Unearthed Paints' products even get a vegan label because casein, traditionally used as the prime ingredient in milk paints, can now be extracted from plants without having to go through a cow's digestive tract.
He said he had one customer who was so allergic to the paints in her house that she could Prada Velvet Bag 2017
So far, he has bought numerous samples from Unearthed Paints but admits getting widespread acceptance of natural paints in a market dominated by conventional paint makers will not be easy.
Louisville's Unearthed Paints hoping to make a splash with natural
barely stay in the home.
"From an environmental perspective, they don't take into account what was used in the manufacturing process and the toxic waste that is produced," she said.
"We're really trying to market to the consumers first," Speier Prada Wallet Beige said. "It takes a little bit of time to get the message out."
Their paints, manufactured by German company Kreidezeit, are made with raw ingredients such as clay, chalk, marble, and earth and mineral pigments. The product arrives at the customer's house in a white powder that is then mixed with water and a powder pigment to give it color.
Jessica Pfohl and her husband, Florian Speier, watch as their daughter, Kaiya Speier, 2, paints with one of their Unearthed Paints colors. The Louisville couple founded the company which makes paints out of clay and other natural products earlier this year.
Jessica Pfohl and her husband, Florian Speier, founded Unearthed Paints in their Louisville home earlier this year. They are trying to build a customer base willing to veer away from conventional oil and latex based paints, many of which give off an unhealthy dose of volatile Prada Bag Tumblr
A Louisville couple thinks it's high time that the enormous market for color and design know it doesn't have to be this way that there is a paint so clean and easy on the planet that it can be considered vegan.
In the meantime, they are making videos for their website to teach people the art of mixing paint powder with water and pigment and applying the bright hues to walls and furniture.
Tom Terranova, a painter in Fresno, Calif., met Pfohl and Speier at a trade show in Los Angeles a couple of months ago and was immediately sold on their product.
An architect, Speier first got turned on to the idea of natural paints from what he wasn't seeing at his job.
as well as any conventional paint, though some care must be taken to use the right ingredients for the right conditions lime paint for low humidity locations and clay paint for high humidity areas, for example.
"We just need to let people know how beautiful they are," he said.
"Everyone is looking for environmentally friendly and biofriendly products," Terranova said.
LOUISVILLE Americans use 3 million gallons of paint a day, mostly derived from petrochemicals and laced with harmful toxins and heavy metals.
Pfohl, a lawyer by training, said Unearthed Paints fills a niche not addressed by the increasing number of paints that are sold as low VOC. She said those paints still have some level of off gassing and rely on non renewable energy sources such as oil in their creation.
"As we started designing greener products for our clients, I was looking for the greenest products I could find," he said. "I was realizing they weren't there."
"We are taking the ingredients out of the earth and minimally processing them to make a wide variety of finishes," Pfohl said. Prices range from $18 to $100 per gallon, but a typical cost is $55 a gallon. That's comparable in price to higher end conventional paint, Pfohl said.
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"The Sistine Chapel in Rome was painted with paints like ours hundreds of years ago, and it's still there," he said.
Speier, 31, and Pfohl, 29, said they don't have any local customers just yet, but they hope to one day get their paint onto retail shelves, whether it's at McGuckin or a specialty paint shop.
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