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Why is breathable paint essential for a healthy, happy home?

Why is breathable paint essential for a healthy, happy home?

Over the years, our approach to building houses has changed. Just a few decades ago, houses were made from largely natural materials, making them draughtier and, admittedly, colder...
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The best bird-safe paint

The best bird-safe paint

Using paints containing VOCs can have an adverse effect on not only you and your human family members, but also your much-loved pets...

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The one where we worked with the Advertising Standards Agency to prove that 100% VOC-free paint is a thing

The one where we worked with the Advertising Standards Agency to prove that 100% VOC-free paint is a thing

It seems one or two of our fellow paint manufacturers took objection to our claim of being a “100% VOC-free paint” and made a complaint to the Advertising Standards Agency. Well, the egg is on their face because we won. And, so far as we are aware, we are the only paint manufacturer who has been able to make this claim and prove it...
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Could spring cleaning products affect your health?

Could spring cleaning products affect your health?

This spring avoid cleaning products that contain dangerous chemicals. There are numerous websites that detail the dangerous chemicals that even today are included in household cleaning sprays and foams. Just last month, a report by Norwegian scientists found that regular exposure to cleaning products significantly affects lung function.

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The problem with "eco" and “natural” paints

The problem with "eco" and “natural” paints

It’s natural to want to safeguard the health of your family, and choosing an “eco” or a “natural” paint seems like a sound idea. But behind the hype lurks hidden danger and we feel you should be able to make a fully informed decision.

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What kind of paint is most suitable for a kitchen?

What kind of paint is most suitable for a kitchen?

Nothing gives a house more of an uplift than a freshly decorated kitchen. It’s the room where many people spend most of their time – if they are not preparing or enjoying food, the kitchen is also the place for socialising and catching up around the table. But before you start transforming your kitchen, it’s important to bear in mind a few things about the paint you should use...

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Five dangerous moulds that can develop around the home

Five dangerous moulds that can develop around the home

Mould is a common household problem caused by poor ventilation, leaks and other forms of moisture build-up around the home, and can be a serious health hazard if not dealt with. Here are five moulds that will invade households given the right conditions and the symptoms to look out for that they are affecting your health.
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The great Christmas tree controversy… and how a real tree may or may not be better for your health

The great Christmas tree controversy… and how a real tree may or may not be better for your health

We absolutely love Christmas trees, but, passionate as we are about indoor air quality, we couldn’t help be interested in the debate on whether they are better or worse for your health...
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How black mould affects your health

How black mould affects your health

Black mould is particularly dangerous and homeowners are best advised to take steps to prevent it building up in the first place.
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The alarming links between air pollution and children's health

The alarming links between air pollution and children's health

There is increasing evidence to show that a high exposure to polluted air can lead to serious health problems in children that will have implications for their entire lives. 

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Can you "over sterilise" your home?

Can you "over sterilise" your home?

There is a big difference between good hygiene and being “obsessively clean” - read our reply to someone who questioned whether antibacterial paint might be part of a growing trend towards “over sterilisation” which she said is “unhealthy”.
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Why indoor air pollution is too important to ignore

Why indoor air pollution is too important to ignore

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.
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