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10 reasons why you should switch to natural paints and why should you care?

Posted by Irini @ The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 4th Sep 2015

They do not contain chlorinated hydrocarbons or other toxic non-degradable substances. They don’t release hazardous artificial solvents or formaldehyde They do not release harmful gases after drying. Direct contact with organisms is harmless. They have a positive effect on the atmospheric conditions of the area. They maintain the ideal natural moisture balance in your home. They are manufactured only from renewable raw materials. They don’t pollute the environment both during their production and their use. Their residues during the production and use can be composted and used as natural fertilisers. They contain ingredients that are familiar to humans since ancient times. NATURAL PAINTS VS THE BIG BRANDS So your new house is almost ready and you have to decide which … read more

Two beautiful kitchens - Advice for using natural & eco paints for colour & inspiration

Posted by Chris @ The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 29th Jul 2015

Here's some inspiration for you. These two beautifully clean and calm kitchens are the amazing work of Steve Larkin. Both kitchens offer a calming use of soft traditional and period colours, with complementary colours used for the kitchen fittings and fixtures. Image Credit:  Steve Larkin & Lark&Larks (CC by 2.0) Everything works in harmony here, with natural wood surfaces and flooring, through to the festoon style pendant lamp, almost as a feature in this clean and traditional kitchen. Colours such as Cove, Windermere, or even Glaslyn and Lomond would work well here, these similar wall colours are available in the  Auro 321 Standard Natural Emulsion range, with some colours now available in the newer recipe Auro 524 Premium eco emulsion range. Whi … read more
Natural Wall Paint is the better option. Fact. Do you know what's currently leeching out your walls?

Natural Wall Paint is the better option. Fact. Do you know what's currently leeching out your walls?

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co on 20th Oct 2014

In this day and age there is no excuse for not paying attention to what is in the products we not only consume, but actually use in our environments. We all hear about bad things in our food, bad things in our drinks, pollution and climate change, but we don't ever think about our actual houses and what their green credentials are. Every room in our houses are painted, and most of the time it's with leading paint brand names with their glossy adverts and happy smiling people, but has anyone actually spent a couple of minutes looking at what some of these paints actually contain? Conventional big name paints contain a large variety of toxins, not only are these released into your home as soon as you open your tin of paint, but they leech out of your walls for many years, and it's … read more
Soothe your Space with the Amazing Colours of Natural & Organic Paints

Soothe your Space with the Amazing Colours of Natural & Organic Paints

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 19th May 2014

Bring some peace and harmony into your home with all-natural paints that borrow their colour palette from nature. Soft colours that mimic nature such as pale greens, blues and browns can calm and relax people in their presence, so using organic paints to cover your walls can create a nurturing home that is beneficial occupants as well as better for the environment. Using a soft brown or taupe colour on your walls will cozy up any room and add a warmth that will remain year-round. In nature, browns are found in tree bark, on rocks, the fur of animals and even the earth itself. The traits of stability, longevity, growth and earthiness they represent can be harnessed when painting with this colour. Taupe and brown are ideal paint colours for bedrooms and dens. For a br … read more
Preparing your Window Boxes for summer - Painting With Natural & Eco Friendly Paints

Preparing your Window Boxes for summer - Painting With Natural & Eco Friendly Paints

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 3rd May 2014

As the sun starts to peek out and the temperature slowly rises, the first thing on many people’s minds is gardening! Spring is the perfect time of year to be outside playing in the dirt. “What if I don’t have a garden to play in?” you ask… That’s where window boxes come in! Whether you’ve a balcony or merely a window, you can have your own contained flower bed right at your fingertips year-round. If you had plants in your window box last season, make sure to clean out their remains before starting your new arrangement. You might want to change out the soil completely, though you might get away with only changing half if the dirt has only been used for one prior planting. Window boxes look great with plants that spill over the front such as ivy or draping plants, textured fille … read more
Staining & Painting with Stencils - Design & Decorate

Staining & Painting with Stencils - Design & Decorate

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 1st May 2014

There are so many clever ways to decorate, it’s hard to settle on just one!  But we’ve found a fun, easy project that will give you stunning results.  Wood staining with stencils is the idea of having a stenciled area that doesn’t absorb the stain, so it remains the natural wood colour while the rest of your piece will take the stain.  You can use this technique on cabinets, furniture, end tables, even a floor!First of all, you’ll need a stencil, some wood glue, water, old rags or shirts and a good quality natural wood stain.  After taping down the stencil, mix the wood glue with some water and apply it to your stencil using a rag or shirt.  You could also use a paint roller for this step.  As when you use paint on a stencil, start off with a thin coat an … read more
Update Your Furniture the Eco Friendly Way & Save Cash

Update Your Furniture the Eco Friendly Way & Save Cash

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 30th Apr 2014

Short of buying new furniture, painting your existing furniture is the cheapest, easiest way to freshen up a room.  Perhaps you’re ready for a new colour scheme, or maybe you’re just looking to give your space a facelift.  Either way, look at your furniture with a new eye and think about the options you could create by repainting it. Brightly painted furniture can be an accent piece that draws the eye as well as drawing the colour scheme of a room together.  Dark colours will cause the piece to appear larger while lighter colours will help the item to blend in to a room.  For example, you may want to paint wall bookshelves a lighter colour so they seem to be parts of the walls, but you’d rather have the eye drawn to your coffee table or end table, so you can paint thos … read more
Easter Egg Decorating - Lots of kids painting ideas!

