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"Vividness: Ecological Paints of Interior Surfaces"
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The word "paint" is defined as ‘a substance used for decorating or protecting a surface which, when applied to it dries to form a hard coating.’
Paints, therefore, have a dual purpose:
-to PROTECT and
The basic qualities and characteristics of a QUALITY PAINT are the following:
Quality Paints, in other words, must cover all surfaces effectively.
Quality Paints must be capable of enduring washing and rubbing.
All VECHRO Ecological Paints for walls and ceilings are classified into top quality category 1 ( EN 13300) regarding endurance to liquid washing and rubbing.
Quality Paints for Exterior Surfaces must also :
However, Quality Paints have to be, above all, Ecological and Friendly to humans and the environment from the first moment of its production, during its usage, until…the end of its ‘life’!!!!!
Ecological paints and varnishes are those products that pollute the environment the least “throughout their entire life circle”, that is from the mining of the raw materials, the production procedure, the packaging, the distribution, the usage/application and duration, to final availability to the environment. Accredited Ecological products include the least possible amount of solvents and no toxic or other substances harmful to humans or the environment.
Ecological products combine ecological properties with excellent technical performance, accredited by an independent foundation from the European Union. More specifically, only the products which bear “The Flower”-the European Union Ecolabel- can be named Ecological. More information can be found in ec.europa.eu?environment/ecolabel/
VECHRO, by achieving its strategy schemes and having incorporated in its logo the motto “Think Ecologically-Paint Ecologically”, revolutionizes the Greek paint market accrediting for the very first time Ecological Paint Systems that comprise basic, popular products and not few products for specific usage and purposes. This option made VECHRO :
-a company with an Ecological profile to consumers’ conscience.
-No1 company in Sales and Accreditations of Ecological products in the Greek Market.
-No3 company in Europe with the greatest number of Ecological Accredited products(76 in total).
VECHRO, responding to the challenges of the times and the European Union regulation 2004/42/EK for reducing the percentage of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in paints and varnishes, was the first to launch reliable paint and protection systems for all surfaces in the Greek Market.
More analytically, complied VECHRO paints and varnishes bear the Low VOC sign which indicates low content of VEC and sheer compliance of the company with the new regulations and the relevant Ecolabels on the packaging of the products.
As a last word, it is worth noting that VECHRO-the indubitable leader of Ecological Products in the Greek Market- is the first company in Europe that offered paint and protection Systems for wooden surfaces with the product named Smaltolux Extra.
USE COLOR TO ALTER THE SIZE OF YOUR SPACE
-If the ceiling is too low, use vertical stripes or bright white colour to create a sense of height.
-If you feel that your ceiling is too high, use dark shades on the walls and darker ones on the ceiling or separate horizontically the surface in 2 parts and use different shades. ‘Lowering’ your ceiling can also be achieved by using the same shade in 10-15cm on top of the wall.
-If you wish to make your space look ‘bigger’ use light shades and avoid contrasts or paint some exotic landscape, which will create a ‘distance’ between the walls.
-If you wish to make a narrow place look ‘wider’, use light shades for the big sides of the walls and dark shades for the narrow ones.
-If you desire to make your space look ‘smaller’, use dark, warm shades and create great contrasts or create a big window on your wall, which can be painted in a different, contrasting shade from the rest of the place.
-If you want your space to look ‘narrower’, use dark shades for the big sides and light/bright shades for the narrow ones.
-You should always bear in mind that whenever choosing shades for indoor spaces, the shade should be a little darker, since sunlight always makes colours seem lighter.
-Finally, when choosing indoor shades do not forget that shadows and the lack of ample light make colours seem darker and more greyish; that is why a lighter shade is always preferable.
Gloss paints reflect light to a great extent revealing any surface imperfections, while they do not absorb fumes and can be easily cleaned.
Satin and semi-mat paints combine the qualities of gloss and mat paints without extremities revealing a sense of luxury. They can be easily cleaned and, therefore, constitute the ideal solution for children’s rooms or rooms which are excessively used.
Mat paints reflect light to some extent and are able to ‘cover’ surface imperfections.
The color of two surfaces might seem the same if observed under specific circumstances and at the same time might seem different if these circumstances change. This phenomenon is called metamerism and can be attributed to the following reasons:
-The different texture of the surfaces which influences the amount of the reflected light from the 2 surfaces as perceived by the observer.
-The different lighting.
-By a combination of factors which result in the appearance of the phenomenon, whether the surface is in a long or short distance.
In the following example the 2 shades are presented with no significant differences when observed under natural light, but they seem quite different under the light of a white bulb!
Undeniably, the colours that surround us (work or house environment) affect our psychological and emotional state.
-RED….increases blood pressure, heart beating rate and triggers intense emotions of passion. It also stimulates our appetite ; that makes it an excellent choice for restaurants and dining-rooms.
-ORANGE….creates a sensation of warmth, friendliness and hospitability-exactly the atmosphere you dream of for your living-room.
-YELLOW….has the potential of drawing attention and arousing optimistic and blissful emotions-ideal choice for children’s rooms.
-GREEN….The colour of rest and coziness. The light shades of green are perfect for bedrooms, while its more intense and dark shades would ideally suit bathrooms and kitchens.
-BLUE….means relaxation and nirvana. Feel the sense of relaxation and calmness.
-PURPLE….an extremely eye-catching, impressive colour.
The only thing you have to do is simply to be inspired by the wide range of the ecological VECHRO products and set your imagination free creating the most impressive and imaginative combinations for your place.
Your mood is then to follow…
VECHRO advices you for frequent painting problems you may meet.