A range of traditionally beautiful Farrow & Ball paints and wallpapers have been available from Celtic Sustainables for several years, and one of the most common questions we’ve had about them is are they eco-friendly?
Farrow & Ball was one of the first paint companies to drastically reduce its VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) content long before the law required it, moving its range over from oil-based to water-based recipes whilst still providing that high level of quality synonymous with the F&B range.
The Farrow & Ball range contains very low levels of VOCs. Its Estate Emulsion for walls contains levels far below the legal limit. The law says paint must be less than 0.29% VOC to qualify as minimal VOC. Estate Emulsion contains just 0.4 grams per litre, or 0.03% VOC.
Other paints in the range, including the highly durable and scrubbable Modern Emulsion, contain low levels of VOCs too. Modern Emulsion is just 0.53% VOC.
Still made at their home in Dorset, Farrow & Ball paints also use natural ingredients such as Linseed oil and China clay. F&B avoids using ammonia and formaldehyde, both of which are harmful to our health.
At Celtic Sustainables, we believe our customers should be able to pick their products from a well-informed position. If you’d like to know what’s in the tin, please feel free to ask.