Natural Paints & Finishes

The one thing that a paint or finish needs to do is work, this should be the case with all paints and stains but often inferior or cheaper products fail, equally the wrong choice of product can also fail. We have worked with a number of globally recognised manufacturers to offer a compact range of proven performance paints, stains and associated products all designed and tested to give superior protection without chemical,toxic or unwelcome ingredients.

Many of these products are suitable for those with intolerances or allergies. Our products do not contain VOC's or substances harmful to human health


Our manufacturers:


Livos

Livos were the world’s first manufacturer of commercial natural paints; Livos manufacture natural paints, oils, varnishes, maintenance and cleaning products.  Livos impose strict environmental, ecological and sustainable criteria on everything they do, their products are healthy, environmentally friendly and made from natural and renewable raw materials – good for you, good for the environment, good for the climate.

Over 30 years of research, experience and innovation makes Livos the oldest continuous industrial manufacturer of ecological paints and oils worldwide. Made without harmful chemicals, Livos products contain only biologically and environmentally responsible ingredients, grown without the use of pesticides. Livos products are never tested on animals. Livos use pure and odourless raw materials

A full declaration (declaration of all ingredients) is a Livos standard since 1984. This full transparency towards customers made Livos a pioneer in the paint industry.  The Full Declaration is part of the Livos holistic approach, in particular for people with allergies but also simply for good health.

Livos also produce a wide range of their products in their ‘Neutral’ range designed for the chemically sensitised and allergic.

Applications

Livos Classic Range:

  • interior wood
  • exterior wood
  • metal
  • plaster
  • walls (all types)
  • cleaning and care

 Livos Neutral – for the allergic or chemically sensitive:

  • Solid wood, floors and furniture
  • Cabinet interiors
  • Stone
  • Mineral surfaces

Corical

Corical is made by Arte Constructo which was started in 1989, since then the company has built up a large expertise in the use of lime in construction; the product range includes the development of darker pigments always considered an issue with lime based (or natural) paints. Now the range included dark hues of umber, red, green and even blue these are additions to the lighter and more pastel finishes. The Corical range is truly versatile for use inside and out.

Arte Constructo have a well defined and environmentally sound approach for over a decade they have used the term bio-ecological architecture to describe a way of understanding the built environment which makes everyone aware of the need to protect a healthy and viable planet for future generations, their approach to natural, recyclable and low polluting materials has been mainly targeted at specifiers and architects.

 In line with  National and Community legislation, Arte Constructo have led the way implementing strict quality controls well within these environmental parameters both in the production cycle and in the products themselves, minimising harmful effects whilst ensuring the maximum level of recycling.

Applications

  • Exterior render / masonry / brick
  • Interior plaster / masonry / brick

Beek

Founded in 1894, by Ludwig Beek have been involved in the production of pure active silicification mineral paints based on water and glass, the breakthrough formulation was to create a paint with an inseparable bond between the coating and micro porous substrate, Ludwig Beek achieved this with a pure crystalline finish mineral paint system suited to historic buildings for both interior and exterior use. The original formula is still used today in the manufacture of Beek Pure Crystalline Finish Mineral Paint a highly durable, UV stable yet breathable paint available in a wide range of colours

Beeks has stood for top quality lime and soluble water paints suited for use on historical building materials for more than 120 years. Proven on critical substrates of listed buildings, on which synthetic resin bonded systems frequently fail.


The capillary-active coatings have ideal open porosity, and are therefore extremely valuable in building physics terms. Thanks to silicification (The act or process of combining or impregnating with silicon or silica; the state of being so combined or impregnated, hardening and bonding to you and me!) they form an inseparable mineral unit with the render or plaster substrate, they do not tend to flake and crucially do not form a vapour-tight  high-tension outer skin. This open porosity is a key component of any structure designed to breathe. The high alkalinity of the coatings has a mould resistant and anti bacterial effect. Beek paints are pure mineral paints that only contain natural ingredients. They are free from synthetic solvents, plasticisers and biocides.

