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Down to Earth – Earthcote Heritage Colours

2 Jul

HERITAGE COLOURS: Dollar Brand, Fugard’s Tearoom, Gandhi’s Tea, Mama Africa and The Baxter

Dollar Brand

Dollar Brand

Remember tunes like Manenbergm, anthem of a liberation struggle?
Abdullah Ibrahim made it kwaai. A deep red kind of kwaai.

Fugard's Tearoom

Fugard’s Tearoom

Remember bulls eyes and scones and crème soda floats? Yes you do. It’s all coming back. Master Harold and the Boys were there.

Gandhi's Tea

Gandhi’s Tea

No milk, thank you. No sugar. He is not an English lady. And he thinks Western Civilization is an excellent idea. He lived in Durbs once, you know. He did South Africa proud.

Mama Afrika

Mama Afrika

Miriam Makeba’s voice was like creamed honey.
Okay alright then, it was like double chocolate malt.

There was only one Mama Afrika.

The Baxter

The Baxter

Orange you glad it’s this big and cheeky? Don’t you just love how the Sixties came and slapped the Fifties in the face? Dancers and thespians, The Baxter is Cape Town’s tribute to you.

ENVIROLITE: Zero VOC Environmentally Friendly Paint

16 May

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: Environmentally Friendly Paint

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.

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