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Experts Tell Us the Best Environmentally Friendly Paints in the UK

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This article showcases our top picks for the Best Environmentally Friendly Paints in the UK. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Frenchic Chalk Paint

This product was recommended by Jason Cordes from CocoLoan

Frenchic chalk paint is a firm favorite in the upcycling community thanks to its easy-to-use, self-priming formula and range of on-trend finishes that can be used for everything from sprucing up kitchen cabinets to transforming a UPVC door. It’s eco-friendly, non-toxic, and available in over 60 colors. Upcycling paint, wall paint, and outdoor paint are all available, as well as finishing coats and crackle-effect glazes. The water-based paint emits low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is EN 71-3 approved, making it suitable for children’s toys and nursery furniture. All of this, as well as the fact that it’s long-lasting paint, which means you won’t have to repaint every few years.

Little Greene English Wall Paint Aquamarine

This product was recommended by Jason Cordes from CocoLoan

The intense coloring and high quality of the materials utilized to give this paint a very matte and chalky appearance. The basic matt finish is ideal for bedrooms, living rooms, and offices. Sheenwater at 3% -based and environmentally friendly. It can be used on practically any surface, including walls, and it’s especially good on wood and primed metal, such as radiators and pipes.

Graphenstone Ecosphere Premium

This product was recommended by Jason Cordes from CocoLoan

Graphene, a highly inert, harmless, pure nontoxic carbon—a natural element, not a chemical—is used in Graphenstone’s paintings, making them carbon neutral and unique. The porous nature of Graphenstone’s lime and graphene-infused paints allows walls to breathe. When the paint cures, it absorbs 5.5 kg of CO2 per 15 liters of air, improving air quality, reducing humidity and condensation, and inhibiting microorganisms and the microbiological growth of bacteria and mold. All of the packagings is made entirely of recycled materials and is fully recyclable.

Oecoplan Wall Paint

This product was recommended by Madilyn Hill from TruePersonFinder Inc.

Color walls and ceilings with this toxic-free, environment-friendly wall paint. This paint is highly durable, odorless, breathable, and highly resilient, highly recommended for kid’s rooms. The paint is made from recycled material and is 100% environmentally friendly. White matt solvent-free 5-liters paint is superior quality water diluted and abrasion-resistant emulsion paint. It provides excellent coverage, high yield, and high whites for walls. For subtle shades, mix this Oecoplan with vibrant tinting colors.

Stromboli Chess Club Backdrop Paint

This product was recommended by Fred Hoffman from The True Wilderness

Backdrop Paint is one of the most environmentally friendly paints on the market today. Not only is it free from harsh chemicals and toxic ingredients, but it is also completely non-toxic and safe for use around children and pets. If you are looking for a paint that is kind to both your family and the environment, Backdrop Paint is perfect! The main ingredients in Backdrop Paint are water, calcium carbonate (natural chalk), and minerals. These ingredients are all completely non-toxic and safe for use around children and pets. The paint is also free from any harsh chemicals or toxic ingredients, making it a safe choice for your family.

Cottage Colours Chalk Paint

This product was recommended by Lily Wili from EverWallpaper

Cottage Colours Chalk Paint is environmentally friendly with minimal VOCs, it has a matte finish, dries quickly, and does not require a lot of prep work. I personally love to use this chalk paint to create a distressed, vintage look with old furniture. I find it is great for covering up scratches and other flaws and find it’s an ideal way to give furniture items a unique personality and style.

Clare Paint

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

Clare Paint is committed to delivering designer-curated colors and eco-friendly paint to your doorstep. Its paints are all zero VOC and Greenguard Gold Certified, and its plants are equipped with low-waste production methods, recycled packaging, and water conservation systems. Don’t know where to begin? Swatches start at $2 and include free shipping and the Clare Color Genius quiz to help you narrow down your options.

Benjamin Moore Muresco Ceiling Paint

This product was recommended by Steven Walker from Spylix

Benjamin Moore’s Eco Spec line is a series of zero-VOC and zero-emission paints. It’s available as a primer and in flat, eggshell, and semi-gloss finishes (along with Benjamin Moore’s 3,500+ color options!). It’s Greenguard-certified and allergy- and asthma-friendly. We like its widespread availability, which means you can pick out the exact shade at your local paint or hardware store.

Remmers Natural Oil Opaque Finish

This product was recommended by Kimberly Harness from Starlight Blankets

Water-based paint without additives of animal origin. The exterior and interior walls can be painted with the same paint, so it will be easier for you to coordinate the look of your kitchen. Awarded the EU Ecolabel.

Crafts 4 All Acrylic Paint Set

This product was recommended by Sarah Ross from CocoLoan

Excellent paints, I recommend them highly. Smooth, opaque and in a perfect array of colors. As an artist, I can say if you’re looking for top grade paints, these aren’t it, but they are perfect for semi-professionals, students, beginner’s hobbyists and more. Even the three brushes it comes with are brilliant. I expected to just not use them but they are fantastic, one especially is my new favorite. I love that they’re from a small business and communication and satisfaction from the company is excellent.

1 qt Rust-Oleum Brands 285140 Linen White Chalked Ultra Matte Paint

This product was recommended by Cindy Corpis from SearchPeopleFree

Used on surfaces, including timber, steel, pottery, and fabric, to produce a distressed effect. The latex compound has a minimal odor and is easy to clean with soap and warm water. In only 30 minutes, it dries to the touch. Good adherence & minimum prep are required for application. It dries to a silky, smooth ultra-matte finish.

Crayola Washable Paint

This product was recommended by Cindy Corpis from SearchPeopleFree

This pack of kid’s paints features a brilliant, deeply colored color that’s ideal for making eye-catching artwork. To make a one-of-a-kind hue, combine your favorite colors. These water-based paints are washable and may be removed off the body, surfaces, and most laundry clothing.

The Natural Earth Paint Kit

This product was recommended by Emma Gordon from USSalvageYards

Natural earth paint just as the name implies was made with real earth. It’s non-toxic because it’s made with natural earth pigments, organic corn sta,rch, and gum arabic (tree sap).

Jar Melo Safe Finger Paints

This product was recommended by Rousseau Vestal from Find The Aisle

The finger painting kit includes a variety of non-toxic and simple-to-use accessories. All tools have gone through a thorough testing and certification process, especially the paint that comes into direct touch with the skin. We’ve tried it on a variety of people, including schoolchildren and adults with sensitive skin, and it’s completely safe for your baby. The babies’ paint has a velvety texture, similar to that of a face lotion, and the brilliant colours encourage sensory development. On paper, canvas, craft, footpaint, or other surfaces, the art paints package will provide hours of tactile experience, colouring activities, and artistic fascination.

Veggie Baby Finger Paints

This product was recommended by Phillip Villegas from Three Pedal Mafia

These natural, organic finger paints for kids are entertaining, easy to use, and even edible. Allow youngsters aged 6 months and up to colour, sketch, and create beautiful pictures, which are ideal for preschool schools, daycares, or at home. Vegan-friendly vegetables are dairy, sugar, nut, preservative, and gluten free, making finger painting and colouring safer.

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