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Environmental Concerns Painter and Decorator Leeds

Creative Brushes Leeds, Painter and Decorators local Leeds based, are a high quality decorators in Leeds and surrounding counties as Harrogate, Wakefield, Huddersfield we recognize that our activities have an effect on the environment and acknowledge our responsibilities by demonstrating our commitment to minimizing that impact, by continually improving our environmental performance in all or painting and decorating services in Leeds.

Water-based paints over oil-based paints

Traditionally woodwork is painted with oil-based undercoat and an oil-based eggshell, satin or gloss finish. These are durable, good quality paints but have the downside of containing higher levels of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) at 25-50% which contributes to atmospheric pollution.

In recent years improved paint technology has meant that far less polluting water-based alternatives in an eggshell, satin or gloss finishes have become available. The VOC level for these types of paint typically ranges from 0-8%.

Although we do still use oil-based paints in our decoration jobs but we always encourage our clients to the benefits of a water-based equivalent.

Good quality water-based eggshells, Satins and Gloss, are available from most paint manufacturers nowadays including Dulux, Leyland, Crown,etc…


As painter and decorators in Leeds, our tools and equipment, from paint kettles, to brushes and rollers, and scrapers and dusting brushes we aim to clean and re-use as much as possible.

Again water-based paint has a big advantage over oil-based paint as kettles for example are easily cleaned and re-used. Water-based paint pots can be washed and re-used again and again for mixing filler for example. Water paint pots that we don’t re-use we recycle locally.

As painter and decorators we cover Leeds and surrounding counties as Harrogate , Wakefield , Huddersfield , we always promote the use of products produced with respect to the environment.

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