Are Earthborn paints VOC free?
Volatile Organic Compounds, known as VOCs, are carbon based chemical compounds found in most paints. VOCs are harmful to health, the environment and contribute to global warming. It is a legal requirement for paint labelling to state the VOC content of the product.
The VOC content in Earthborn paints is negligible. However recent legislative recommendations issued by the British Coatings Federation mean that UK paint manufacturers should no longer advertise or label their paints as being 100% VOC free. Although our paints do not contain any intentionally added VOCs, there are certain processes during manufacture (for example, when washing the clay) that are, unfortunately, beyond our control and could contain trace levels of VOCs.
At Earthborn we take an open, honest approach to the marketing of our products. Therefore we have taken the decision to describe our products as virtually VOC free.
It is important to remember that the VOC content is one of many criteria determining whether or not a paint is an eco paint. Not all paints declaring low or zero VOC content are the same and that unlike Earthborn paints, other paints can (and normally do) contain other ‘nasties’ such as acrylic softeners, ammonia or formaldehydes. Earthborn paints are free from acrylics, oils and vinyls.
Exterior wall paint
Why should I use Earthborn Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint rather than a modern masonry paint?
Is the Ecopro Silicate Masonry System suitable for lime rendered exterior surfaces?
How durable is Earthborn Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint?
My house is painted with a modern masonry paint. Can I overpaint it in Earthborn Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint?
My property is limewashed. Can I overpaint it in Earthborn Ecopro Silicate Paint?
Finishes for woodwork
Are Earthborn paints natural and organic?
Why should I use a breathable paint?
Do Earthborn paints include petrochemical ingredients?
What is the EU Ecolabel?
Are Earthborn paints VOC free?
Are Earthborn products suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
I suffer from allergies/asthma. Will Earthborn paints help?
Do Earthborn paints comply with Ska Rating?
Interior paint finishes
What is Claypaint and why is it so special?
I need helping choosing between Earthborn Claypaint and Lifestyle Emulsion. What’s the difference?
Do Earthborn offer an environmentally friendly alternative to trade paints?
How do I apply Earthborn interior wall paints?
Can Earthborn paints be applied to new or bare plaster?
Which type of paint is suitable for use over interior lime plaster, lime wash or lime rendered walls?
Which paint is most suitable for kitchens and bathrooms?
Can I overpaint vinyl paint with Earthborn paints?
I have prepared the wall to be painted but the surface is powdery. Should I treat it with PVA?
We have treated a damp problem in our older property and have been told not to use a vinyl paint. Can you recommend a suitable paint?
How does Casein Paint differ from Earthborn Claypaint and Lifestyle Emulsion?
Painting furniture and other items
Is Earthborn paint suitable for animal enclosures?
Is Earthborn paint suitable for radiators?
Can I use Eco Chic or Eggshell No.17 on kitchen cupboards?
Can I use Earthborn paint on children’s cots or toys?
Do I need to use a primer before painting furniture with Earthborn paint?
How should I prepare my furniture for painting?
Which Earthborn product should I use for painting furniture?
Why should I use Earthborn paint for my furniture project?