Frustrated by judgments claiming the limited palette of environmentally friendly paint, the interior designer and passionate environmental campaigner Edward Bulmer has turned his attention to making truly eco-friendly paints with every bit as much verve and vigour as their chemical cousins.
dward Bulmer’s range of 100% natural paints, in glorious pigment-rich tones, is called simply ‘Pots of Paint’. Working with Europe’s leading traditional natural paint maker, Edward has developed his collection of ready to use, easy to apply natural emulsion and oil paints which have no harmful emissions, allow walls to breathe and are made with only sustainably produced raw materials such as beeswax, milk casein and linseed oil. There is practically no waste generated by the production process and the paints themselves smell good enough to eat. Natural plant and mineral pigments are used to create the fifty different colours in the Pots of Paint collection. The tones are Edward’s inspiring reflections on nature, ranging from ‘Warm Stone’ and ‘Fair Blue’ to the wonderfully named ‘Cuisse de Nymphe Emouvant’ (a subtle flesh pink!) The need for environmentally INEX-ONLINE.COM
sensitive options has never been greater. Against a background of the rising incidence of unexplained allergies and chronic diseases, ‘passive paint inhalation’ of synthetic and petrochemical-based products is increasingly looking like a major culprit. It’s known that decorators are more likely to contract lung cancer – and yet most of us are happy to live in houses with up to 70% painted surfaces, all giving off toxins and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) for up to five years. As well as their unhealthy emissions, normal petrochemicalbased paints are notoriously wasteful, yielding up to 30 litres of toxic waste per litre of paint manufactured. Even if you do nothing else ‘green’, choosing natural paint for your home or workplace is a significant way to improve your quality of life – and the environment too. potsofpaint.com «
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