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The Old Garage
West Street
Powys, LD7 1EN
(Opposite Knighton Library)

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Fax: 01547 52 88 99

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Earthborn Clay Product Information... >Go to our online-shop here<

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What is Claypaint and
why is it so special?

How to apply

Is Claypaint suitable for lime plaster,
lime wash or lime rendered walls

paint instructions-030
How does Ecopro Emulsion
differ from Claypaint?

Is Claypaint suitable
for kitchens
and bathrooms?

How durable is
Earthborn Claypaint?

Earthborn Casein Paint.
Is it a convenient alternative
to Claypaint and Emulsion?

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  1. a damp problem
  2. Can I overpaint vinyl
  3. Earthborn Casein
  4. How do I apply claypaint
  5. Ecopro Emulsion
  6. How durable is Earthborn paint
  7. Is Claypaint suitable for kitchens & bathrooms
  8. lime plaster, lime wash or lime
    rendered walls
  9. Can I use on childrens cot/toys
  10. paint suitable for animal enclosures
  11. surface is powdery


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Earthborn Claypaint is emulsion paint (water based wall and ceiling paint). It is a unique paint and differs from other emulsions by having very high clay content. The first things that most people notice when using Claypaint is that it has little or no smell and covers exceptionally well. The high clay content gives the paint a beautiful creamy consistency making it a joy to use. It also results in its distinctive totally matt flat finish. The lack of oils and acrylics also makes it very breathable. It is a unique paint with unique qualities.
Ecopro Emulsion has been formulated specifically for contracts where a true eco paint is required but without the requirement for the special qualities of Claypaint. Ecopro Emulsion has similarities to conventional Emulsion paint but has been specially formulated without oils and acrylics. This results in a high performance, microporous (breathable) paint that provides an economic alternative to conventional emulsions where an eco finish is required.

Claypaint can be applied by brush, roller or spray in the same way as emulsion paint. The method of application will affect the finished texture; a roller will give most texture (the longer the roller hair the greater the texture) and a spray the least. Most people find a short pile roller provides the best finish.

Child Friendly...

Earthborn Claypaint, Eggshell, Wood Stain and Ecopro Emulsions have all been certified as being safe to use on children’s furniture and toys. (EN71:3)

Casein paint is a paint based on milk proteins. It was widely used as an alternative to commercial chemical paints before the development of our advanced eco paints. While its formulation is very different, it shares many properties with Earthborn Claypaint; however, Claypaint offers higher levels of performance. Supplied as a powder, Casein Paint has to be mixed with water before use and it only achieves full covering power when dry (encouraging inexperienced users to apply it too thickly, resulting in a poor surface finish). Casein Paint is not as convenient to use as Earthborn Claypaint and Ecopro Emulsion, but some people appreciate its smooth, visually soft appearance, which is why it remains in our product range.

Clay Paint


Child Friendly

OSMO Product Information... >Go to our online-shop here<

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>Maintenance leaflet.pdf

opaque_gloss_wood_stain.pdf polyxoiltints.pdf
2010 UV-Protection-Oil Extra.pdf BRUSH CLEANER AND THINNER SAFETY.pdf


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  1. What would happen if I did use Osmo over another finish?
  2. What would you recommend for my Oak/Pine/Spruce Floor?
  3. What is the drying and curing time?
  4. Can I use Osmo finishes on veneered wood?
  5. What product would you recommend for my veneered Oak internal door?
  6. Why has the finish not dried?
  7. I'm looking for a clear/natural finish for exterior use, what would you recommend?
  8. How long will the finish last?
  9. How do I renovate?
  10. What happens if I damage part of my floor?
  11. How many coats do I need to apply to protect my wood?
  12. Can I apply any more than two coats?
  13. What is the drying time for Osmo finishes?
  14. Can I speed up the drying time?
  15. My finish has taken longer than 8-10 hours to dry.
  16. How do I clean the rollers or brushes?
  17. Can I use white spirit?
  18. Which product do you recommend to stain my floor?
  19. Difference between Wood Wax Finish Transparent and Polyx Oil Tints?
  20. Can I acheive an opaque or solid colour effect with any of your finishes?
  21. Are the Osmo finishes compatible with silicone sealants?
  22. How do I prepare the wood surface for using Osmo?
  23. Can I spray apply any of your products?
  24. Can I get a glossy finish with any of your products?
  25. Can I enhance the sheen on my satin finish?
  26. I have applied a satin finish and now I would like a matt finish, is this possible?
  27. Where are Osmo products made?
  28. Are your products certified?
  29. Are your timber products FSC-certified?
  30. How do I apply the finish?
  31. Applying Osmo Professional Oils?
  32. Can I mix colours?
  33. Why does the wood look patchy after applying your finish?


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Treatex Product Information... >Go to our online-shop here<

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Products Overview

pe-004 Treatex Hardwax Oil Natural

Treatex Hardwax Oil Natural can be used in two different ways:

1) as a base coat which is designed to neutralise the colour change caused by applying Treatex Hardwax Oil Clear. To change the appearance of light coloured timbers such as oak as little as possible, brush (not roller) on a thin coat of Treatex Hardwax Oil Natural on to unfinished timber, before sealing with clear Treatex Hardwax Oil. Treatex Hardwax Oil Natural should not be used as a base coat on darker coloured timbers.

