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1301, 2020

Kedah State Art Gallery : Real World Example of Graphenstone Paint

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Restoration of Kedah State Art Gallery in Alor Setar, northern Malaysia. Graphenstone restores a building that combines the ancient Roman architecture of the east and the west. The gallery has been restored to recover its original beauty. Its construction began in 1893 and ended in 1912. This well-known gallery was officially opened [...]

1301, 2020

Ho Chi Minh Courthouse : Real World Example of Graphenstone Paint

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The Ho Chi Minh City Courthouse located in southern Vietnam has been restored with Graphenstone paintings and coatings. This project, which will preserve its original architecture and details, will also help to build a better future thanks to our ecological and natural products.

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Ignacio Halcón Cultural Center : Real World Example of Graphenstone Paint

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It is an eighteenth-century palace house, located in the heart of the Old Town of Lebrija (Seville), together with the Plaza de España and the Town Hall. The building was ceded in 1948 by his heirs to accommodate an educational use. It was abandoned in the eighties of the last century, until, [...]

1301, 2020

Museum of Fine Arts : Real World Example of Graphenstone Paint

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Restoration of facade and inner courtyard of the Museum of Fine Arts of Seville (Spain). Established in September 1835 and officially opened in 1841, it is currently considered one of the most important art galleries in Spain.

1301, 2020

Heredia Theater : Real World Example of Graphenstone Paint

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Heredia Theatre, Colombia. Interior and exterior restoration project using Graphenstone products. It is the main theatre of the city and its most beautiful and prestigious building. An architectural reference with frescoes of great quality and Historical Heritage of Colombia.

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Cathedral of Panama : Real World Example of Graphenstone Paint

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The Premium range of Graphenstone’s products has been selected for the internal and external restoration of The Panama Cathedral or “Santa María la Antigua” Basilica of Panama. The Cathedral is a Catholic temple located in the old town. It was consecrated in 1796, although construction work began in 1688. The cathedral is [...]

1301, 2020

Bassano Sivak Studio : Real World Example of Graphenstone Paint

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The design studio Bassano Sivak did not hesitate to rely on the quality and performance of Graphenstone products to carry out the total renovation of the apartment in Kiev, Ukraine. For this project Ecosphere White Premium has been used for the walls of the living room and dining room; whereas, GrafClean Premium [...]

1301, 2020

Skyline Housing : Real World Example of Graphenstone Paint

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The Spanish construction and promoter Larcosta International has chosen the Graphenstone Premium Range for the interior and exterior coatings and finishes of its pilot houses, located at the mediterranean coast. With an innovative design and unbeatable views of the Mediterranean Sea, these homes offer their inhabitants a healthy environment with the best [...]

1301, 2020

Auckland Apartments : Real World Example of Graphenstone Paint

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Auckland, in New Zealand is nowadays one of the 10 most sustainable cities in the world. Proof of this are apartments like this one; renewed with the Graphenstone Premium range, a series of ecological and non-toxic paints with healthy certificates. Ecosphere Premium, an extra-white natural paint that absorbs CO2 during its carbonation [...]

1301, 2020

Barcelona Creative Studio : Real World Example of Graphenstone Paint

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This 17th-century farmhouse, converted into a creative studio, is located in the heart of nature and has been restored under the highest criteria of energy efficiency and ecology. Its special location and the materials used make it the only dwelling-studio in the energetically self-sufficient and respectful area, also converging the textures and [...]

How to identify an eco friendly glue?2020-06-28T08:43:35+00:00

How to identify an eco friendly glue?

If you are trying to identify an friendly glue over a non friendly glue, then stick with us. We only offer natural, no toxic and safe glues, whether small tubes of natural contact adhesive or a huge tub of adhesive for floorings and other surfaces.

We would recommend this natural glue for most uses, but please double check the tech sheet or product page for more information and safety data. Any questions please just get in contact.

What are adhesives?

friendly adhesives and adhesive is a much better product to use than standard off the shelf glues, much better for you and the environment. There is no reason not to switch today, safer to have around the house and no more chemicals and nasties leaching out into the air you breathe! Buying non toxic glue helps the environment, as every tube you buy is one less nasty chemical glue that gets bought!

What paint to use on MDF?2020-04-14T13:51:11+00:00

If you want to paint directly on MDF, then I suggest that you use this Natural Wood Paint together with the Universal Natural Primer. You must use the natural primer before painting on the top coat. You’ll then be able to paint your MDF with an excellent eco paint!

What paint to use on wood?2020-04-14T13:52:09+00:00

For painting interior and exterior wood, I would suggest using The Graphenstone Grafclean Midshine, it’s an excellent eco paint, zero VOC and strengthened with natural graphene, which makes it super tough and durable. If you do use this wood paint, please use the Four2Four primer first, which will create great adhesion. This paint can also be used on other surfaces such as plastics and metal. Just use the primer first!

For interior and exterior wood, I would recommend  Graphenstone GrafClean Midsheen natural wood paint

https://www.organicnaturalpaint.co.uk/natural-paint/natural-wood-paint-interior-exterior-graphenstone/

It requires this primer: https://www.organicnaturalpaint.co.uk/natural-paint/natural-primers/natural-universal-primer-four2four-premium/ 

Should I use Matt or silk natural paint?2020-04-14T13:49:21+00:00

If you’re planning on redecorating, you’ve probably spent a lot of time thinking about colour, but what about the texture? Your choice of finish can have a dramatic effect on the way your room looks.

Silk finish paint

Silk finish paint has a subtle sheen to it that reflects light and adds to a warm, inviting atmosphere. If you’re after a rich, opulent feel, then silk paint can add an elegant gleam to walls, doors and architectural elements. Silk finish paint also looks especially good on flawlessly-finished fresh plaster, although if there are any imperfections, it will make them more obvious.

