Earthborn and the Environment

Read on to find out about Earthborn and the environment, from our involvement in environmental projects to informative articles about eco paints.

Suffolk windmill turns to breathable Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint

  We know that many people use Earthborn paints for their high levels of breathability. Never is this more important than on older properties that may have suffered with issues like damp, especially if, like the case of this historic windmill in Suffolk, the building had been subject to unsuitable and damaging treatments over the years. […]

Rainbow den-making at the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail in Beechenhurst, Gloucestershire, was founded in 1986 and since then has enjoyed hosting a wide range of artistic installations and activities, enjoyed by over 300,000 visitors each year.   A working partnership between The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust and The Forestry Commission, the artworks are always created in response […]

Choosing exterior paint colours for your property

As well as choosing the right type of exterior masonry paint for your project, it can be difficult choosing which masonry paint colour to go for. We’ve put together some helpful tips on how to choose the right masonry paint colour for your project.

Paint for damp walls and ceilings

We are often asked if we sell damp proof paint or anti damp paint. At Earthborn all our paints are breathable so we can recommend them for older properties as well as any area of the home where there could be issues with damp.

Choosing the right Eco Paint

Choosing the right eco paint is just one way you can minimise the impact of your home on the environment whilst at the same time creating beautiful rooms and adding your personal style.

Earthborn supports environmental art show

We’re proud supporters of Human Nature’s ENDANGERED 13 event, involving 13 artists working in a diverse range of media, from painters and poets to sculptors and mural artists.

What is the best paint for lime plastered walls?

Lime provides a microporous, flexible but very durable substrate. Its high level of breathability makes it ideal for many renovation & restoration projects. Here we explain the most appropriate finishes for lime plaster.

How to choose paint for an older property

Of all the enquiries we receive at Earthborn, advice on painting older properties, and in particular breathability, are the most common…

Claypaint complements medieval timber building

For our latest Case Study we focus on the recently renovated Master’s House in Ledbury, Gloucestershire, who specified breathable Claypaint and Eggshell for the timber framed Medieval building.

What is the EU Ecolabel?

When we established Earthborn over a decade ago we were committed to bringing to market a true eco alternative to conventional paints….

What are VOCs? Why are they harmful?

VOC stands for volatile organic compound. Don’t be fooled by the word organic. We often associate organic….

Why breathability is important when painting your property

Summer is the perfect time for an outdoor painting project and choosing the right paint is key to achieving the results….