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


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  1. 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

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  2. Ardvos Universal Wood Finishing Oil (266)

    Ardvos Universal Wood Finishing Oil (266)

    £7.82

    A penetrating, impregnating oil used to protect interior surfaces made from timber and cork, such as furniture, floors, stairs, parquetry, chopping boards and toys. Ardvos gives a transparent, satin finish, which is water repellent and open pored it is also suitable to treat concrete, you can add a vindo to tint for coloured concrete.

    Ventilate well in closed areas such as cupboards.

    Reinforces and deepens the natural color of the wood grain. After 2 to 3 applications it produces a slight sheen and water-resistant surface.

    Easy to apply and rejuvenate.

    • First coat: 1 litre covers approximately 17 m2
    • Second coat: 1 litre covers approximately 42 m2
    • Third coat: 1 litre covers approximately 106 m2

    Any left over oil may be decanted and kept for rejuvenation purposes or another project

    Clean equipment with Salvos Thinner immediately after use. 

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  3. 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

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  4. Kunos Natural Oil Sealer (244)

    Kunos Natural Oil Sealer (244)

    £22.94

    Fo ruse on interior solid timber, e.g. furniture and floors and to a limited extent suitable for OSB and veneers. Not suitable for plywood, stained wood or cabinet interiors.

    Reinforces and deepens the natural color of the wood grain in interior solid timber, furniture, floors (timber and concrete), window frames and doors as well as OSB boards and toys. Transparent, gloss, water resistant, open pored finish. Produces a protective surface film. Available in a range of colours.

    The kunos range is certified foodsafe

    • First coat: 1 litre is sufficient for approx. 22 m²
    • Second coat: 1 litre is sufficient for approx. 90 m²
    • Third coat: 1 litre is sufficient for approx. 250 m²

    Kunos is available in a formulation included  in the Livos Neutral Range for the chemically sensitised or allergy prone - please call to order.

    For data sheets and  colour chart please click on the Technical info tab below

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  5. Menos Natural Undercoat For Interior Wood (626)

    Menos Natural Undercoat For Interior Wood (626)

    £12.44

    A flexible easy to apply natural matt undercoat for interior wood surfaces. Contains high grade plant binding agents, Menos is vary sandable.  Can be used on fibreglass wallpaper surfaces. Can be used to help prevent staining* – see product description below

    Available in white only

    Coverage

    One undiluted litre is sufficient for 10-15 m² per coat. Could be considerably less depending on the absorbency and the surface condition of the wood. To give a better indication of coverage we always recommend a test application. Each dried coating may not exceed 50μm

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

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  6. Canto Natural Low Gloss (Satin) Paint For Interior Wood & Metal (N) (692)

    Canto Natural Low Gloss (Satin) Paint For Interior Wood & Metal (N) (692)

    £16.30

    Part of the Livos Neutral range Canto is ideal for the allergic or chemically sensitised, used for painting interior timber and metal. The finish is a satin gloss, Canto offers good coverage and  provides a degree of elasticity with a  high yield which makes it very economical.

    Canto is resistant to abrasion and scratches and is very easy to apply.

    Not suitable for floors and radiators.

    Stock colour is 201 White but the following colours are available to be made to order. 

    005 Sunny Yellow, 051 Persian Red, 111 Green, 440 Linden Green, 011 Ochre, 083 Copper Brown, 128 Capri Blue, 442 Golden Yellow, 041 English Red, 101 Black, 580 Cream

    Coverage

    1 undiluted litre sufficient for approximately 10 - 16 m2  per coat. Could be considerably less depending upon the condition and absorbency of the surface. We suggest testing an area fiorst to give a better indication of coverage.

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

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  7. Koimos Natural Oil (Clear) (196)

    Koimos Natural Oil (Clear) (196)

    £13.03

    Livos Neutral

    Koimos 196 Clear is included in the Livos Neutral Range for the chemically sensitised or allergy prone 

    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 see Koimos 208
    • 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. 

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  8. Kunos Natural Floor Sealer (N) (clear) (242)

    Kunos Natural Floor Sealer (N) (clear) (242)

    £25.04

    Livos neutral

    Kunos 244 is included in the Livos Neutral Range for the chemically sensitised or allergy prone.

     

    For use on interior solid timber, e.g. furniture and floors and to a limited extent suitable for OSB and veneers. Not suitable for plywood, stained wood or cabinet interiors.

    Reinforces and deepens the natural color of the wood grain in interior solid timber, furniture, floors (timber and concrete), window frames and doors as well as OSB boards and toys. Transparent, gloss, water resistant, open pored finish. Produces a protective surface film. Available in a range of colours.

    The kunos range is certified foodsafe

    • First coat: 1 litre is sufficient for approx. 22 m²
    • Second coat: 1 litre is sufficient for approx. 90 m²
    • Third coat: 1 litre is sufficient for approx. 250 m²

    For data sheets and  colour chart please click on the Technical info tab below

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  9. Concentrated Eco Friendly All Purpose Cleaner 1

    Concentrated eco friendly All Purpose Cleaner from Fragile Earth

    £9.96
    Environmentally Friendly All Purpose Cleaner

    This is an environmentally friendly multi-purpose biological cleaner that is specifically formulated to clean dirt from a wide variety of surfaces including carpets, tiles, vinyl flooring, fabric, upholstery and hard surfaces. Universal Cleaner is a unique liquid biological formulation of selected bacterial strains and biodegradable cleaners.

    Cleans hard and soft surfaces in kitchens, bathrooms and toilets. Simply measure 50ml into a 500ml trigger spray bottle and fill with water. This makes our all-purpose cleaner really good value for money,  costing just 65p for half a litre, when compared with other products like Ecozone all purpose cleaner, which costs £5.35 for 300g, As it is concentrated the container is so much smaller, and because you simply use our refillable trigger spray it makes this a truly environmentally friendly product

    Price is per 500ml bottle

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