Its what is inside that counts Part 2.

Now the pregnancy phase and beyond for parents and painting.

To enable it to dry on the walls, most modern paints, use solvents which gas off into the air setting the paint in the process. This is the horrible wet paint smell that so many people react to adversely. Do not be fooled, the smell may settle down after a few days but that product continues to gas off for up to 5-7 years, leading to a litany of health issues.

Now due to the regulatory push to lower VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) in paints many companies have swapped their high level of solvents by adding new chemical plasticisers instead. The frightening list of chemicals involved would give anyone nightmares. Also remember that although the tin may say low VOC on the label, the tint used to colour it, will most likely not be. Most readily used tints are high in VOC’s.  More slightly sneaky underhand deception by the big corporates.

Even worse, now, some companies to make their products supposedly more washable are using Nano particles to form protective plasticised top layers. Because this Nano mesh layer makes the painted surface unable to breath they then have to add anti-fungal anti-Bacterial chemicals into the mix.

There are at this point, no regulations, about adding Nano particles to paint. Let me stress, that no long-term scientific studies have been undertaken to work out what effect these particles will have on humans and the environment. These particles are smaller than the cells in the body and can quite literally go anywhere. Remember asbestos anyone?

Finally, all being well, the baby or babies arrive into the world.  At this point the average baby sleeps 10- 18 hours a day. By now you have no doubt realised that the air quality and chemical safety of inside that sleeping environment is critical to promoting infant wellbeing. Tiny lungs and developing brains surely deserve the best options and that means only using the correct decoration products.

That leads to the last inside, what is inside truly safe paint products.  First there are no heavy metals, or harmful plasticisers and they are 100 % solvent free in base and tint. They allow the walls to breath and are composed to offer great wash-ability without Nano particles. Then the paints are strictly tested and pass the highest European standards for ethical, health and environmental qualities.

This is why Colourfied only offers paint products that will enhance your life with beautiful colours not endanger it. Great safe paint designed for use in all three stages of parenthood. If you want to find out more please visit our web site or contact us by e-mail at enquire@colourfied.com for more help and information.

Article Summary:

Ignorance is not bliss, it is import to understand the damaging effect of decorating your home with paint products that are not environmentally and human friendly.

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Its what is inside that counts. Part 1.

There are three main phases in becoming a parent. The pre-pregnancy, the pregnancy and finally the protégé. At each stage it is what happens inside is that counts.

During pre-pregnancy what happens with in the body’s and hormone systems of prospective parents sets the stage for successful conception and a healthy outcome. More and more scientific reports point to the ill effects of exposure to chemicals and environmental toxins to the endocrine system of humans.  Unfortunately, most prospective parents are blissfully unaware, one of the key sources of these pollutants is domestic house paint. The vast majority of readily available commercial paint products are not just pretty but actually pretty awful when it comes to the air we breathe, what we absorb and were we live.

Governments have slowly begun to address this issue by tightening regulations as to paint content but it is a far from where it needs to be. Standards vary wildly and worse still allow unscrupulous companies to “greenwash” their products. This is a travesty for people actually trying to make the right choices when it comes to paint product selection.

Once the pregnancy is in place expectant parents go to huge lengths to ensure the inside of Mum to be, remains safe and free from risk. However, the nesting urge to decorate baby’s first space, drive many into the land of unsafe paint products.

Article Summary:

Ignorance is not bliss, it is import to understanding the damaging effect of decorating your home with paint products that are not environmentally and human friendly.

Colourfied products are the is an alternative because they have no “nasties”, look beautiful and work well.

has no nasties.

 

Growing up

It dawned on Melissa and I the other day that our precious first customers are growing up. The realisation was that we need to grow with them. Our ambition from the start of Colourfied, was to provide safe, beautiful paint for all stages and ages.

So we are proud to introduce “Create” our new range for the ‘not so little anymore’ little people.

We have spend lots of time researching the colours that are just right to simulate and advance this stage of growth development and awareness.

But as Mum’s, we know that this stage can also be demanding both on emotions and the built environment. That is why Create is engineered not only to excite but to perform.

We hope you love our new range as much as we have enjoyed creating it for you.

Love to all our existing Colourfied customers and all our customers to be.

See the new range on the website www.colourfied.com or see our inspiration on our Pinterest pages.

Melissa and Jacquie.

The beginning of being.

After great effort or just an amazing surprise, the words are spoken that will quite literally change your life for ever. Congratulations, in just under nine months from now expect a new life to enter the world.  I remember being swept up in a vortex of emotions as the news was confirmed. Then later, as the world around me settled again, came the strange thought that this was one train ride you cannot get off until the station of your personal destination is reached. You are it for the long haul, no matter what nature brings, one has become part of a remarkable process that some how has a life force all of its own.

As a women ,your body is no longer your own, it has become an enclosure for the miracle of creation. As a partner one has to take on the role of carer, protector, supporter and sometimes even a kicking post for pent up feelings, one hell of a roller coaster ride.

The desire to do the right thing in all regards is a pressing and urgent need for both parties. High among these is the nesting instinct, the need to create a safe external enclosure for that precious gift that is going to arrive. So much to take in and decide.

The best designer advise I can give is as follows, get the foundations right and everything can slot in and build up as it evolves. The foundation of any safe baby space starts with the walls and that means paint. This is were it is so important only to decorate with a specialist product that has no toxins, solvents or hidden chemicals, yet will be easy to maintain. Colourfied offers that choice, all the worry removed, so you can just relax and enjoy creating the visual environment you dream of. Check out our Pinterest pages for inspiration and ideas.

The paint we supply was actually used for the Giant Panda enclosure in SA. because it was so pure and practical. Now if your Baby or perhaps Babies are as precious to you as a Giant Panda then it is pretty much a no brainer what to choose.  Paint so safe even expectant Mums can use it.