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 ?
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
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?
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.
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.
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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