DARK & INTENSE: Let green be seen in your garden by intensifying walls in Winter
Intense Green Garden Wall
If you don’t think Winter is the season for painting and working in the garden, here’s a thought.
See how garden foliage kicks out against chocolate and charcoal walls, especially in Autumn and Winter when the light is filtered and the air is crisp. After a shower of rain, greens seem somehow even brighter, and dark walls, richer and more intense.
A good call for a garden wall: to offset foliage, paint it a deep grey or peppercorn. ‘Peppercorn’ is a dark chocolate, while ‘Licorice’ is the most popular charcoal in our selection of Midas 300 colours.
Look how the evocative colour shift of autumn leaves kicks out from a deep donkey grey wall, painted in ‘Storm’. Darker colours create a foil for your garden to get showy.
Deep Donkey Grey Wall
Ask in-store to see our popular ‘earth & grey’ options for garden walls and exteriors, all available in Envirolite Zero VOC eco-wise formulations. Much better for the air you breathe, and for the planet.
Be more salvage savvy
“The shot up at the top shows how you can put old unwanted metal work to good use. These not so attractive burglar bars were discarded during a renovation project of mine. We painted them the same colour as the wall, mounted them on a wooden frame and turned them into a trellis for our creeper.” – koekalooks
- This Special Project post is by serial renovator Jenny Mason. Check out her blog koekalooks for more great ideas
ENVIROLITE: Water-based, zero VOC & reduced VOC paint product range
Glycol, APEO and Formaldehyde and the less favourable ingredients of paint, which we aim to completely eliminate in time. These substances are conventionally used as paint drying time retarders, preservatives and stabilisers. The Envirolite environmentally friendly paint range has been reformulated without these potentially hazardous chemical ingredients. Currently, many Envirolite products either have reduced VOCs or are ZERO VOC.
Envirolite: Environmentally Friendly Paint Range
Envirolite is able to maintain its low VOC content by making use of Glycol-free colourants, which helps to significantly reduce possible health hazards of paint. Envirolite has been given a “Green Star” rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa and is already way ahead of international standards.
The entire product range at Midas is called Envirolite. Each and every one of these products are vetted through the green filter. Paint & Place stores throughout South Africa provide these green filters, which can be used to evaluate your paint before purchase.
Every tin of Envirolite will have a label on it stipulating whether the paint contains Zero VOC, Minimal VOC, Low VOC or Medium VOC, allowing you to make an environmentally conscious choice. Lookout for these on your next visit. To find a Paint & Place store near you, try using our Store Locator.
More Envirolite Reading:
What’s in a tin of Envirolite?
EVERY coating in the Envirolite range is rated according to its VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) content, based both on international standards and our own stringent standards.
GOOD, BETTER, BEST: HOW DO ENVIROLITE PAINTS STACK UP?
Envirolite Paint Markers
ZERO VOC: NO GLYCOL, APEO OR FORMALDEHYE
- 230 (SATIN)
- 240 (LOW SHEEN)
- 190, 200 & 225 (MATT)
- WATER-BASED SATIN GLOSS ENAMEL
MIN VOC: NO GLYCOL, APEO OR FORMALDEHYE
LOW VOC: NO GLYCOL, APEO OR FORMALDEHYE
- WATER-BASED MASONRY PRIMER
NOTE: This is an abridged Envirolite product list. Please refer to our comprehensive list of Envirolite products and ratings.