New environmentally friendly paint from Dulux

Postby Ginnie Oram » Thu May 13, 2010 3:07 pm

Some of you might be interested to know that Dulux has recently launched a new paint range called Ecosense. It's virtually odour free - it contains zero added solvent - and has a 50% lower carbon footprint. There are 20 Matt colours and 5 satinwood shades. Find out more at [url=http://url][/url] [/url] :D
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun May 16, 2010 9:52 pm

Ginnie Oram,
Yes it used to be called aquatech. Being water based it's useless for covering any stains and the finish is not as good as conventional solvent based paints.
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Postby D-Mac » Sat May 22, 2010 1:33 pm

Thanks for the info Ginnie. Worth looking at as I'm always keen to use and specify eco-friendly products. However, Stoneyboy does make a very good point. These watered down, zero (and low) solvent products do not cover as well as the old stuff did.

I was talking to a auto paint sprayer recently who said that the regulations had changed for the manufacture of auto paint to reduce the solvents in them. The result was that the paint was much much thinner than before which meant that more coats of paint were required to carry out the job (the same obviously applies to any type of paint with reduced solvents). The problem with this is that more paint is needed = more cost to do the work, and naturally by using more paint, there is little difference in the end with the amount of VOCs being released into the atmosphere. So they are not so eco-friendly after all.

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