OUR WATER BASED, LOW VOC PAINTS ARE ECO-FRIENDLY, AND WITH THEIR LOW ODOUR ARE GREAT FOR YOUR HOME ENVIRONMENT AND FAMILY TOO
We do as much as we can to help protect the environment we live in - it’s
something we value and something we live by. Although we know we’re
not perfect – the more we do, the better we get. From the creation of our
water based paints and wallpapers printed onto paper sourced from FSC®
accredited suppliers, to raw materials, energy use, packaging and distribution,
we are motivated by a desire to care for our environment.
Water Based Paints
Our water based paints contain low or minimal VOC (Volatile Organic
Compounds). In paints VOCs tend to be solvents such as white spirit, which
evaporate as paint dries, releasing pollutants into the environment. A water
based paint is kinder for the environment, and its low odour is great for your
home environment too.
Everyone at Farrow & Ball is committed to Reducing, Reusing and
Recycling – here’s how:
ECO FRIENDLY PRODUCTION - There are no solvents or emissions in the manufacture of our paints and papers.
EASY TO CLEAN - As our paints are water based, brushes and rollers can be washed out with warm soapy water after use - eliminating the need to use any polluting white spirit solutions.
CHILD SAFE - Our paints have been independently tested and approved to meet the Toy Safety Standard* so parents can rest assured when decorating their children’s nurseries and bedrooms or painting children’s accessories, toys or cots.
PAPER SOURCING - Our wallpapers are created using our eco friendly water based paints and paper sourced only from FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) accredited paper suppliers.
EFFICIENT MANUFACTURING - We purchase the exact amount of ingredients needed to produce our paints and if we make a mixing mistake (which is very rare) we simply turn the paint into a darker colour. Any excess or imperfect wallpaper is first cut down for samples and used in our wallpaper books or recycled.
REDUCING WASTE - Currently 90% of the waste we create producing our paints and papers is recyclable (including paint tins, paper, and packaging), reducing the need to landfill – our aim is for continuous improvement.
RECYCLED MATERIALS - Our packaging balances the need for sturdy boxes to safely deliver our products with our desire to protect the environment. 50% of our packaging uses recycled materials, and we use FSC® accredited paper suppliers to produce our brochures and leaflets.
RECOGNITION - All of the work carried out in our paint and wallpaper factories, showrooms and offices, has been recognised by the ISO14001:2004 environmental management system certification. Since 2005 our pass rate has been 100%, and we remain committed to continuous improvement.
*All Farrow & Ball finishes (with the exception of Limewash, Casein Distemper and Soft Distemper, which are specialist finishes) have been tested to and meet the requirements of BS EN 71 part 3 - Safety of toys - Migration of certain elements (The Toy Safety Standard).
Green with envy
Farrow & Ball is the green option whichever colour or pattern you choose.
Our range of interior and exterior, modern and traditional water based
eco friendly paints are available in 132 enviable colours. And our exquisite
collection of wallpaper is made with our water based paint and paper sourced
from FSC® accredited suppliers.
Interested in being greener?
Avoid ordering more paint than you need. Our online paint calculator makes it easy to order the correct amount of paint. However, if you do fi nd yourself with leftover paint, use it up inside cloak rooms, cupboards and wardrobes or donate it to a friend. Also making sure you recycle any old paint tins helps to care for the environment.