Easter Egg Decorating - Lots of kids painting ideas!

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 19th Apr 2014

Easter (and hopefully warmer weather!) is just around the corner, so start running your test batches of Easter eggs now to get ahead of the curve.  Long gone are the days of merely dying your eggs different colours.  Oh no, nowadays there are baskets and baskets full of cute and clever ideas for really taking your Easter egg decorating to the next level.First, decide what kind of eggs you’re going to use.  If you like hard boiled eggs, feel free to make a big batch of those to use as your canvases.  Just keep in mind they will not last long, so you’re creations will be fleeting.  Alternatively, you could use wooden eggs or plastic eggs.  These will last forever and can be used year after year.Once you’ve got your eggs picked out, buy some natural and  … read more
How to upcycle your old jars into something awesome!

How to upcycle your old jars into something awesome!

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 14th Apr 2014

Cleverly upcycle your old jars by turning them into stunning painted or decorated centrepieces for your supper table with some easy to find household items.  Candle jars add a touch of romance and beauty to any table.  Wrap them in tissue paper and glue on cut-out designs that will stand out against the soft glow offered when you place a tea light candle inside your finished jar.If flowers are your thing, you can easily press the blossoms of pansies inside a book and then glue the flattened, dried flowers onto your clean, empty glass jars.  Add a candle or fill them with fresh cut flowers.  Either way, they are sure to bring a dash of spring indoors!Use a good quality, natural and organic paint to paint your jars with designs after you clean them with rubbing … read more
The Importance of Creating Colour Illusions For Your Home

The Importance of Creating Colour Illusions For Your Home

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 27th Jan 2014

Choosing what colours fill your home is important. You want to make sure that they produce the exact atmosphere you were attempting to achieve. This can be difficult, given the infinite amount of options one faces when staring at the sheer amount of colours available. In order to help with this daunting task, it helps to know just how different colours affect the energy of a space. The following painting tips harness the idea of using colour to create an illusion within a room, which can help you control just how the interior of your home ‘feels.’ Using dark and warm colours The colours you pick have the potential to visually change the size of a room. The use of dark and warm colours will scale down a large room and make it appear cozy, while a small room can be opened up by a … read more
Why Natural Paints Are More Sustainable Than Conventional Petrochemical Paints

Why Natural Paints Are More Sustainable Than Conventional Petrochemical Paints

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 9th Dec 2013

For years, many people have used conventional paints inside their home. These paints are also known as petrochemical paints, and they are certainly not all that they are cracked up to be. Petrochemical paints are bad for the environment and are equally dangerous to your health, especially if you spend a lot of time using them. Here is the inside scoop on why natural paints are better and more sustainable than conventional, petrochemical paints.Natural paints are environmentally friendly and a lot safer to use. They are not carcinogenic and you will not have to worry about breathing in harsh chemicals when you paint. You will notice the difference the first time that you use a natural paint, such as Auro’s 321 matte finish paint or Auro’s 250 gloss finish paint. There are many diffe … read more
How to Paint Your House in an Environmentally Friendly Way

How to Paint Your House in an Environmentally Friendly Way

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 9th Dec 2013

If you own a home, you know how exciting it can be to do little things to make your home more ‘you’. Some people choose to wallpaper their homes, but others prefer to paint because wallpapering just seems like way too much work. For many people, painting is a big deal because it allows your home to become what you want it to be. Painting can help you to express yourself in a easy way. However, many people tend to avoid painting because they cannot stand the fumes that come from the paint. Now, there is a better and safer alternative to conventional paint. There is natural and organic paint and it can make a huge difference! The first thing you should know about natural paint is that it is, well… natural. Natural paint is created from natural ingredients found in the earth and … read more
What Kind of Natural Paint Colours Are Available To Buy?

What Kind of Natural Paint Colours Are Available To Buy?

