Natural and DIY Home Improvement: 10 All-Natural Environment-Friendly House Paints

Old Fashioned Milk Paint

Milk paint, as the name implies, is made from milk and comes in powder form. Simply mix it with water and a pigment and you can start painting. While it works best on porous surfaces, such as bare wood and raw masonry, you can use it to cover metal and glass by stirring Old Fashioned Milk Paint Extra-Bond into a first coat. It smells like milk too.

Yolo Colorhouse

You Only Live Once so indulge yourself with a natural paint that’s eco-friendly right down to the 70% recycled plastic container. Yolo paints are free of hazardous air pollutants, ozone-depleting compounds, and formaldehyde. That makes them very low odor and great for people with sensitive allergies. You can pick from 92 different hues.

Harmony by Sherwin-Williams

Technologically sophisticated natural paint that works in tandem with the air to keep a room smelling fresh all the time. Not only is the paint itself free from odors, but it also acts like a carbon filter, soaking up strong scents from pets, cooking, and smoke. Say goodbye to those cries of “What’s that smell?”

Green Planet Paints

Green Planet paints are natural because they’re made from soy, not acrylic or latex. Take your pick from eggshell, flat, or semi-gloss finish, and up to 120 all-natural colors.

Anna Sova Healthy Paint

Healthy Paint is made from 90% food-grade ingredients. It also meets California’s Prop 65 standards, which means it contains none of the chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects. That makes it a particularly excellent choice for any toddler’s room.

Auro USA Paints

Expect to emit a powerful aura in rooms painted with natural Auro USA paints. They’re made from 99% natural raw materials, contain no petrochemicals, and are manufactured using sustainable practices. Multiple varieties cater to both indoor and outdoor surfaces. It’s also biodegradable, in case you ever need to discard leftover amounts.

Safecoat Paint

So safe that doctors recommend them to people with supersensitive allergies. The paints are regularly used in schools, hospitals, and nursing home facilities. Several unique blends are available for wood, wallboard, and metal. None of the varieties include harmful ingredients like formaldehyde, ammonia, or heavy metals, and there are no added fragrances.

Bioshield Clay Paints

Clay is the main ingredient to this natural indoor paint. Its earthy colors and gritty texture lend any room a classic Southwestern feel. Apply it to drywall, plaster, and masonry. You can even ditch the dehumidifier, because clay paints regulate indoor moisture levels and reduce moldy odors.

Make It Yourself

Feeling a bit of DIY? How about making your very own natural paint? Like most DIY projects, it’s cheaper than buying. One popular recipe calls for flour, water, clay, and mica, but you’ll find an abundance of other recipes online. Sample a few and find one that works best for you. Once you do, you’ll have a great paint to rely on.