Applications

  • Exterior render / masonry any mineral surface
  • Internal plaster / any mineral surface 

St Astier

In 1833 Louis Vicat, still considered today one of the greatest authorities in hydraulic limes, surveyed the limestone quarries at St. Astier situated in the Perigord area of Dordogne where archaeological evidence shows that lime was produced in Roman times. Vicat concluded that the material was appropriate for the production of natural hydraulic lime. Industrial production begun in 1851. Today, St. Astier's production capacity is over 100.000 tons per year.

The deposits extend between Montaceix and Neuvic sur l'Isle (approx. 10 km) and the layer is over one hundred meters thick. It was formed during the Upper Cretaceous period (approx. 75 million years ago) by marine sediment (mostly crustacean and corals). The sea in the basin was not subject to severe currents and this allowed the formation of a uniform and undisturbed layer of calcareous rock infiltrated mainly by silica with only insignificant traces of other elements. This characteristic of the rock is unique in Europe and is the reason why the St. Astier products are so reliable.

The composition of this calcareous rock infiltrated mostly by silica makes all the difference between producing materials with constant characteristics or being unsure of the final qualities as is commonly experienced when argillaceous or less pure limestone deposits are exploited

St Astier Natural Hydraulic Limes (NHL) and derivative products have been produced by the same families since 1851. The mineralogical characteristics of the raw materials, the manufacturing process and the quality controls are such that users are assured of the constant performance of the products

Applications

  • Exterior render / masonry
  • Interior plaster / masonry / brick
  • gypsum plasters / plasterboard
  • Cement board
  • Lining paper
  • Untreated timber


Grid  List 
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  1. Glouros Timber Cladding and Masonry Cleaner Interior & Exterior (1806)

    Glouros Timber Cladding and Masonry Cleaner Interior & Exterior (1806)

    £6.97

    A concentrated multipurpose cleaning agent for interior and exterior wooden- and stone surfaces such as tiles, walls, decks and timber structures and all types of non porous facades. Not suitable for marble, calcareous stone or other material sensitive to acid e.g. terrazzo.

    Removes chalk- and cement residue, moss, algae, stains of fungi, salt deposits on facades. Dissolves oil, grease- and protein soiling, completely or partly, depending on the surface. Use to clean down wood before appying Vindo Gloss paint to existing paintwork.

    Depending on the density and the amount of soiling, dilute with water at the ratio of 1:10 for cleaning and at the ratio of 1:5 for after-treatment.

    Learn More
  2. Duro Natural Rust Preventive Primer For Interior & Exterior Metal (623)

    Duro Natural Rust Preventive Primer For Interior & Exterior Metal (623)

    £7.98

    A natural rust protection without lead or chromates  suitable for interior and exterior iron and steel surfaces; also suitable for radiators and heating pipes. For use with Vindo Gloss and Canto Satin Gloss paints.

    1 undiluted litre is sufficient for approximately 12 — 18 m² per coat

    Coverage could be considerably higher depending upon the condition and absorbency of the surface.  We suggest a test application to determine likely coverage.

    The optimal dried thickness of each coat is 40 — 50 μm.

    Available in 2 colours Persian Red 051 and Grey White 211

    Use Svalos Thinner No. 222 to clean equipment immediately after use. Alternatively mineral turps may be used.

    Learn More
  3. Grava Concentrated Interior Wall Primer (408)

    Grava Concentrated Interior Wall Primer (408)

    £6.97

    A high quality concentrated primer for use on a wide range of interior surfaces used to stabilise slightly sandy, chalky or highly absorbent surfaces as an adhesion agent for LIVOS wall paints.

    G RAVA Wall Primer Sealer No. 408 was rated as very good in the magazine "Öko-Test: Guide for Construction, Habitation, Renovation" edition 5 / 2003. For water vapour permeability.

    • Provides good surface adhesion for Livos paint.
    • Deeply penetrating and highly effective.
    • Concentrated product that needs to be diluted with water.

    1 litre of diluted solution is sufficient for approximately 17 m2 i.e. 59 ml per m2 . This could be considerably less, depending on the condition and absorbency of the surface, we always advise testing an area first to give an indication of likely coverage.

    Learn More
  4. Svalos, Thinners for Livos Products (222)

    Svalos, Thinners for Livos Products (222)

    £6.97

    For diluting natural oil and resin paints, and also cleaning of painting tools. Clear, colourless, with a mild odour.  Use Svalos to dilute Livos wood stains, varnishes, oils, resin oil impregnations and clear and covering lacquers.  For brushing resin-rich woods before priming and for cleaning equipment.

