Natural Paints and 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. Kaldet 270 Transparent Interior Woodstain (N) (270)

    Kaldet 270 Transparent Interior Woodstain (N) (270)

    £9.50

    A transparent stain for interior solid wood, veneers, and Multiplex boards, also for cabinet interiors, garden furniture. A decorative, open-pored, woodstain which is permeable to water vapour when dry. 

    Suitable for Interior solid wood (also toys) as well as for veneers, OSB, Multiplex, Plywood and other solid wood surfaces. 

    Not suitable for walking areas,  balcony floors or other high-traffic areas.May also be used as a primer under the transparent  Ardvos or Kunos.

    Note:  KALDET Transparent Wood Stain No. 270 does not contain orange oil and is therefore also suitable for those who are sensitive to terpenes.

    For priming please note ADAO External Primer No. 259 for wood prone to blue-staining fungi,

     

     

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  2. Corical Mineral Lime Paint (White) 2

    Corical Mineral Lime Paint (White) Internal & External 5 & 15litres

    £49.88

    Corical is a lime paint with a traditional and flat look, which can be applied by brush or paint roller, suitable for application inside as well as outside, and is best used on mineral backgrounds such as lime plastering, lime paint, brick and stone.

    Ideal for use in the restoration of historical buildings and structures such as listed buildings, traditional & period buildings and restoration the paint provides vapour permeability and strong adhesion.

    Corical is a pure lime paint, and has natural anti-fungal, bactericidal, and disinfectant properties and good resistance against acid rain.

    Corical white mineral lime paint i available in 5 & 15 litre tins

    When applied as 3 coats (diluted 1st coat 30% water, 2nd & 3rd coats dilute 10% water) each litre of paint will cover approximatley 4 to 6 square metres

    Price is per tin

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  3. Corical Mineral Lime Paint (coloured) 7

    Corical Mineral Lime Paint (coloured) Internal & External Applications 1, 5 &15 litres

    £13.45

    Corical is a lime paint with a traditional and flat look, which can be applied by brush or paint roller, suitable for application inside as well as outside, and is best used on mineral backgrounds such as lime plastering, lime paint, brick and stone.

    Ideal for use in the restoration of historical buildings and structures such as listed buildings, traditional & period buildings and restoration… the paint provides vapour permeability and strong adhesion.

    Corical is a pure lime paint, and has natural anti-fungal, bactericidal, and disinfectant properties and good resistance against acid rain.

    Available in 112 colours see MORE INFO tab

    Colour matching service available

    Available in 1,5, 5 & 15 litre tins

    When applied as 3 coats (diluted 1st coat 30% water, 2nd & 3rd coats dilute 10% water) each litre of paint will cover approximatley 4 to 6 square metres

    Price is per tin

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  4. Ecologic Natural Paint Remover 1 litre

    Ecologic Natural Paint Remover 1 litre

    Regular Price: £24.81

    Special Price £23.95

    A truly wonderful and amazing product unlike any of the normally available chemical paint strippers Ecologic paint remover is safe, non toxi and incredibly effective with just one application.

    Read the description in the "MORE INFO" tab about what goes into most commercial paint strippers which illustrates exactly why we strongly recommend  Ecologic stripper when you need to remove paint because it contains none of the usual nasty’s and is completely safe.

    Ecologic Remover is a completely safe,  pH-neutral paste free of any acid, caustic soda, dangerous solvents (as N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone NMP), paraffin or preservatives. It is suitable for removing most kinds of paint in one step from almost any surface.

    For use on render, concrete, natural stone and other mineral surfaces, wood, metals including light metals and copper. Not suitable for use on plastic surfaces Ecologic paint remover is ideal for removing inappropriately applied paint from plaster or other breathable structures where the paint in question may prevent or inhibit breathability, use Ecologic paint remover before applying a suitable breathable paint such as Corical or one of the Livos range.

    Coverage: typically 1 litre for every 1-3m2 depending on substrate and paint thickness

    Available in 1, 5 & 20 litre tins

    Price is per tin

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  5. Dubron Interior Natural Dispersion Paint For Walls & Ceilings (412)

    Dubron Interior Natural Dispersion Paint For Walls & Ceilings (412)

    £9.24

    For interior surfaces such as plaster, masonry, woodchip wallpaper, gypsum plasterboards, clay plaster as well as absorbent, sound surfaces treated with dispersion paint. Not suitable for textile or vinyl wall coverings and for existing vinyl coatings

    Where the substrate is porous the apply Grava wall primer. Dubron is washable, very economical with a low tendency to drip or splash it has very good water vapour permeability.  

    A short nap lamb’s wool roller with rounded edges and a natural bristle brush are ideal to use.  

    Can be tinted to any ratio with URA Colouring Paste.

    Permeable to water vapour when completely dried. Coverage strength is in accordance to the German Industrial Norm (DIN) 55 987.

    1 litre undiluted is sufficient for approximately 8 m² per coat, i.e. 125 ml/m².  This could be considerably less, or more, depending on the condition and absorbency of the surface. Remember to prime porous surfaces with Grava Wall Primer. A test application first will help determine the likely coverage rate.

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  6. URA Colouring Paste For Livos Wall & Ceiling Paint

    URA Colouring Paste For Livos Wall & Ceiling Paint

    £3.03

    A pigment for tinting of all Livos wall and ceiling paints and natural texture render. Non-fading. Mixable at any ratio (creating a wider range of colour shades) with Dubron wall and ceiling paint.

    There 18 colours available you can download a colour chart in the Technical info section below, when ordering please use both the colour number and name.

    Depending on the intended purpose and the desired colour intensity (see colour charts for colour ranges)  as a full-tone paint, 1 litre is sufficient for approximately 6 m² per coat.

    Colours

    005 Sunny Yellow, 442 Golden Yellow, 011 Ochre, 021 Red Ochre, 020 Terracotta, 041 English Red, 051 Persian Red, 211 Creme, 071 Natural Umber, 081 Burnt Umber, 440 Linden Green, 441 May Green, 111 Green, 443 Mint Turquoise, 444 Capri Blue, 121 Ultramarine Blue, 445 Blue-Violet, 101 Black

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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
  9. 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.

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