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Eco Campervan Conversion – Insulating your Campervan

We get super excited (and just a little bit envious) when we find out that our customers are converting a van to a camper van and using our eco insulation to make it warm and cosy. Deciding on which type of environmentally friendly insulation to use for the camper conversion, what thickness and how much [...]

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Zero Waste Week - 3 Ways to Upcycle Paint Tin Cans

If we have delivered a product to you, you will know that we have a packaging web page that talks about the packaging materials we use to get the item safely to you and how you can recycle it. What about the container the product comes in though? Here are 3 awesome ways you can [...]

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What to do with Leftover Paint

So you've finished your decorating project and have some leftover paint, what to do next? In this blog post we give you the best advice on how to store paint, what to do when you open a tin of old paint and it looks wrong, where you can donate half used tins of paint in [...]

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Indoor Air Quality: Paints, Products & Plants

Indoor Air Quality is something that affects us all. People in the UK spend on average over 90% of their time indoors (according to a survey by Ribble Cyclists from 2017). In June this year, the National Insitutue for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produced new draft guidance to urge local authorities and the public [...]

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Natural Building: Round Timber Frame Construction with Ty Pren

Over the last few months we have been excited to see a roundwood timber frame building being constructed in Cardigan. You see, our local Community Forest Garden is relocating. Having outgrown (sorry for the pun) it’s original site in St Dogmaels, Alpay and his team of volunteers for Naturewise are starting afresh just along the [...]

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Pink Fence Paint Anyone? Mixing outdoor wood paint colours

We are often asked if we sell pink outdoor paint for sheds, playhouses and fences. The answer is yes! We have several environmentally friendly options for you.  Which exterior wood paint brand you decide to go for is guided primarily by whether the wood has been painted before (and if yes, whether you are prepared to [...]

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Making Egg Tempera Paint with Dry Pigments

Tempera paint, which is commonly referred to as Egg Tempera is a fast drying paint, was the primary method of painting until oil paint became more popular during the 15th Century. Egg Tempera is made by mixing dry pigments with a water-soluble binder such as egg yolk. Egg tempera is a very long lasting paint medium [...]

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MI Free products that can make life easier for MI Allergy sufferers

All about MI, MIT and MCI & some suggestions for MI Free products that can make life easier for MI Allergy sufferers. With allergies in general on the increase these days, more and more people are finding that they’re intolerant to products that contain MI and MCI. But what are they and what can you do [...]

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CASE STUDY: Outdoor Wood Paint with Osmo Country Colour - The Cwtch Glanmordy Café

Back in October 2015 Gethin and Jessamy James were in the final preparations of launching their new business venture – a brand new café in the seaside village of Aberporth in Cardigan Bay, Wales.  The Cwtch Glanmordy Café, known locally as “The Cwtch”, has possibly one of the best locations in town. Half way up the [...]

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Time Travelling Interior Designers

Oh to travel back through time and decorate an Iron Age Home. What an opportunity! This is almost exactly what students from Coleg Plas Dwbl did when they were asked to design and paint Celtic Art in the interior of the roundhouses at Castell Henylls. Castell Henllys Iron Age Village (Pembrokeshire) is a hill fort of Iron [...]

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