Thursday 4 September 2014

Earthborn Claypaints: Green And Gorgeous

Earthborn are the heroes of the green paint movement. 
There's no doubt about it. 

In fact, in honour of Earthborn, this month, we've restyled the window display at Relics of Witney. It now features lots of ideas to inspire you to get creative with this delicious paint.

Why do we love Earthborn paints so much? We're sure you don't need us to tell you that historically emulsions have contained VOCs but you may need your eyes opening to the fantastic range of truly stylish and environmentally friendly paints available, and that's where Relics of Witney can help.

Colours | Earthborn paints
The Earthborn Range Of Paints

VOC stands for 'Volatile Organic Compounds' which are emitted as gasses from some paints, not only when initially painting but in the weeks, months and years to come. We've been unintentionally contaminating our homes. All paint companies are moving away from using these nasty chemicals but Earthborn has taken an altogether different route.

Pictured here is the beautiful Button Tin from earthborn. Other earthborn colours shown are The Lido, Riverbank, Story Book and Fuggles
Earthborn Button Tin, The Lido, Riverbank, Fuggles and Storybook

Earthborn come highly recommended by Relics of Witney for areas where walls need to 'breathe' because their Emulsions are clay-based, Eggshells oil- and acrylic-free and Woodstains water-based. You see, the water absorbed by old buildings needs to escape through its surfaces; if these are covered in non-permeable paint then you may end up with damp problems. Earthborn's gentle formula allows the moisture in older walls to evaporate freely.

Paint that looks good enough to eat from Earthborn, shades of Vanilla and Straw
Earthborn Vanilla

And there's more good news! Earthborn Claypaints have been created with an ultra-chalky finish that softens and enhances the light in your room. The thoughtfully put-together range of sixty colours allows these paints to be used right across the design spectrum. 

@Earthborn @Ercol Furniture  Earthborn Paint in Nellie and an Ercol chair at our desk. Photo by Hannah Cooper
Earthborn Nellie

There's an Earthborn paint with your name on, whether your look is feminine....

Earthborn paints are high quality, odour-free and sustainable, making them perfect for high-traffic areas like children’s rooms. Shown is Tutu, Cupcake, Lily Lily Rose and Eiderdown in Claypaint, £31 for 2.5 litres. “Earthborn paints don’t contain any nasties such as VOCs or toxins found in conventional paints. Earthborn is only made from natural ingredients, giving you peace of mind that no chemicals are being released,” says John Dison of Earthborn. 01928 734171 or
Earthborn Lily Lily Rose, Cupcake and Eiderdown

Earthborn Gregory's Den with Farrow and Ball's Blue Gray
Earthborn Gregory's Den alongside Farrow and Ball Blue Gray


earthBorn's 'Muddy Boots' looks great in a bathroom
Earthborn Muddy Boots

or coastal....

A local house painted in our beautiful Earthborn Silicate Masonry Paint. #Earthborn #SilicateMasonryPaint #CelticSustainables
Earthborn Masonry Paint

Earthborn paints are fantastic for painting furniture. If you're looking for a paint that needs minimum prep work then have a look at Earthborn, as they are designed to be used with no primer at all. However, we do always recommend using primer for all brands because we believe more preparation means a better, more long-lasting finish. 

They can be combined with Osmo Oils for a really hard-wearing finish that's also good for your health.

Using Earthborn Claypaint For Furniture Painting - Part 1: Inspiration
Osmo Oils

Earthborn paints are the perfect excuse to let your creativity run wild. For example, we love the way they've been used on these tiles with stencils. The ultra-flat finish complements the matt-ness of the terracotta surface.

Moroccan effect tiles created using a stencil and Earthborn paints

For more information that tailor-made to your needs, come and see us at Relics of Witmey, or visit our online store.

We've recently added these large wooden circles showing samples of Earthborn paints. Seeing is believing! 

Images via: Relics, Relics, Earthborn, Earthborn, Earthborn, Earthborn, Earthborn, Modern Country Style, Anna Starmer, Earthborn, Earthborn, Relics, Relics, 

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