Should I seal knots prior to painting?
Yes, as with all water based paints, it is necessary to seal knots prior to painting. Any standard knotting solution is ok and does not affect the performance / application of Earthborn Eggshell.
However, if you are unable or reluctant to use a knotting solution, you could heat the knots with a hot air blower until resin bleeds out of the wood. You would need to wipe down with a solvent such as methylated spirits before painting. Dependent on the wood, this may not be a permanent treatment.
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?