Despite the softness of the name, silk paint is tough stuff, as it resists wear and the shiny surface is easy to wipe clean. This makes it the ideal choice for painting areas that you know will see a lot of wear. If you opt for a silk finish, we recommend Graphenstone natural wood paint, as it combines the hard-wearing finish of traditional silk gloss paint with an emission-free formulation that dries quickly and helps to avoid unsightly drips.

Matt Silk finish paint

Matt paint has a dull, soft texture and absorbs more light than silk paint, making it far less shiny. Because it doesn’t reflect as much light, matt paint has always been prized for its ability to disguise uneven surfaces and is often used on natural stone walls.

The matt look has become increasingly popular in recent years, and matt finish walls are a key part of many modern interior styles. The only drawback to this kind of paint is that it tends to mark more easily than silk, and is not as easy to clean. However, modern natural matt paint, especially  Graphenstone natural wood paint offers a significant improvement over traditional paints, making it easier to get the matt finish you want.

Mixing finishes

If you’re painting doors and skirting boards to match your wall colour, consider using silk finish paint on these elements, as these high-traffic areas are likely to suffer more wear. Because silk finish paint is more durable, dirt and damage won’t show up as clearly, and the subtle difference between the finishes can add a subtle accent that looks great in contemporary settings.

So if you’ve been wondering whether to opt for a matt or silk finish, remember: matt is best for uneven surfaces, silk for areas prone to wear, but, thanks to the unique qualities of our natural paints, the most important thing is your taste.

How to use chalk paint2020-04-09T10:48:47+00:00

Offering a cleaner, more durable alternative to traditional whitewash, chalk paint gives you the country cottage look without the hassle. Thanks to its unique texture and soft matt finish, chalk paint is becoming increasingly popular with people who love a lived-in look. Based on traditional lime washes, chalk wall paint is a bit different to what you may be used to, so if you’d like to find out how to use chalk paint properly and get the result you want, read on.

Chalk paint looks great, but it’s also practical. Rooms like kitchens, basements, bathrooms and laundry rooms can be a nightmare for most paints, as the changing temperatures and moisture levels can cause bubbling and flaking. Chalk paint is the answer to these problems. As well as coping with fluctuating levels of moisture and temperature, chalk paint is especially effective in rooms with porous stone walls.

We find that organic chalk paint captures the antique charm of the washed look, while its slight bactericidal effect makes it ideal for use in kitchens and bathrooms. Available in white for a traditional whitewash look, chalk paint can also be tinted to the colour of your choice, letting you get the distinctive finish of chalk paint without compromising on your personal style.

Once you’ve selected your paint, the first stage in using chalk paint is to prepare your surface. If you’re painting bare stone or a new wall, then it couldn’t be simpler. Just apply your chalk paint with a brush or roller and allow to dry. However, if you’re painting over existing paint, make sure you give your walls a good rub with rough sandpaper to create a surface texture that the paint can bind to.

While you’re painting, you may notice that chalk paint looks thin or even transparent. Don’t worry, This is due to the way the paint is mixed, and as it dries, it will become more opaque.

After 24 hours, your chalk paint should be fully dry, leaving you with a beautiful matt-finish, whitewashed look that’s easy to care for. All you need to do if your chalk paint becomes scuffed or dirty is rub gently with fine sandpaper until the stain disappears. Make sure you don’t sand too much, though, or you’ll expose the wall beneath.

What is the best anti allergenic gloss paint to buy?2020-04-09T14:56:09+00:00

Anti allergenic gloss paint to buy

When a foreign particle or substance enters your body or comes into contact with your skin, your immune system can overreact.  This is known as an allergy.  Most of us have or will experience an allergic reaction at some point in our lives.  It can be a one time deal, or an allergy that lasts for years and years, maybe even a lifetime.  Allergic reactions vary from minor inconveniences to full-blown shock and death.

Many people have at least a slight allergy to paint, well, the nasty chemicals in paint to be exact.  Traditional paints are loaded with harmful VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) that can continue to be released into the air in your home for years after the initial paint job is dry.    Paint vapours often cause coughing, sore throats, itchy eyes, congestion and runny noses.  And that’s if you’re lucky enough to not have a much stronger response.

Whether you have a mild or extreme allergy to paints and their fumes, the fact of the matter is that chemical based paints are off-gassing into your home and polluting your home’s air, and that’s not healthy for anyone!  The good news is there is a great line of anti allergenic gloss paint to buy that won’t cause these immune system overreactions, nor will it pollute your air.

Natural Wood Paint does all the same things as your tradition gloss paints with one key difference—it is an all naturaleco friendly alternative that will promote cleaner air and a cleaner environment for you and your family to exist in.   That makes it ideal for painting the walls of your curious baby’s nursery.  It is appropriate for indoor or outdoor use, so paint those flower beds, cribs, walls and more with peace of mind.

You can also find anti allergenic gloss paint to buy that has been manufactured using an natural base.  That makes it ideal for outdoor conditions where the air may be more damp.  Because it doesn’t contain the typical harsh chemicals and solvents, it is actually longer lasting and less prone to cracking than traditional oil paints!  Either way, rest assured there’s an anti allergenic gloss paint to buy that will be perfect for your next project.

Can paint be recycled?2020-04-09T10:00:25+00:00

If you want your eco paint to be recycled there is no better way than supporting your local community repaint scheme,
Community Repaint works with community organisations, local authorities, housing associations, manufacturers, retailers, businesses and many others to collect leftover, reusable paint and redistribute it into communities in need.

Are paint tins recyclable?2020-04-09T14:54:49+00:00

Our paint tins are recyclable, yes.
They are made using 80% recycled materials, and a fully recyclable themselves!
If you can find a use for them in your home or garage this is even better than recycling!