oil-based paints to be banned ?

On dragons den last night, one of the "dragons" mentioned oil-based or high VOC paints are to be banned. Anyone know about this ? Will be forced to use the awful quick-drying paints that leave brush marks everywhere ? More things going the way of the incandescent light bulbs ? Simon.
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http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/paintrestric/paintrestric.htm
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yet more idiotic meddling. We'll just have to go over to lead paint or make our own oil paints, probably using something worse than white spirit.
NT
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I have a few bottles of extra virgin olive oil which has gone off (a moment of madness in Costco many years ago, and bought more than we could use). They'd been put to the side, but I opened one recently, and it now smells quite similar to some oil based gloss paints. Perhaps given a few more years, I could recover some volatiles from it to use to make paint? ;-)
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yet more idiotic meddling. We'll just have to go over to lead paint or make our own oil paints, probably using something worse than white spirit.
Perhaps you didn't read the article. Here is a quote:
"Flat oil paint and eggshell oil paints will be effectively banned from use on walls. They may however still be used on 'trim' areas such as woodwork."
Will not being allowed to 'gloss' your wall bother you?
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Perhaps I did. Perhaps it said VOC level limits would be reduced below the point at which some important workable paints could be produced.
Perhaps they could get round it by selling paint concentrate, just add whatever solvent you can get now.
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How are they going to "effectively" ban them ? If oil-based gloss is available, how can they stop you painting the walls with it ? Put painting under building control ? Should have been called part P !
I guess they just mean oil-based non-gloss paints (e.g. eggshell) will not be manufactured. Shame, as eggshell is the best durable mid- sheen finish. I painted a load of kitchen cabinets with that. Simon.
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Simon wrote:

This will be a problem for industrial scale painting where they rely on fast solvents in cold weather. I see they're now doing the Forth Bridge in some miracle coating that will last 25 years. Hmm, we'll see
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Stuart Noble wrote:

I think this is just referring to use for decorating.
I really hope so - so I won't have to paint my dinghy in low-VOC emulsion that come off when soaked in water...
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They will make it illegal to sell to the public in more than 250ml cans. And you'll need a 'pseudo-Corgi' registration to buy trade.
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sm_jamieson wrote:

Quote from the Direct Doors website
Decorating tip: Please make sure that no water based decorating products are used on any door that is veneered, please make sure all doors are coated prior to installation, failure to do so will invalidate your guarantee, if in doubt please ask for our advice.
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