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How to Spring Clean without the Chemicals

Spring is fast approaching, there is nothing quite like giving your home a thorough clean in preparation for the year ahead.  The idea of freshness that many companies would lead us to believe is the cleanest is really more of a chemical attack on your home. Don't believe the hype about extra muscle and scents of [...]

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Eco-Solutions Home Strip Cleaners

Cleaning your home, brushes and hands during a DIY project can often be a bit of a toxic job. Eco-Solutions Homestrip offer a healthier way of doing things. Eco-Solutions is a leader in water-based paint strippers, hand cleaners, coatings removers, and other associated products.  Solvent-free  The Home Strip products are safe for people to use and free [...]

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How to get rid of Mould with the AURO Anti-Mould system

AURO’s ecological, chlorine-free products give you everything you need to fight and prevent mould in a simple three-step system. Step 1: Mould eliminator # 412 AURO Mould eliminator is chlorine-free, and can be used on tiles, walls, wood, and plastic, both exterior and interior, and in damp rooms. It’s best to check compatibility in an inconspicuous spot [...]

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Painthouse Paint, how to apply it.

Copy it, Master it, and Paint it with Painthouse Paint. Read our article for tips and things to consider when painting different surfaces with Painthouse paint. All your questions answered and insider tips to help you get the job done. Usually, when we paint a room we spend a bit of time before hand deciding what paint [...]

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Making our own Christmas decorations with Who Gives a Crap Toilet Paper

Making our own Christmas decorations with Who Gives a Crap Toilet Paper At the beginning of this year we made a conscious effort to cut the office waste down even more. One of the ideas was to source eco-friendly toilet paper (that isn’t packaged in plastic). We found Who Gives a Crap toilet paper who use [...]

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Making Artist pastels with Coloured Earth Pigment Guide

After the fun we had making oil and watercolour paints using the Coloured Earth Pigment guide, I decided to have a crack at making some soft artist pastels. You can find the guide I followed guide I followed here, although some techniques and ingredients may vary which I’ll touch on below. Soft pastels are always popular [...]

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Airlite Paint - Improves Indoor Air Quality

The average person in the UK spends just 8% of their time outside according to Professor Holgate of the Royal College of Physicians1. Yet there is very little research into the aggregated effects of exposure to pollutants such as kitchen products, faulty boilers, open fires, fly sprays and air fresheners, all of which can cause [...]

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What is "Natural"?

Along with “being made from natural ingredients”, the term “Natural” is often used by our customers as shorthand for “healthy”, “wholesome”, “non-toxic”, “benign when disposed of” , “better for you”, “organic” and a whole raft of other meanings. Granted, some of the alternative term examples given here are nonsensical. After all we all know some [...]

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Fifty Shades of Green

The Great "Eco", "Natural" Debate We are often asked about the “eco” and “natural” credentials of the products that we supply. They are questions we are always happy to discuss as it often leads to detailed conversations about the ingredients or manufacturing processes of the particular products and their mainstream counterparts. We often find when discussing the [...]

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What is "Eco"?

“Eco” credentials for some paint and decorating products can sometimes be very clear. For example the Earthborn paint range is certified to EU Ecolabel standards. The EU EcoLabel identifies products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle.  Products that carry the Cradle to Cradle certification could also be classed as “Eco”. [...]

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