All about Earthborn Claypaint
24th August 2015
There are so many different types of paint available now; the choice can seem a little overwhelming. But it doesn’t need to be complicated!
Claypaint is a clay-based paint that combines environmental credentials with practical benefits. It has a luxurious ultra-matt finish and is available in a beautiful palette of 72 shades.
Kinder to the environment
When we say ‘eco paint’ we back that up with an ingredients list and independent accreditation; in fact our Claypaint is licensed to carry the EU Ecolabel and is certified as being VOC free.
Practical with no compromise on finish
Thanks to its high proportion of clay solids, Claypaint has a thick, creamy consistency which softens and enhances the light in your room and covers exceptionally well.
With similar levels of breathability to lime wash, it’s also a highly breathable paint and its clay content helps to destroy airborne odours and contaminants. Overall this contributes to a healthier, more comfortable living environment, which is especially important in older properties where damp could be a concern. Because it absorbs variations in humidity and deters mildew, this also makes it perfect for areas that have to contend with steam, such as bathrooms and kitchens.
Claypaint can be used on virtually any internal surface including previously painted walls and bare plaster. For a truly breathable finish it is ideal for painting internal lime plaster or lime rendered walls as an alternative to lime wash.
Depending on the surface you can expect coverage of approximately 10m2 per litre and it usually requires fewer coats than conventional emulsions.
Kinder to you and the people around you
The clay in Earthborn Claypaint emits negative ions; and higher ambient levels of negative ions are widely accepted as being beneficial to health and wellbeing. This leads to less static electricity build up, reducing airborne dust and allergens and resulting in a healthier choice overall.
Claypaint is free from VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds); even low levels of which have been shown to trigger asthma attacks, eye irritation, respiratory problems, nausea, dizziness and other symptoms. Choosing a paint that is zero VOC is especially important if you or members of your family suffer from asthma or have allergies.*
With no unpleasant smells during or after painting it means your room can return to normal straight away – perfect if you are sensitive to conventional paint fumes, are decorating rooms for little ones or looking for a baby-safe paint. In fact Earthborn Claypaint, Eggshell, Wood Stain and Ecopro Emulsions have all been certified as being safe to use on children’s furniture and toys. (EN71:3)
If you’ve used Claypaint, don’t be shy – we’d love to see before and after pictures! Share them via our pages below and they could feature in our next blog.
* It is never possible to guarantee that an individual will not have a reaction to a particular product or ingredient, so for this reason we recommend potential users test the product first. Samples are available here.