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 9th Dec 2013

Are you getting ready to paint a room or two in your home? If you are sick and tired of looking at plain, boring walls, you may be considering painting them, since it is a lot easier to do than wallpapering. However, you may be dreading painting because you hate the fumes from traditional paints. There is no need to worry because today, you can purchase natural paint, which will work just as well for changing the colour of your walls from drab to fab. Natural paints have so many different benefits and are available in a wide array of colours. The first thing you may want to know about natural paint is what colours you will be able to find. You may be surprised to know that natural paints come in many different colours. One of the most popular paints is Auro’s 321 Emulsion paint wi … read more
Using natural paint in your living areas - Spruce up your environment

Using natural paint in your living areas - Spruce up your environment

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 8th Dec 2013

When it’s time to give your home refreshing magic, natural paints will provide your home with unparalleled beauty. Nature’s vibrant, radiant colours are unrivalled and you can have them right in your home. Breathe fresh life into your home by purchasing one of our many natural paints, like the Auro range of natural and breathable paints. By using paint made from nature’s goodness, you’ll create a safe, eco-friendly environment that will astound everyone walking through your doors. How so? By using the Auro 321 Matt Emulsion Natural Resin Wall Paint, you can breathe nature’s magic into your living room and bedrooms. By using the white shade, you’ll create a warm, serene sanctuary that will have you floating on the clouds in no time, personalise your magic by choosing … read more
Is Using Natural and Eco Friendly Paints More of a Problem?

Is Using Natural and Eco Friendly Paints More of a Problem?

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 5th Dec 2013

Today, it is more popular than ever before to use natural and eco-friendly paints when it comes to painting rooms in your home. Of course, because these paints are natural, there are no harsh chemicals in them and they are environmentally friendly as well. Many people seem to think that it is more difficult or problematic to use these paints, but that is a common misconception. The truth of the matter is that it is just as easy to use natural and eco-friendly paints in your home. These paints work in the same way a regular paint would, but they are composed differently. You will still get the same even coverage as you would with a regular paint. You will not have to use extra coats of paint just because it is organic. Auro‘s 321 emulsion paint is a great product that can be pu … read more
Buying Natural and Organic Paint in the UK Just Got Easier!

Buying Natural and Organic Paint in the UK Just Got Easier!

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 4th Dec 2013

So you’ve decided to buy natural paint and kiss conventional paint good-bye. Congratulations on making the first move towards a healthy and eco friendly alternative! Now the question on your mind may be, “But where can I find a good selection of natural and organic paint products?” While these safer paints can prove challenging to find in-stores, here at The Organic and Natural Paint Co. we offer a great selection of natural and organic paints for online purchase. Not only do you now save time on travelling from shop to shop to find the perfect paint, but the paint can be delivered to your doorstep for maximum convenience. Environmentally aware consumers now have easy access to eco friendly paint products online through The Organic and Natural Paint Co. and no longer … read more
Indoor Air Quality, Paint, and You. Why it matters.

Indoor Air Quality, Paint, and You. Why it matters.

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 4th Dec 2013

It is no secret that conventional paint produces a strong odour. When painting a room, it can cause terrible headaches from the smell and irritate your lungs. Then after the job is done, it can take days or even weeks for paint fumes to disperse. While both of these things are unpleasant and inconvenient, have you ever stopped to wonder if there is more to it than that? Have you ever thought to question what these fumes could mean for your or your family’s wellbeing? Conventional paint poses serious health risks for people because of its toxic ingredients such a volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or solvents evaporate into the air as the freshly applied paint dries. This dramatically reduces indoor air quality (IOQ) of the area. While the severity of effects these could have on a pe … read more
Going Green in the Home with Natural Paint

Going Green in the Home with Natural Paint

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 29th Nov 2013

In recent years, consumers have put more consideration into environmentally friendly, or “green” alternatives to the products that they buy. Part of this phenomenon can be attributed to a collaborative push for environmental preservation. With the world facing a fast growing population and the extensive used of the earth’s natural resources – more and more people have become concerned about insuring the longevity of their surroundings. Thus, business have become more forth coming in providing eco-friendly alternatives to their (of their competitors’) products in light of a growing demand. The trend of “going green” has become so prevalent that many homeowners are looking for green alternatives when building, decorating, or even remodelling. The Natural and Organic Paint Co. offers a wide … read more
Using Natural Paint to See Nursery Painting Ideas Come to Life!

Using Natural Paint to See Nursery Painting Ideas Come to Life!

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 28th Nov 2013

Personalising your baby’s nursery can present many challenges, but it can also be one of the most exciting times for soon-to-be parents. Preparing a nursery creates the opportunity to experiment with Do-It-Yourself projects that give a room the desired nurturing atmosphere. One of the most fundamental aspects of interior design is choosing the perfect paint. So you may find yourself asking, “Where do I begin when I want to paint my baby's nursery?” While conventional petrochemical paints are easier to obtain and come in a variety of colors, it is no secret that they also contain highly toxic ingredients that can cause lung irritation, development of allergies, or asthma even when dry. These toxins could affect an infant and make him or her more susceptible to illness and other comp … read more