    Solvent retention in dried coating is practically zero. A light odour of orange oil might be present for a while.

    Suitable for

    The dilution of LIVOS wood stains, varnishes, resin oil impregnations and LIVOS clear and covering varnishes. To brush out resin-rich wood before priming, cleaning of tools and equipment, as well as removing not yet dried stains.

    Technical qualities

    Clear, colourless, mild odour. Low surface tension that allows penetration into micro capillary systems such as wood, cork etc. Low interfacial tension facilitates the penetration into micro-capillary systems such as wood, cork, etc., and encourages the wetting of pigments and surface-active agents.

    Learn More
  5. Koimos High Solid Floor Oil Pre Treatment & Primer (Coloured) (208)

    Koimos High Solid Floor Oil Pre Treatment & Primer (Coloured) (208)

    £16.47

    This is a highly solid NO VOC oil that impregnates and protects parquetry, concrete and timber. For interior use on floors, solid wood, e.g. parquet or floorboards. 

    • Extremely economical, average 40m2 per litre
    • Easy to rejuvenate, no sanding back required leaves a transparent semi gloss finish
    • Available in a range of colours.
    • Low allergenic/ allergen free, based on renewable raw materials and is free of harmful chemicals and solvents

    For data sheets please click on the Technical info tab below

    Price is for 0.375 litre - for more sizes please see drop down menu. For colour chart please click on the Technical info tab below

    Learn More
  6. Trena pH Neutral Cleaner (557)

    Trena pH Neutral Cleaner (557)

    £4.20

    A mild and effective highly concentrated cleaner for cleaning oiled, waxed, stained, painted or varnished surfaces such as floors and furniture. Biodegradable, highly concentrated and very economical. Phosphate, soap, formaldehyde and solvent free. Suitable for the allergy-prone because it has no smell or essential oils.

    Suitable for all treated surfaces in household, but not for untreated wood and wooden surfaces. Also recommended for cleaning of linoleum, cork and stone.

    Note: To keep a good shine to the floor and to maintain the floor use Glanos Natural Liquid Wax Cleaner every 4th to 5th cleaning instead of Trena

    Trena is available in a formulation included in the Livos Neutral Range for the chemically sensitised - please call to order.

    Add a maximum of 10 ml of Trena to 10 litres of water, use a clean damp, but not wet mop. Note: When the concentration is too high, it can lead to a matt or raw surface.

    For data sheets please click on the Technical info tab below

    Learn More
  7. ADAO External Wood Primer (259)

    ADAO External Wood Primer (259)

    £8.57
    A deep penetrating oil for use on all exterior timber that is absorbent, untreated, and prone to blue-staining fungi. Coverage: 1 litre is sufficient for approximately 15 m² i.e. 70 ml per m² this could be considerably less depending upon the condition and absorbency of the surface. Can be sprayed add max. 5 – 10 % of SVALOS Thinner No. 222 Available in .75l 2.5l 5l & 10l Learn More
  8. Floorr Cleaner

    Concentrated Floor Cleaner

    £5.54

    Environmentally Friendly Floor Cleaner

    For floors that are really hygienically clean, why not try our environmentally friendly floor cleaner? Each box contains 4 sachets of disinfectant which makes 4 x 500ml of cleaner. This works out at 89p for 500ml, which, when compared with Earth Friendly Products Floor Cleaner, which typically costs around £3.30 for 500ml, is clearly great value. Simply recycle a trigger spray bottle, add product to water and allow sachet to dissolve.

    Price is per 1 pack of 4 x sachets

    Learn More
  9. Concentrated Multi Purpose Cleaner 1

    Concentrated Multi Purpose Cleaner

    £5.54
    Environmentally Friendly Multi Purpose Cleaner

    Each box contains 4 sachets of disinfectant which makes 4 x 500ml of cleaner. This works out at 89p for 500ml, which, when compared with Ecoforce Multi Purpose Cleaner, which typically costs around £2 for 500ml, is clearly great value. Simply recycle a trigger spray bottle, add product to water and allow sachet to dissolve.

    Price is per 1 pack of 4 x sachets

    Learn More