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Mythic paint

Paint I avoid

Blog, Little Greene, Mythic paint, paint

Update May 2013 This article written in Aug 2011 applies to general decorating scenarios, and holds good for trade and DIY decorators. I don’t use vinyl matt emulsions or contract emulsion any more, because they have proven very unreliable – for me. No touch-ups possible with darker colours, and the big one, crazing cracking caulk. Read More

Mythic semi gloss review

Blog, Eco, Mythic paint, paint

Mythic offer eggshell, semi gloss or gloss for interior trim or eggshell or semi gloss for exterior trim. This is a Mythic semi gloss review. I reviewed the Mythic latex primer, here, and have slightly amended it based on recent usage. However, I still say it is an outstanding primer. Over bare MDF it goes Read More

Eco paint – Mythic paint reviews

Blog, Eco, Mythic paint, paint

There is eco and there is eco. Mythic makes some pretty big claims about the eco credentials of their paint – no VOC, no toxin, no odour, high performance. What’s not to like. Mythic paint reviews reveal if they are true?! If you take the bones out of these Mythic paint reviews, which, based on Read More

Mythic paint review – primer

Blog, Eco, Mythic paint, paint

I have been testing Mythic here for a while, with plenty of encouragement and fantastic tech support from Mythic UK. (This was in the TDS days, sadly no more.) Mythic is American, relatively new to USA, and very new to UK. My understanding is that the paint system was developed as a result of 9-11, Read More

Eco paint news round-up

Blog, Eco, Mythic paint, paint

I regularly come across sites and products related to eco painting and decorating. Some ideas are positive, whereas others, to me, just endorse the lip service mentality of monolithic chemical companies who don’t really care about the environment, if it hits their bottom line. Here is an eco paint news round-up. Community RePaint This recycling Read More

Green paint products – a minefield

Blog, Eco, Marketing, Mythic paint, paint

Over the years I have used all sorts of green paint products. Think Safer Stripper, low odour acrylic paints and granola friendly wood treatments. However my complaint is that, with a few exceptions, Green paint products or “green stuff” doesn’t seem to function or last as well as the traditional unfriendlier products. Green paint products Read More
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