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We all know that VOCs are terrible for our lungs (not sure what a VOC is? Find out more here) and are allover most of our apartments’ walls but it is not easy to source toxin-free paint in Hong Kong. Luckily Green Queen is here to help! We scoured the city and found three awesome eco-friendly paint brands to keep in your interiors black book. All of the companies below produce products that are safe for kids and pets, while leaving your home looking as amazing as your air quality will be.
Offering a line of paints for both indoor and outdoor use and in a range of finishes, eicó has a paint for every room, every surface and every project. Their acrylic, toxin-free, low-VOC, and environmentally-friendly paints are available as standard paints and also as spray paints. They offer a selection of color choices but also provide the ability to color match, which pretty much meas their color selection is as infinite as your imagination. The product information and specs for each paint are exhaustive and include drying time, gloss levels and even how to clean your paint brushes. They are absolutely ace at providing a fabulous customer experience. Have questions regarding your project? Eico Paints’ expertly done website has helpful tools such as a paint calculator to help you know how much paint to purchase so you waste nothing! Not sure which paint to use to repaint wood versus which one to use for new dry wall? They even have a guide to help you select the right type of paint for your surface!
Evergreen Mansion 2B, 12 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong Island. +852 9444 8142.
513 Paint Shop
Located in design mecca PMQ, 513 Paint Shop is a style-forward paint shop that stocks a selection of water-based, toxin-free, low-VOC, and environmentally-friendly paints. They develop their own colors and do all their own paint tinting for their various, and always evolving, paint collections right here in Hong Kong. Currently they offer over 60 bespoke color choices in three collections with whimsical names like Pixie’s Whisper, and Elves’ Footsteps. To help make your artistic dreams come true, they also offer a selection of metallic paints, chalkboard paint and even magnetic paint. Want to up your home decor game even more? They offer handpainted cotton velvet which is painted in their Hong Kong workshop and can be customized to your requirements, resulting in a totally unique look.
PMQ, S513, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong Island. +852 2155 2282.
Update September 2016: Mythic Paint products are no longer available in Hong Kong. The distributor now works with a Canadian non-toxic paint brand called Green Friendly Paint. More info here.
Mythic Paint is a line of paints from the US that is water-based, VOC-free and toxin-free. Mythic Paint holds 26 patents for its paints: they pioneered a unique formula that recreates latex paint without any toxic solvents. Their selection includes primers, indoor and outdoor paints in a variety of finishes and sheens- all products were developed with durability and professional usage in mind. Fortunatley, Mythic Paint is available here in Hong Kong and their website showcases an extensive color palette (they offer 1, 200 color choices) so you are sure to find your dream hue!
Main Showroom: Unit 1209, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong Island. +852 3428 5441.
Photo Credits: eico, 513 Paint Shop and Mythic Paint.