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How to whitewash your home without polluting


There bioarchitecture is based on the principle that all the components that contribute to building or finishing the house must not release substances that are harmful to the environment. The discourse is not limited to brick, concrete, flooring or fixtures but to all the elements that complete the house. In this perspective eco friendly, big problem coat traditional paints with theirs impact on the environment.

For every kilogram of paints 100 kilograms ofspecial waste, from each ton of paints and varnishes about 400 kg of solvents evaporate harmful to the environment.


Painting the house with traditional paints is one of the unconscious eco crimes that contribute toenvironmental pollution. What to do to avoid this? You can whiten your home with natural and ecological products or maybe prepare a DIY paint.

How to whitewash your home without polluting. Raw materials
Ecological paints are produced with renewable natural raw materials, without harmful emissions and petrochemical synthesis materials, whose transformation takes place respecting nature. Among the producers of natural paints and ecological there are many who have made a clear choice solely in favor of vegetable and mineral substances, such as the companies Auro, Biofa, Durga, Solas.

How to whitewash your home without polluting. DIY paints
To whitewash the house we can also use do-it-yourself methods. Natural paint is easy to apply, even for those who delight in do-it-yourself, with a brush, roller or spray, it has the advantage of being completely odorless and not accumulating electrostatic charges.

In natural paints the pigments that are used to give shades to the paint are made up of natural earths, vegetable pigments derived from flowers, or from copper. the liquid used is linseed oil or water. To bind the natural paint, use is made of egg white or egg yolk, casein, milk, starch, isinglass or rabbit. To reinforce the mixture, talc, clay, gypsum, sand, and marble dust are used.

To obtain a drying, dehumidifying or detergent effect, the following products are required: boron salts; essential oils (mint, citrus, clove), vinegar, beeswax, propolis, Marseille soap and garlic juice. You can create a mixture by mixing good lime with water, adding a few tablespoons of well-dissolved ricotta. To give color to our compound, just add some concentrates for water-based paints on the market in construction or hardware stores.

Do you want an even more natural color?
Just collect some soil samples, dissolve them in boiling water, mix everything with the already diluted lime. Leave to rest for about a week before whitening, mixing the mixture well every day.

How to whitewash your home without polluting. The advantages
In addition to the obvious low environmental impact natural and ecological paints are preferable to conventional paints also from the point of view of breathability and yields: they fight humidity and yields are generally very high and higher than those of conventional paints.


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