A Guide to eicó: Our Choice of Eco-Friendly Paint
The beautiful eicó colour range is available in Helmatt, Alterior Matt, Alterior Gloss, Alterior Satin, Alterior Eggshell, Alterior Floor Paint and Flat Eggshell. We can also tint to almost any colour desired, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
eicó paints are manufactured in Iceland and Sweden. The production process is carbon positive, using 100% geothermal or hydropower energy to exacting environmental standards. eicó paints are known for having one of the lowest VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) ratings of any paint sold in the UK with minimal odour. We strongly believe in protecting our customer's health and preserving our environment - all without compromising on quality. All eicó paints offer superb protection for walls, woodwork, metal and any other surfaces you may choose to paint. These finishes are also invariably washable (up to 2,000 times) without detriment to the finish.
We are proud suppliers of eicó and are able to advise on the perfect finish for you, no matter which room or substrate you are wishing to paint. The vast range of paint finishes and choosing the most suitable option may be daunting, so we have compiled a brief summary of all the types of finishes, what they mean and which room and substrate to use them for. We hope this makes your decision a little easier!
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Areas of use: Interior - walls and ceilings.
Ideal for BEDROOMS, DINING ROOMS and LIVING ROOMS.
Gloss level: 4 (Helmatt)
Solvent: Fresh Water
Helmatt Emulsion is our signature choice of interior Matt emulsion paint, perfect for low-traffic walls and ceilings in bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms. Being solvent-free and with one of the lowest VOC ratings in the UK, this high-quality paint is also a popular choice for a baby's bedroom. The product contains max. 1g/litre and has minimal odour.
Helmatt will dry to a non-yellowing completely flat finish. The high solids give it incredible filling and hiding power, meaning it is also suitable for use as a base coat. Good resistance against normal household chemicals and the finish is lightly washable.
Alterior Matt is a high-performance classic Matt emulsion that leaves a smooth and washable finish. Ideal for busy homes and high traffic areas, such as corridors, kitchens, bathrooms and playrooms. Specially designed with maximum performance in mind for modern living. The added durability and washability make eicó Alterior Matt an intelligent choice of finish.
Alterior Matt is a premium quality eco-friendly waterborne paint made of 100% pure Acrylics. Dries to a non-yellowing flat finish with low dirt pick-up and good weathering properties, making Alterior suitable for exterior use. Adheres well to aged alkyd paints. The paint is easy to apply, has a high opacity and is completely APEO free with very little odour.
A traditional hardwearing Gloss paint that dries to a beautifully non-yellowing high Sheen finish. Ideal for use in bathrooms, kitchens, on front doors and in the food industry (where strong resistance against humidity is required).
Alterior Gloss is a versatile high quality waterborne eco-friendly paint. Holds excellent colour retention with good weathering properties and washability. Adheres well and is easy to apply. The paint has very little odour, is solvent and APEO-free and has a low VOC rating (max. VOC content is 36g/litre).
Our classic choice of highly durable paint that is steam and condensation resistant, giving a soft mid-level Sheen. Beautifully smooth and perfect for use in kitchens, bathrooms and conservatories. Particularly suitable for areas with high traffic.
Alterior Satin is a traditional waterborne paint that is made of 100% pure Acrylics. Dries to a washable non-yellowing finish and has low dirt pick-up. Adheres well to aged alkyd paints and easy to apply with a high opacity. This luxury paint is eco-friendly with minimal odour and completely APEO free.
A high-quality waterborne paint made of 100% pure Acrylics. Leaves a smooth and versatile Eggshell finish with a subtle Sheen. Perfect for use in bathrooms, kitchens, children's bedrooms and other high traffic areas.
Alterior Eggshell is a high quality waterborne paint of 100% pure Acrylics. It drives to a non-yellowing finish with excellent colour retention. Low dirt pick-up, good weathering properties and washability. Adheres well to aged alkyd paints. This luxury eco-friendly paint is easy to apply with a high opacity. It produces very little odour and is APEO free.
Alterior Floor Paint
Areas of use: Interior - floor
Substrates (all primed): concrete, cement, woodwork, metal, chipboard, cork floor and stone.
Gloss level: 30 (Satin)
Solvent: Fresh water
Cleaning of tools: Water
A classic hardwearing Satin paint finish for updating your old, tired or bare wooden floors. Also suitable for use on concrete floors. Gives a flawless result and washable finish with strong weathering properties. This eco-friendly luxury paint produces very little odour, is APEO and solvent-free with a low VOC rating (max. 30g/litre).
Areas of use: Interior - walls, ceilings and radiators
Ideal for KITCHENS, BATHROOMS and CONSERVATORIES.
Gloss level: 15 (Flat Eggshell)
Solvent: Fresh Water
Cleaning of tools: Water
Flat Eggshell is a superb paint for interior woodwork and metal, drying to a smooth low Eggshell Sheen. Perfect for interior use, but particularly suitable for application to radiators, kitchens, bathrooms and conservatories.
A high-quality waterborne enamel paint suitable for wooden and metal surfaces or interior walls. Gives a non-yellowing finish with added resistance and hardness, features good washability properties. The paint is eco-friendly, solvent-free and has a max. VOC rating of 70g/litre.