- Starch based paints; Starch is a natural and renewable material that can be used as a binder in wall paint formulations. Starch-based paints are often marketed as eco-friendly and non-toxic alternatives to traditional petroleum-based paints, as they are derived from renewable resources and are biodegradable.
- Soy-based paints: These paints are made from soybean oil and are a popular choice for their low toxicity and environmentally friendly properties.
- Milk-based paints: These paints are made from milk proteins and have been used for centuries. They are known for their durability and breathability, which allows walls to “breathe” and prevent moisture buildup.
- Plant-based paints: These paints are made from a variety of plant-based ingredients, such as linseed oil, vegetable oils, and natural resins. They are often marketed as eco-friendly and non-toxic alternatives to traditional paints.
- Clay-based paints: These paints are made from natural clay and other mineral pigments, and are known for their soft, matte finish and natural look.
- Cellulose-based paints: These paints are made from cellulose, which is derived from plants. They are often marketed as eco-friendly and non-toxic alternatives to traditional paints.
- Natural latex paints: These paints are made from natural latex, which is derived from rubber trees. They are known for their durability and resistance to fading, cracking, and peeling.
- Traditional paints that are made with biobased raw materials. VAE and Styrene Acrylic are one of the most use binders for wall paints. VAE binds easily to organic materials and concrete materials. VAE is also highly compatible with a lot of additives, including the materials above like Soy, Milk/protein, starch, clay and cellulose. In addition, VAE is made of Ethylene and Acetic acid. These raw materials are available as biobased. Though, commercially not yet fully introduced. For now, only acetic acid part is technically replaced by certifications.
There are many different biobased wall paints available on the market, which are made from renewable and sustainable materials instead of petroleum-based ingredients. Some of the most common biobased wall paints include:
It is important to note that while biobased wall paints are generally considered to be more environmentally friendly and sustainable than traditional petroleum-based paints, they may still contain some synthetic additives and chemicals. Therefore, it is important to read product labels and choose paints that are certified as low-VOC (volatile organic compound) and free from harmful chemicals.
What can VAE do for biobased wall paints?
VAE has a lot of advantages for biobased wall paints:
- VAE is already available as Biomass balanced biobased, which is a method like used with solar&wind energy certificates.
- VAE could in theory be nearly 100% biobased, by using bio-ethylene and bio-acetic-acid
- VAE is not only compatible with a lot of biopolymers like starch, protein and soy, but can functionas a compatibilyzer as well
- VAE has very low VOC (mostly, only some acetic acid)
- VAE is low FR
- VAE is thermoplastic, therefore can be good recycled
- VAE is water solluble, therefore can be good recycled.
- VAE wall paint will probably strenghten concrete, when debris is recycled.
What about Starch?
Yes, wall paints can be based on starch. Starch is a natural and renewable material that can be used as a binder in wall paint formulations. Starch-based paints are often marketed as eco-friendly and non-toxic alternatives to traditional petroleum-based paints, as they are derived from renewable resources and are biodegradable.
Starch-based paints are typically made by combining starch with water and natural pigments, and may also contain other natural ingredients such as vegetable oils, natural resins, and plant-based thickeners. These paints have a low VOC content, which means they release fewer harmful chemicals into the air than traditional paints.
Starch-based paints are also known for their breathable properties, which allow walls to “breathe” and prevent moisture buildup. This makes them a good choice for older buildings or buildings with poor ventilation, as they can help prevent mold and mildew growth.
However, it is important to note that starch-based paints may not be as durable as traditional petroleum-based paints, and may require more frequent repainting. They may also have a different texture and appearance than traditional paints, and may not be suitable for all applications. It is important to read product labels and choose paints that are certified as low-VOC and free from harmful chemicals.