wall & ceiling paints

Beautiful modern non-toxic paints

Conventional acrylic wall paints are made up of liquid (water) and binders (acrylic resins), plus pigments (the colour) and various additives. Some of these pigments and additives result in paints emitting fumes - that common fresh paint smell ! These fumes are actually petro-chemical gases, called VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds) which can create air pollution and damage our health. Please read more about VOC's in our FAQ's.

Painted Earth sell two types of eco-friendly paint. Low VOC acrylic paints and natural paints.

Low VOC acrylic paints such as ROCKCOTE Ecostyle paint and MUROBOND Murowash are beautiful modern paints that don't emit toxic fumes. They have been developed to reduce environmental pollution and provide better air quality in our homes. The brands we sell have been chosen because they are hardwearing, high performing paints as well as being eco-friendly. Once you try them you wont look back. See this short videos on why low VOC paints are better for the environment and our health.

Natural paints, such as VOLVOX Clay Paint or VOLVOX Dispersion Paint, are paints made from natural ingredients such as clay, mineral or plant ingredients. Natural paints don't contain petro-chemicals so they don't emit VOC's. On the whole they are more environmentally friendly than acrylic paints because they don't pollute the environment in their manufacture or disposal. They are generally chosen by people who prefer natural products in their home, or people who are highly chemically sensitive.

Natural paints are generally more expensive than acrylic paint, and not quite as washable. However they provide a very healthy and uniquely beautiful environment in a home or workplace. We carry both low VOC acrylic wall paints and natural wall paints because we believe each has their place in a sustainable future.