Everything You Need to Know About Natural Paints

Although natural paints have been around for thousands of years, many people do not take them into consideration when deciding on which paint type to use. Not only do they have a fascinating history, natural paints are better for people and the environment for a multitude of reasons. Keep reading to learn more about this eco-friendly subcategory of paints.

The History of Natural Paint

Dating back to 50,000 years ago, people have had a fascination with colors and paint. First expressed through cave paintings, natural paint was used to decorate cathedrals in Europe. These beautiful churches have endured the test of time and are considered to be some of the most important landmarks in history. These beautiful structures were made possible because of natural paint. Ancient Civilizations such as the Aboriginals used natural paints containing intense color pigments, much like the ones we use today.

Great for You and the Environment

Natural paints are environmentally friendly to make and use. They are free of toxins, VOC’s, and petrochemicals. Even non-toxic paints do not compare because natural paints are biodegradable and many non-toxic paints still contain petrochemical ingredients. Natural paints are created using unprocessed resources like clay and chalk. Keeping your home and office buildings chemical-free will help keep people free from harm.

Natural paints also require less energy to produce. Most standard paints are made up of components which are very energy-intensive to create. Less energy equals a more environmentally friendly product. Natural paint is also made from renewable, bountiful resources which makes it sustainable.

Creates a Better Indoor Atmosphere

While standard paints do not let moisture in, natural paints do. This is because natural paints do not create a “plastic-like” coating. At first glance this may seem like a negative but a breathable climate is important when it comes to fixing and preventing moisture problems.  

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