2) as a top coat on top of our Spruce Colour Tone. For a whiter white seal our Spruce Colour Tone with two coats of Treatex Hardwax Oil Natural.

Safety Sheets: >11004

pe-002 Treatex Hardwax Oil Clear

Protect and enhance the natural beauty of wood with Treatex Hardwax Oil. Suitable for all types of internal joinery including floors, stairs, doors and worktops. Available in three different sheen levels Matt (least shiny), Satin or Gloss (most shiny). Apply two coats with a brush or roller. For oily or dense timbers thin the first coat by mixing in 10% Treatex Thinner. Treatex Hardener can be added to Treatex Hardwax Oil Clear to increase the mechanical resistance of the finished surface. One coat of Treatex Hardwax Oil Natural or Treatex Colour Tone can be applied underneath Treatex Hardwax Oil Clear.

Safety Sheets: >007 >008 >1100 >11001 >11002

pe-006 Treatex Colour Tones

Wood doesn’t always match the other colours in our home. Don’t fret, change the colour of interior timbers with our range of colour tones. Brush or roller on one coat to unfinished timber. Remove any excess product immediately with a lint free cloth. Allow to dry then seal with two coats of Treatex Hardwax Oil Clear, or for a whiter white seal Spruce with Treatex Hardwax Oil Natural. Different timbers will take colours differently, we advise to do a sample before finishing the whole area. All Treatex Colour Tones can be mixed.

Available in: Teak, Mahogany, Slate, Pebble-Grey, Spruce, Chocolate,
Light-Oak, Medium-Oak, Dark-Oak, Antique-Oak & Ebony

Safety Sheets:
>11020 >11030 >11050 >11060 >11070 >11080
>11081 >11082 >11083 >11084 >11090

pe-003 Treatex Floor Care


Cleaning and maintenance product for floors finished with Treatex Hardwax Oil. When your floor looks dull, clean using Treatex Floor Care, which contains vegetable oils and carnauba wax. As the surface is cleaned a thin replenishing and protective layer of wax is also applied. Dilute 25-50 ml of Treatex Floor Care in 5 litres of water. Mop the surface with this solution or use a slow buffing machine with a white pad ensuring that the mop is only damp and never wet.


Safety Sheets: >1160

Linseed Oil: Linseed oil is a clear to yellowish oil obtained by pressing the dried ripe seeds of the flax plant.
Sunflower Oil: Natural sunflower oil is the non-volatile oil pressed from sunflower seeds.
Jojoba Oil: Jojoba oil (pronounced “ho-HO-bah”) is the liquid wax produced in the seed of the Jojoba.
Beeswax: Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the bee hive of honey bees of the genus Apis.
Carnauba Wax: Arnauba is a wax obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm.
Candelilla Wax: Candelilla wax is a wax derived from the leaves of the small Candelilla shrub.

Link List

  1. Why hasn’t my surface dried within 3-6 hours?
  2. How can I clean brushes and rollers?
  3. What should I do with cloths covered in Treatex products?
  4. What can I do if the surface becomes dull?
  5. I have applied two coats of Matt but I would prefer a Satin finish. What Can I do?
  6. Can I apply Colour Tones on top of Clear?
  7. Do I have to apply clear Oil on top of Treatex Colour Tones?
  8. What is the aproximate coverage of Treatex Hardwax Oil?
  9. Is sanding necessary on a newly installed floor?
  10. My Treatex Hardwax Oil has a skin on it. Can I still use it?
  11. Can I alter the sheen level of Treatex Hardwax Oil?
  12. Can I apply Treatex Hardwax Oil over other finishes?
  13. Can I use Treatex Hardwax Oil outside?
  14. Can I use Treatex Hadwax Oil in my bathroom?
  15. Will Treatex Hardwax Oil prevent my dog scratching my floor?
  16. Can I use Treatex Hardwax Oil over under floor heating?
  17. Can Treatex Hardwax Oil be used round a fire place?
  18. Can I use Treatex Hardwax Oil near my swimming pool?
  19. Can Treatex Hardwax Oil be used to seal porous stone?
  20. I am about to finish two rooms and a hallway. Is there a best place to start?
  21. How should I apply in relation to the board direction?
  22. How can I avoid roller overlap marks?
  23. If I start application with a brush round the edges first, will roller application later be ok?
  24. Can you recommend a product to fill blemishes prior to coating?
  25. We had a new oak parquet floor fitted 18 months ago. We are developing small cracks between blocks – will Treatex Hardwax Oil fill these gaps?
  26. I have old pine boards finished with shellac which I would like to refinish with Treatex Hardwax Oil. I heard you could use methylated spirit to remove the shellac, is this correct?
  27. I have a wenge work surface that I would like to apply Treatex Hardwax Oil to. What is the best way to do this?
  28. Is Treatex Hardwax Oil Clear Matt completely clear when dried on green oak beams?
  29. I have a floor with a built in fish tank. Should I remove the fish before finishing the floor with Treatex Hardwax Oil?
  30. I spilt Treatex Floor care on my formica surface and it was left to dry solid. How can I remove this?
  31. I have applied one coat of Hardwax Oil Clear and my floor looks patchy. Is this normal?
  32. Do I need to cloth off Treatex Colour Tones?


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