Using Lifestyle emulsion to paint high traffic areas
1st July 2019
Kitchens, hallways, play rooms and boot room… all spaces that typically see more wear and tear than other areas of the home. Whether your walls are prone to marks from little fingers or muddy paws, when it comes to choosing paint, sometimes the most important criteria is one that can be wiped clean again!
Here’s our guide to painting those higher traffic areas of the home:
Start with a wipeable paint. Earthborn Lifestyle emulsion is a hardwearing, durable alternative to conventional interior paints. Plus it has all the benefits of our eco-friendly formulations in a wipeable, low sheen finish. Because it’s free from harmful emissions and nasty paint smells, it’s suitable for all areas of the home. That includes children’s rooms and nurseries, carrying the Safety for Toys Standard (EN71-3:2013).
Formulated for interior walls and ceilings, Lifestyle can be applied to newly plastered surfaces and existing paint work. There’s no need for a separate primer either, just apply directly to previously painted walls. Or if painting absorbent surfaces, simply dilute the first coat with water. As Lifestyle is quick drying with great coverage, decorating high traffic areas like hallways and kitchens needn’t take long. Which means you can get on with using your rooms as normal!
For skirting boards, doors and other interior wood work, our Eggshell No.17 is available in the same colour palette and is perfect for colour matching to Lifestyle emulsion. Or ring the changes and add contrasting colours to walls, ceilings and woodwork as we have done here…
If you’ve had one of our recently launched Classic colour cards, you’ll see painted swatches of Lifestyle and Eggshell No.17 in White. But to check it’s the right finish for you, you can buy sample pots in White here.
And for some extra inspiration this month, head to our social media accounts where we’ll be sharing some of our favourite Lifestyle projects (like these from @the_house_that_jen_built and @justalittlebuild!)