got milk ... paint?

We (should) all know by now that paint is absolutely toxic, and is basically a layer of chemicals slathered on your walls. I'm not going to get into the nitty gritty about the impacts paint has on the environment or our bodies; I basically just want to introduce you to a green option. 

 

I absolutely have to tell you all abut Anna Sova milk paint. First of all, it contains over 90% of food grade ingredients- it even smells like a milkshake. Here are  couple of quick facts found right on their website:

  • patented zero VOC, food-based paint is easy to use
  • applies & protects like standard paint and scrubs easily
  • made with milk casein (as used in milkshakes)
  • titanium dioxide (as in powdered donuts)
  • food grade bamboo cellulose (as in fiber bars)
  • food emulsifiers, fungicide, bactericide, mildew retardant and preservatives (as used in chocolate)
  • does not contain chemicals such as: mercury, formaldehyde, crystalline silica, ethylene glycol, toluene, mutagens, vinyl acrylics, or acrylic copolymers or any ingredients known to cause cancer, birth defects, lung, liver and kidney disease

pretty amazing huh?

The colours are just as delicious; and with categories like Odd Sorbets, Au Naturals and Mid Century Modern it makes searching for colours so simple. 

Here are my top picks:

There are so many great things about this line of paint; they even stock the product, so if there is no retail location where you can purchase, you can simply order online. Gallons will cost you about $69 (US), so it's pricey but actually very comparable to household brands like Benjamin Moore, whose Aura line runs from about $33 to $57 per gallon (and the ingredients aren't even close to being as healthy).

So next time your off choosing colours at your local big box store, just be conscious of all the fumes you'll be exposing yourself to. See it's easy being green ... so green you can almost taste it!

If you've never heard of this home grown company, visit their website and see all their other organic and eco-conscious products. Did I mention that Anna Sova is also member of the Green Building Council?

 

{image & paint chips: annasova.com}

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