Products are made
using traditional recipes and through modern research we have identified which
ingredients can be safely reintegrated into the cycle of nature whilst offering
a technically mature and professional product.
Processing of the raw
ingredients is kept to a minimum, and energy efficient processes are used in the
manufacturing of our products.
Renewable resources, that are plentiful in
supply, such as plant oils and minerals, are used in order to ensure as little
impact upon the environment as possible.
Products are packaged in steel
tins, brown paper bags and glass which all can be easily recycled.
are used as liners for the pigments to contain the fine powder, and plastic
emulsion tubs may be be purposefully reused in the household, garden or on a
We reuse packaging for mail order, so please don't be surprised
if your paints arrive in a box that says "wine" or
"biscuits"! Reuse is better than recycling!
We no longer prints wasteful colour
charts, single hand-painted samples are instead available on request.
Nutshell paints are not tested on
Paints are manufactured in England and Europe, helping to cut down on
unnecessary transport of goods, and providing local jobs for local people.
implement a social engagement policy by providing Local Government Units for
individuals with Learning Disorders with interesting and achievable
manufacturing and packing jobs.
For the past 4 years we have worked together with Plymouth City Council creating work opportunities.
We support a number of social and environmental enterprises
and charities, such as SUSTRANS and Amnesty International.
Many paint products contain plastics that seal the wall surface, creating a
“plastic box” for a home. NUTSHELL
NATURAL PAINTS are different in that they are microporous, they allow the walls
to “breathe”. Conventional impermeable paints lead to excessive wall
condensation that can give rise to the growth of dangerous moulds. Our products
allow moisture to pass through the surfaces and thereby avoid this common
problem. Rooms painted with NUTSHELL
Emulsions don’t have to be vacated, so they make an economical; choice where
offices, hospitals and schools are under pressure of time and space.