Tag Archives: Midas Envirolite

Low VOC Envirolite Paint

23 Jan

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?

VOC Markers

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

  • METAL PRIMER
  • WOOD PRIMER

LOW VOC: NO GLYCOL, APEO OR FORMALDEHYE

  • WATER-BASED MASONRY PRIMER

MED VOC

  • FRESCO

NOTE: This is an abridged Envirolite product list. Please refer to our comprehensive list of Envirolite products and ratings.

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The Green Filter Paint Evaluator

21 Dec

GREEN FILTER: Evaluating the VOC content of your paint

AS part of the new Green Revolution, it’s become increasingly important to rethink all aspects of how we choose to live. This includes evaluating how we choose to paint our homes.

Conventional paint contains some nasty stuff – chemicals that are damaging to the environment and to our health. Glycol, APEO and Formaldehyde are all potentially hazardous chemical ingredients that are conventionally used as drying time retarders, preservatives and stabilisers.

These chemicals are known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and can be irritating to the eyes and nose and damaging to the lungs. They also contribute to poor air quality.

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 Paint & Place paint 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 near you, try using our Store Locator.

The Green Filter: VOC Paint Evaluator

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Creating Storm Wall

28 Nov

Earthcote Summer Promo Feature Wall #1

Earthcote Summer Promo Feature Wall #1* Click image to enlarge *

MATERIALS NEEDED:

CREATING STORM WALL:

  1. Start with 2 coats of Earthcote Worn Leather, applied by brush.
  2. To accentuate the uneven ‘burn’ in the look, overcoat the Worn Leather wall (once dry) with a coat of Envirolite 220 in the same or similar grey – diluted 50/50 with water. (We use Envirolite ‘Femme Fatale’).
  3. Apply with a sponge roller.
  4. When you’re happy with how the look has developed, finish with one or two layers of Earthcote Wall Wax. Polish either by hand or with an orbital buffer, as you would a floor.

COST: Under R450 for 8m2 feature wall (includes allowance for special materials – excludes labour).

  • All the products and equipment needed to achieve this Storm Wall can be picked up at your nearest Paint&Place. Visit the Paint&Place Store Locator to find one nearest to you.

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