Natural & eco friendly paints, finishes & ancillaries for walls

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 manufacturers offer a wide range of products focussed on human health and low environmental impact. Most of our products have ultra-low levels of VOC's, most naturally occurring and below permissible levels, there are some products that are VOC Free.

In line with our policy of full disclosure, and to help you decide what's right for you, you will find detailed information, certifications and declarations on the contents of all our products on the accompanying product data sheets. If in doubt about the suitability of any of our products please call.


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. Livos Guides & General Information Downloads

      Livos Guides & General Information Downloads

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      You can buy any Livos product from us.

      To view the library of Livos 'How To Guides', technical information, application guides, toxicology reports and other useful and related product information please click on the 'DOWNLOADS' tab above.

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

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    2. Baumit KlimaColor (Silikatin) Paint, vapour open, non-toxic, internal silicate based paint (Colour) 5 & 14 Litres

      Baumit KlimaColor (Silikatin) Paint, vapour open, non-toxic, internal silicate based paint (Colour) 5 & 14 Litres

      £33.49

      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] 70 m2/14 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

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    3. Baumit DavinaReneo, Colour, high coverage paint, one coat, solvent free, vapour open, internal paint. 14 Litre

      Baumit DavinaReneo, Colour, high coverage paint, one coat, solvent free, vapour open, internal paint. 14 Litre

      £84.98

      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::    112m²/14 Litre bucket

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

      *approx.

      Price is per bucket 

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    4. Baumit NanoPor Colour Paint, Self cleaning, pollution resistant vapour open mineral silicate paint 5L, 14L, & 15L

      Baumit NanoPor Colour Paint, Self cleaning, pollution resistant vapour open mineral silicate paint 5L, 14L, & 15L

      £76.17

      A highly vapour open self-cleaning protective coating.  Baumit NanoporColour is a ready-to-use, dirt-repelling, mineral silicate paint, based on sodium silicate typically used for facades, it can also be used indoors.

      Baumit NanoporColour protects and enhances all types of façades surfaces and is suitable for use over old and new mineral and organic substrates such as renders, plasters and fillers, on concrete, in protection of historic monuments and refurbishment. Also suitable for renovation work and as a paint finish on external wall insulation systems.

      Consumption: 0.50 kg/m2 for top coat including a diluted coat as primer (approx.)

      Price is per bucket

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    5. Baumit DavinaReneo White one coat, high coverage, solvent free, vapour open, internal, silicate paint. 5 & 15 litre

      Baumit DavinaReneo White one coat, high coverage, solvent free, vapour open, internal, silicate paint. 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.

      Price is per bucket 

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    6. Marmox MSP360 All-in-One Adhesive/Sealant 290ml

      Marmox MSP360 All-in-One Adhesive/Sealant 290ml

      Marmox MSP 360 Premium Adhesive and Sealant is our ultrahigh performance, professional, heavy-duty, exterior/interior, ready to use adhesive and sealant. Rated A+ Emissionsdans L'Air and certified as harmless; MSP 360 is rapid setting, UV stable, noise attenuating and suitable for damp surfaces even setting underwater.

      Once MSP360 sets, it becomes incredibly strong creating a practically unbreakable bond and stays fully waterproof.

      It is made in the UK using the latest advanced Modified Silane-Polymer (MSP) Technology; acquiring the best properties of conventional acrylic, silicone, butyl, polyurethane, and other hybrid based adhesives/sealants. Therefore Marmox MSP 360 is the all-in-one super solution that replaces all your tubes of adhesives & sealants into just one tube.

      Marmox MSP360 features

      • Exterior/Interior use
      • Crystal clear
      • Exceptionally strong bond – practically unbreakable!
      • UV/Weather resistant
      • Instant grab
      • Fast cure – Skin formation 10 minutes
      • Noise attenuation adhesive >62dB
      • Can be applied to damp surfaces – Even cures underwater!
      • Cannot discolour – Stays crystal clear
      • Complies with the requirements of GEV, with EMICODE emission

      Class EC1PLUS (which is the best possible environmental and indoor hygiene health protection)

      Ecomerchant Marmox MSP360 Emissions A+

      • Free of Isocyanates
      • Environmentally friendly
      • FDA Approved
      • Can be used in food preparation areas
      • Excellent anti-pick qualities
      • Antifungal
      • Easy to apply and tool
      • Prevents bacteria growth
      • Odourless
      • Does not shrink
      • Non-staining
      • Can be painted
      • Comes with Marmox’s Lifetime Guarantee

      Marmox MSP360 is compatible with virtually all materials including the entire Marmox range of products e.g. Marmox Thermoblock. As well as all exterior and interior applications: Sealing joints around sanitary fixtures, weatherproofing joints around windows/ doors, glazing systems, joints and assemblies in coach bodywork. Will seal and bond glass, porcelain, coated metal, epoxy and polyester panels, polystyrene, PVCu, stainless steel, anodised aluminium and finished wood.

      Also, maybe used safely in food preparation areas.

      Price is per tube.

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    7. Lime Green Silicate mineral paint for render 12.5 litres

      Lime Green Silicate mineral paint for render 12.5 litres

      £162.71

      A highly breathable and long lasting mineral paint. It is not film forming so will never peel or blister. Suitable for over-painting existing lime render finishes Lime Green silicate paint uses waterglass as a binder and through the process of silicification actively binds to the substrate to form  a long lasting durable finish.

      Lime Green Silicate Paint in combination with renders and plasters offers the ideal properties for a healthy building. It provides low water absorption yet high vapour exchange, combined with excellent durability. Additional attributes are absolute light fastness and resistance to Ultra Violet light.

      An effective self-cleaning effect results in pure bright facades - even after many years - free from dirt and algae.

      Yeild: 0.13 Litres/m2 (approx.) Price is per tub Learn More
    8. Ecologic Natural Paint Remover

      Ecologic Natural Paint Remover

      Regular Price: £24.81

      Special Price £22.69

      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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    9. Baumit KlimaColor (Silikatin) Paint, vapour open, non-toxic, internal silicate based paint (White) 5 & 14 Litres

      Baumit KlimaColor (Silikatin) Paint, vapour open, non-toxic, internal silicate based paint (White) 5 & 14 Litres

      £33.49

      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] 70 m2/14 litre bucket

       

      *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

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