HERE'S THE LOW DOWN:
1 - Richly Pigmented
2 - Long-lasting
3 - Environmentally Friendly
4 - Safe (for children and pets)
5 - Enviable Finishes
1 - RICH PIGMENT
Renowned for their depth and complexity, F&B paints are made from the finest ingredients and rich pigments.
What’s in a tin?
F&B starts by mixing chalk, china clay, and titanium dioxide with water to create their base paint.
Next, they add rich pigments to achieve their signature depth of color, carefully adding each in exactly the right amount for a complex and absorbing color.
Every batch of their water-based paint is then rigorously tested for color consistency and durability before it even reaches the tin. There’s a reason Brinjal, one of our favorite and one of our ten color choices, is the precise color of the extraordinarily deep and shiny skin of an eggplant.
2 - LONG-LASTING
F&B paints have less water and more pigment, which covers better and lasts longer. Popular paint brands, on the other hand, are made with synthetic pigment which tends to fade over time (not to mention, but we will, synthetic pigments tend to lack depth and complexity). We want you to enjoy your Vavabode pieces for many, many years to come.
3 - ECO-FRIENDLY
F&B water-based, low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints are eco-friendly and have low odor. In paints, VOCs tend to be solvents such as white spirit, which evaporate as the paint dries, releasing pollutants into the environment. A water-based paint, such as F&B, is kinder to the environment, and its low odor is great for your home environment too.
4 - SAFE
F&B paints have been tested and approved to meet The Toy Safety Standard BS EN 71 part 3 (toy safety) this means that their paints are safe to use in children’s bedrooms and nurseries as well as on cribs and toys. And if the paints are safe for our children, then they are also safe for our pets.
5 - ENVIABLE FINISHES
At VAVABODE, we offer 3 finishes:
Estate Eggshell – this extremely robust and durable eggshell finish has a low sheen level (20%) and is easily wiped and washed clean.
Modern Eggshell – a hardwearing mid sheen level (40%) that offers an even more durable (and slightly glossier) alternative to Estate Eggshell.
Full Gloss – a traditional high gloss finish with a 95% sheen level, it is extremely versatile and robust. We are memorized by shiny red furniture and hope you will be too.
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