Webinar: Paints and Finishes Explained – FAQs and Myth-Busting

Date: Thursday 15th June 2023   Time: 12:30-14:00   Location: Online (Zoom)

Do you really know what is in your paint? Join Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) and members of our Paints & Finishes Group as we debunk the myths and answer the key Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


12:30 Welcome from ASBP

12:35 Frequently Asked Questions

  1. “What’s the difference between water and solvent-based paints?” and “Are all water-based paints ‘eco-friendly’?” – Roger Maher, Earthborn Paints
  2. “Can paints be completely VOC-free?” and “Are all VOCs the same?” – Michiel Brouns, Brouns & Co
  3. “Natural, eco-friendly, organic, vegan, cruelty-free – what do they mean?”Morag Embleton, Celtic Sustainables
  4. “Why should I worry about plastics in paint?” – Edward Bulmer, Edward Bulmer Natural Paints
  5. “Why are natural paints the most appropriate choice for sufferers of allergies and multiple chemical sensitivity?” – Anton Boekhoudt, Keim Paints

13:25 Myth-busting panel discussion

  1. Myth or Fact? Natural paints are much more expensive than conventional paints.
  2. Myth or Fact? Natural paints are not as durable as synthetic paints.
  3. Myth or Fact? Natural oil based paint lets moisture wick out, helping keep timber dry and preventing rot.

13:35 Q&A from attendees

14:00 Close

Key details

  • Date: Thursday 15th June 2023
  • Time: 12:30-14:00
  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Fees: Free for ASBP members, £20 +VAT for members of partner orgs*, £30 +VAT for non-members

*ACAN, AECB, Building Performance Network, BWF, CIBSE, Fit for the Future, FIS, Good Homes Alliance, natureplus, Retrofit Works, Passivhaus Trust, SuperHomes, STBA, The Green Register and Woodknowledge Wales.

Kindly supported by

ASBP Paints & Finishes Group

Edward Bulmer

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