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. 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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  2. Livos Guides & General Information Downloads

    Livos Guides & General Information Downloads

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    Out of stock

    You can buy any Livos product from us.

    To view the library of Livos guides, technical information, usage guides, toxicology reports and other useful and related product information please click on the 'TECHNICAL INFO' tab below.

    Please call 01793 847 444 to ask a question or to order.

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  3. Baumit DivinaReneo High Coverage Paint, one coat, solvent free, vapour open, internal paint, colour 5 & 15 Litre

    Baumit DivinaReneo High Coverage Paint, one coat, solvent free, vapour open, internal paint, colour 5 & 15 Litre

    £34.00
    Ultra low VOC one coat, solvent free ready-to-use, easy to apply, odour-less interior dispersion paint with very high covering power.

    For available colours please view the swatch by downloading the 'Baumit Life Colours' pdf - choose any colour with a black code number

    • Vapour open - breathable
    • Can be used as a one coat.
    • Can be applied with the usual manual airless sprayers.
    • Once dry, it gives a durable, matt, natural light true surface (DIN 53778).
    • Suitable for walls with wall lights.
    • Solvent and plasticiser-free, so ultra low in VOC emissions.
    • Available in white or coloured.

    Yield::    120m²/15 Litre bucket, 40m²/5 Litre bucket

    Consumption kg/m2* : 0.125 Litre per coat (substrate dependent)

    *approx.

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  4. Baumit DivinaReneo one coat, high coverage, solvent free, vapour open, internal, silicate paint, white 5 & 15 litre

    Baumit DivinaReneo one coat, high coverage, solvent free, vapour open, internal, silicate paint, white 5 & 15 litre

    £34.00
    Ultra low VOC one coat, solvent free ready-to-use, easy to apply, odour-less interior dispersion paint with very high covering power.
    • Vapour open - breathable
    • Can be used as a one coat.
    • Can be applied with the usual manual airless sprayers.
    • Once dry, it gives a durable, matt, natural light true surface (DIN 53778).
    • Suitable for walls with wall lights.
    • Solvent and plasticiser-free, so ultra low in VOC emissions.
    • Available in white or coloured.

    Yield::    120m²/15 Litre bucket, 40m²/5 Litre bucket

    Consumption kg/m2* : 0.125 Litre per coat (substrate dependent)

    *approx.

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  5. Baumit Klima Silikatin Paint, vapour open, non-toxic, internal silicate based paint (Colour) 5 & 15 Litres

    Baumit Klima Silikatin Paint, vapour open, non-toxic, internal silicate based paint (Colour) 5 & 15 Litres

    £23.62

    Baumit Klima Silikatin is a vapour open, silicate-based, ecological paint for internal use offering  high covering power.

    Baumit Klima Silikatin contains no preservatives or solvents and is amine-free and ammoniac free. The paint is certified as very low emissions and not harmful to the environment or human health.

    • Ready-to-use, full-coverage, highly diffusive new and renovation paint for coated and uncoated walls and ceilings indoors, especially also for sensitive areas and for those with allergies or chemical sensitivity.
    • Suitable for old and new mineral bases, silicate and mineral paints. Ideal for new build, renovation or refurbishment
    • Easy to use, low-odour interior silicate paint with a high degree whiteness / colour and excellent coverage.
    • Can be sprayed with commercial airless devices.
    • Provides a matt and light-fast surface after drying.
    • Contains no preservatives, solvents, amines or ammonia, thus particularly environmentally friendly, no residential health risk and low-emissions (ELF), tested by the eco-Institute.
    • Available in white or colours (preservatives contained in the hue pastes).
    • Consumption kg/m2* : 0.20 litres per coat (dependent upon substrates)
    • Yield approx. [m2 /bucket] 75 m2/15 litre bucket

    View colours by downloading the 'Baumit Life Colours' pdf, choose any colour with a black code

    *approx. The technical data and consumption rates serve for guidance only. An allowance of 10% more consumption should be calculated in practice.  Price is per bucket Learn More
  6. 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.

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  7. Vindo Natural Gloss Paint For Interior & Exterior (629)

    Vindo Natural Gloss Paint For Interior & Exterior (629)

    £7.39

    A natural gloss for interior and exterior application on wood and metal. Good flow and very high yield. After 3 coats and completely dried Vinod is weather resistant, elastic and glossy.

    Application requires priming with Livos primers - see below. Also suitable for toys and radiators. Not suitable for floors

    Good coverage and very high yield. After 3 coats and completely dried weather resistant, elastic and glossy. Does not contain any fungicides

    • Available in 12 natural colours please quote colour name and number when ordering. See colour chart under the Technical info tab
    • Long lasting outdoor paint, that offers premium deep wood protection.
    • Non-peeling and non-blistering.
    • High coverage, up to 200 ft²/l.
    • Unlike other conventional paints, Vindo 629 does not need to be stripped down when the surface is worn. Just clean the surface and apply fresh paint!
    • On metal use Duro 623 as a primer.
    • On outdoor wood that is subject to mold, apply Adao 259 as a primer.
    • For existing paint work and renovation, clean thoroughly, sand and apply Vindo 629 - use Glorous 1806 Cleaner to remove grey / black deposits or marks

    Determine the exact amount needed by doing a test application. 1 undiluted litre is sufficient for approximately 15-25 m2 per coat. Coverage could be considerably less depending upon the condition and absorbency of the surface. Each dried coating may not exceed 30ìm.

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

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  8. 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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  9. 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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