Thoughts on The Guardian's "eco-paints" comments

Thoughts on The Guardian's "eco-paints" comments

March 19, 2019

We recently read with interest a piece in The Guardian regarding “5 ways to make your home less toxic”.

It’s a good article with some sensible advice, however there’s an important point it doesn’t address regarding “eco-friendly paints”.

 

The dangers of "eco-friendly" or "natural" paints

It is a common misconception that natural ingredients are the safest, but many “eco-friendly” or “natural“ paints contain ingredients such as casein, which is a dairy-based product that can actually encourage the growth and proliferation of moulds in the home. As mentioned in the article, these can release spores that float in the air and can be detrimental to your health. In effect, these natural paints can inadvertently create the toxicity you’re setting out to avoid!

Uniquely antibacterial

By contrast Little Knights was a product born of frustration as the lack of a truly safe and high-quality paint for the domestic market. Developed by our very own Mark Gardner, a pioneer in the design, manufacture and supply of bespoke coatings and additives, Little Knights is uniquely antibacterial, formaldehyde-absorbing and 100% VOC-free. Furthermore, it is kinder to waterways.

Little Knights carefully combines the best natural ingredients with carefully researched, high quality modern ingredients to create the safest possible product.

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Little Knights

100% VOC-FREE, ANTIBACTERIAL, HIGH-PIGMENT PAINT




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Four beautiful odourless paint finishes

Matte

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".

Eggshell

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

Silk

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.  

Gloss

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!) 

 

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Simply the safest paint for you and your family