aligordon


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aligordon
Does anyone have any "Eco-friendly" paint brand suggestions? Thanks!
March 17, 2014 at 4:34am   
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It seems as though no one has mentioned C2 Paints. I am a colorist and designer, and first fell in love with their palette, which is unlike any other, about 12 years ago. Then I fell in love with the paint, and have been specifying it for walls and exteriors ever since! BM developed Aura in response to the popularity of C2, but the palette lacks, and it is much more expensive. In a nutshell, C2 thought outside the box … like FP of Europe, they used a base larger than four colors, which completely changes the subtlety and complexity of the colors, so that they are constantly changing on the wall, and are much more versatile. Then, they print each large, unbordered chip in REAL ink, awa the chips in the palette book. They also offer a large (18 x 15"?) sample of each color, in real ink, that you can purchase and move around your wall, instead of painting stripes everywhere. Recently, they offered up a finish in 'matt' that is washable, fabulous and allowing touch-ups w/o repainting the entire wall. Early on, I often had to 'sell' this brand to my clients and their painters. Now it sells itself. Because it is high pigment and resin, it goes on like butter, so I generally go to BM for their extensive 'white' palette, for trim and many ceilings. C2 does not offer a large option of 'whites'. Distributors buy in to the company, becoming full partners, which is expensive, so you may need to look for this brand, but once you use it, you will most likely not want to go back. They are moving everything to low VOC or no VOC, named LOVO. Happy painting!
April 6, 2014 at 9:32am     
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aligordon, have you checked out Allback paints? http://www.solventfreepaint.com/index.htm
Many "Eco" paints may not really be so; I have heard some use many times more energy in manufacturing. I just can't get in to painting my walls with latex and acrylics and all manner of petrochemicals, which is what is in most paints. http://www.motherearthnews.com/print.aspx?id={28411629-2BC3-4B2F-89DA-B2806F367C8A}#axzz2ybjMkMq5 offers info on making your own and some links to "Eco" paints.
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