The issue of ill-health caused by indoor air pollution has, until recently, been largely overshadowed by the attention focused on air pollution outdoors and the problem of industrial and transport emissions.
Little Knights is among those working to raise awareness and, thankfully, there is a growing understanding of how indoor air pollutants can cause health problems such as respiratory inflammation, skin problems and asthma.
It’s important we learn about indoor pollution because of our lifestyle. Research shows that the average person in the UK spends up to 90% of their time indoors while it has also been shown that almost three-quarters of children spend less than an hour outside each day.
No surprise then that Britain is one of the worst countries in Europe for asthma levels – around 5.4million people – with death rates from asthma reaching their highest level in more than a decade.
Improving the quality of air in homes is an issue close to our hearts at Little Knights and a key driver for why we have developed our paints. Our nursery range it is as safe as household paint gets – it is zero emission, non-allergenic and 100% VOC free.
What’s more, Little Knights paint actively helps to improve the quality of the air in homes. This is because it contains a unique monomer that bonds with formaldehyde molecules that have been released from other household products and transforms them into harmless vapour.
Our paints also have an anti-bacterial additive developed by our parent company, Tetramass, which means dangerous mould and mildew cannot grow on Little Knights paint.
For more information on indoor air quality and tips on how to help, click here.
We will continue to raise awareness of the important issue of indoor pollution and are happy to discuss what you can do to improve the air quality in your home and how Little Knight paints can help. Please contact us on 01604 781009 or email email@example.com
For a solid, flat and elegant finish that is easy to touch up when required, matte paint is ideal for creating a gentle, soothing finish. It helps to conceal flaws too, making it a good choice for older walls with "character".
Has slightly more lustre than a matte finish, low-sheen rather than shiny. This attractive finish resists stains better than matte paint, and is easier to maintain
Creates an attractive and highly durable high sheen finish, an ideal choice if you want to make a room look bigger. While it is the easiest to clean (just wipe with a damp cloth) Silk paint’s light reflecting properties do make it more difficult to touch up because any difference in sheen will be apparent. It will make imperfections in your walls more noticeable, so it is worth investing a bit of extra time on surface preparation to make your walls as smooth as possible.
Even our gloss paint is zero-VOC! An easy-to-apply, non-drip antibacterial gloss paint that provides a hardwearing, wipe-clean finish for interior and exterior wood and metal. (Please note, the gloss does not share the formaldehyde-absorbing properties of the emulsion paint, but there's still no safer gloss paint on the market!)