/Surface Preparation:

   
Vega Primer
Clear, water-soluble primer for the following casein or plant  based interior coatings
Shellac Shielding Primer – White
For covering and hiding water, rust, soot or nicotine stains on all absorbing walls, ceilings, plaster, wall paper or wood
Shielding Paint (Electrosmog)
The Natural Paint Company's Shielding Paint can be applied to textured or similar wallpapers, timber, plaster,concrete, bricks as well as to old, intact dispersion coats.

Finishing Coats/Interior:

 

 
Casein Marble or Vega Paint
For interior walls and ceilings. Suitable surfaces are rough textured or similar wallpapers, gypsum and gypsum fibre boards, plaster/render and masonry. Use on old dispersion paints only after trials have been performed successfully. Heavily absorbing surfaces should be prime coated first, followed by a pre-coat with diluted paint.
Casein Lime Paint
Suitable for all interior mineral based and alkaline surfaces, lime and lime-cement plaster, clay render, lime stone, bricks, concrete, masonry, as well as rough textured and similar wallpapers. For the coating of plaster/render surfaces, especially lime based materials as in heritage and historical buildings.
Calcimine
This is an interior paint for walls and ceilings. Suitable surfaces are rough textured and similar wallpapers, gypsum and gypsum fibre boards, plaster/render and masonry. Use on old dispersion paints only after performing trial coatings with positive results.


Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands. Examples include: paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials and furnishings, office equipment such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper, graphics and craft materials including glues and adhesives, permanent markers, and photographic solutions. Organic chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household products. Paints, varnishes, and wax all contain organic solvents, as do many cleaning, disinfecting, cosmetic, degreasing, and hobby products. Fuels are made up of organic chemicals. All of these products can release organic compounds while you are using them, and, to some degree, when they are stored.
The US Environmental Protection Agency studies found levels of about a dozen common organic pollutants to be 2 to 5 times higher inside homes than outside, regardless of whether the homes were located in rural or highly industrial areas. Additional TEAM studies indicate that while people are using products containing organic chemicals, they can expose themselves and others to very high pollutant levels, and elevated concentrations can persist in the air long after the activity is completed.

Sources
Household products including: paints, paint strippers, and other solvents; wood preservatives; aerosol sprays; cleansers and disinfectants; moth repellents and air fresheners; stored fuels and automotive products; hobby supplies; dry-cleaned clothing.

Health Effects
Eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches, loss of coordination, nausea; damage to liver, kidney, and central nervous system. Some VOCs can cause cancer in animals; some are suspected or known to cause cancer in humans. Key signs or symptoms associated with exposure to VOCs include conjunctival irritation, nose and throat discomfort, headache, allergic skin reaction, dyspnea, declines in serum cholinesterase levels, nausea, emesis, epistaxis, fatigue, dizziness. The ability of organic chemicals to cause health effects varies greatly from those that are highly toxic, to those with no known health effect. As with other pollutants, the extent and nature of the health effect will depend on many factors including level of exposure and length of time exposed. Eye and respiratory tract irritation, headaches, dizziness, visual disorders, and memory impairment are among the immediate symptoms that some people have experienced soon after exposure to some organics. At present, not much is known about what health effects occur from the levels of organics usually found in homes. Many organic compounds are known to cause cancer in animals; some are suspected of causing, or are known to cause, cancer in humans.