The majority of our lives is spent indoors, so it is very important, that our houses remain free from harmful chemicals. The paints commonly used for furniture and walls have high quantities of volatile organic compounds. The paints also have effects on our environment from manufacturing, and at the end of their lifecycle.
The paints we sell:
- aren’t or just slightly are modified chemically
- are mostly made of renewable sources
- don’t change the natural properites of the treated surface
- are biodegradable
- have the same results as commercial products
- have complete ingredient lists, so you can control what substances get in your home.
The paints contain renewable, plant, animal and mineral based ingredients, most of which come from organic farming. The natural paints are made of colorings (soil and mineral pigments), fillers (ground limestone, marble flour), binders (natural resins, plant oils, casein, vegetable and animal based waxes), solvents (water, essential oils, alcohol) and excipients (plant based like ammonium soaps or essential oils, and mineral silica).
Since 1987 Kreidezeit have been producing ecological and healthy paints, colours and oils from natural and renewable raw materials. The Basis of Kreidezeit products are traditional formulas enhanced to meet the needs and requirements of today. Our product information always shows a complete list of all components used. Some of our products have been tested by Ökotest, the leading German consumer magazine for environmentally friendly products, and graded “Good” or “Very Good”.
The original idea was a demonstration to illustrate how historical emission free colour mixes could be an alternative to environmentally damaging conventional paints. It rapidly became a real sales hit, which lead to the founding of our company Kreidezeit. Over many years the simple and yet technically astonishing high quality wall paint gained many fans and still finds new ones. Ecologically, Casein paint is absolutely harmless throughout the whole product cycle (production, use and disposal). Paint residue can even be composted.
They are also highly appreciated by people suffering from allergies because of their simple emission-free and odourless ingredients. As the demand for natural products is increasing, we utilize our success to support social and ecological projects in Africa and Latin America.