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Stroke of Brilliance: The Eco-Friendly Alternative to Conventional Paints

Find the perfect natural paint alternative for your home.



Natural mineral pigments from Bioshield are derived from clay; baking at high temperatures intensifies their colors. They provide a palette that can range from intense to subtle hues; they are shown here on plaster. The pigments have been mixed with a milk-base paint. Surprisingly small amounts are needed to create distinctive colors.
Photography By Joe Coca
These broken plaster chips are painted with Bioshield milk paint tinted with mineral pigments; the conventional printed paint chips are from Benjamin Moore’s Ecospec low-VOC acrylic latex line.
Photography By Joe Coca
Mixing milk paint with natural pigments is a fun way to create your own colors.
Photography By Joe Coca
Natural enamel paints from Livos Phytochemistry are not water soluble but include linseed, pine, lemon, and castor oils along with mineral pigments and other natural additives.
Photography By Joe Coca

















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