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Paints and Interiors

Paints and Interiors is a small independent paint supply company specialising in the supply of professional quality paints and finishes to both Trade and general public. Owned and run by Ben Sturges, they specialise in the supply of high end Scandinavian and European paints and stains by eicó, Alcro, Scala and Osmo.

As well as being able to source and supply products by Sigma and Ursa from Europe, Paints & Interiors are one of the only UK stockists for Keim Mineral Paints, and work closely with architects and builders on listed and conservation projects.

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Paints and Interiors are taking this opportunity to talk direct to professional decorators and keen DIY about their company and the products they are really proud of. Please take advantage of this platform to interact with an innovative and industry-leading business. Ask Ben Sturges questions about what you see and read here, and contribute any constructive comments about what they do well and what they could do better.

Paints and Interiors: Company information

UK stockist KeimEstablished: 2011
UK HQ: Harleston, Norfolk
Website Home page
Contact: Ben Sturges
Tel: +44 1986 788 993
Email: Paints and Interiors

Ben Sturges on Paints and Interiors

A core element of the business is customer service, and Paints & Interiors can offer help and advice gained from using the majority of the products we sell, over 18 years in the trade.

Paints & Interiors will bend over backwards to give customers the advice and products that they need and offer a professional, personal and competitive service.

Paints and Interiors – 3 top products

Eicó Alterior range

eicó Alterior Paints

Eicó Alterior is made using 100% acrylics for both interior & exterior application.

The paints are hard wearing, quick drying, scrubbable, are resistant to UV and can be tinted into any colour.

Eicó paints are manufactured in Iceland using a carbon neutral process of geothermal and hydroelectric power and have some of the lowest VOC levels of any paint sold in the UK today.

Keim Optil

UK stockist KeimWater-based mineral silicate paint for interior application. Keim paints are based on a water glass solution and chemically etch to the substrate they are applied to, so will not flake or peel.

They are fully breathable and have the same SD value as a lime wash, whilst protecting the surface like a film-forming paint.

Keim mineral paints are free from VOC, contain no solvents and use natural minerals and pigments. Keim paints can be colour matched into any colour.

Scala Klassick Oljefarg

Klassick Oljefarg, Scala Klassick Oljefargs,A tintable oil based lasur paint (opaque stain) from Sweden. Klassick Oljefarg is a two coat paint suitable for new exterior timber. Using a Grundolja clear preserver as a first coat, Klassick Oljefarg penetrates the timber and allows the grain of the wood to be seen.

It is incredibly easy to use, dries to a rich satin sheen and requires little or no preparation. For renovation purposes, a clean down or a very light sand is all that is required, followed by a single coat of Oljefarg to give you a coating that will last for years.

And I should know, as all these paints are used on my own house!!

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Price lists

Osmo – June 2013
Keim – Jan 2014
Eico – Feb 2014

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One comment to “Paints and Interiors”

  1. Patrick Folkes

    Hi Ben,
    We’ve just launched a range of lime based paints and coatings with graphene nano-technology to provide extraordinary strength. Could this be of interest to you?
    Kind regards
    Patrick Folkes

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