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Peeling Back the Truth On What’s In Conventional Paint

Many paints can be hazardous both to human health and the environment. Here’s how to find a safe alternative.

Paint is the largest source of microplastics in the ocean. Photo courtesy of Mladen Antonov/AFP
Close up of microplastics. Photo courtesy of Adobe Images
Photo courtesy of Graphenstone Paints
Photo courtesy of Rose Uniacke Paints
Walls painted in Rose Uniacke’s GrafClean ‘Peach’ paint. Photo courtesy of Rose Uniacke.
A Rose Uniacke designed orangery painted in ‘Moor’; a deep, mossy green from the Rose Uniacke Paint range. Photo by Simon Upton for The World of Interiors
Edward Bulmer is an advocate for natural plastic-free paints and for transparency in the paint industry. Photo courtesy of Edward Bulmer
Walls in ‘Cinammon’ from Edward Bulmer’s paint collection. Photo courtesy of Edward Bulmer
Walls painted in Graphenstone 'Lovat' and doors in 'Bengal.' Photo courtesy of @sibev
Hyde Park Kitchen, London. Paint by Little Greene. Photo courtesy of Plain English Design
'Hickory' is an intense earthy brown by Rose Uniacke Paints and Graphenstone. Photo courtesy of Rose Uniacke
1004 Peace of Mind, a muted terracotta, envelops this bedroom in a soft, warm glow. Photo courtesy of ECOS Paints