Review; Dulux Ecosense Paint

Alongside holidaying we have been very busy re-decorating the Toddlers Bedroom. Progress isn’t very quick and it’s happening bit by bit. Just as well then that Dulux very kindly provided us with some of their Ecosense Paint. Now, I have to say that I would not recommend anyone get paint delivered by a courier as this did contribute a little to an incredibly bad day I was having. Basically the courier managed to break one of the tins and presented me with a cardboard box full of paint. Hmmm. Anyhow, this is not the fault of Dulux, but of a courier company who use the word ‘link’ as part of their name.

One of the main worries about decorating kids bedrooms is the potential harmful chemical stink created by paint. In fact it is actually recommended that you paint a baby’s nursery room 3 months before you put them into it. This is one reason why we have avoided decorating. However, all this changes with Ecosense paint as Dulux has virtually eliminated volatile organic compounds meaning no lingering odour and the possibility of safe decorating. From the one wall we have painted so far, this is indeed true and I felt confident letting Toddler boy return to sleep in his bedroom. Once we have done the other walls I will produce a little Vlog tour!

Ecosense paint is the sort of paint that you can feel virtuous about and it has half the carbon and water footprint of the standard paint and the range has cut waste by 50 per cent. This can only be a good thing. The range has a good selection of colours, we chose the Bellflower Blue for Toddler Boys room. However, I am tempted to be radical with our lounge and paint a few walls a different colour to cream and I quite like Beach Storm for this purpose.

I use a lot of paint at work as we are continually changing our temporary exhibition gallery and I can honestly say that this has to be the best paint that I have come across in a long time, entirely due to the lack of odour. If I can find appropriate colours in the range, we will be using this in the future for all decorating projects. Its competitively priced, produces the results you would expect from Dulux paint and has all the green credentials you would hope for in this day and age. I fully expect that this paint will be a ‘must have’ for all parents.


6 Responses

  1. Anonymous 13th May 2010 / 2:10 pm

    You should ask what other chemicals they use in their paint, there are many solvents that will "leach" out of paint that are not considered VOC's. You should consider low solvent / solvent free products, especially for baby rooms.

  2. Anonymous 6th July 2010 / 4:00 pm

    Saw this in B&amp;Q the other day and it is actually rated as &quot;minimal VOC&quot; according to the back of the can. Interesting stuff on their website too about their claims being supported by an organisation called Forum for the Future who have Jonathon Porrit as their main man so looks like their claims stand up to some scrutiny. <br />I&#39;ll definitely be giving this a go for our little

  3. Anonymous 20th February 2011 / 6:18 pm

    I&#39;ve just finished decorating my son&#39;s bedroom in Dulux&#39;s Ecosense range, and have had to go out and buy some environmentally unfriendly paint to go over the top of it. The ecosense range may make you feel virtuous and indeed has some tempting colours however it marks incredibly easily and when you attempt to wipe with a damp cloth, the paint comes off…. Not exactly hardy for the

  4. Anonymous 4th July 2011 / 11:26 am

    I agree with the comment from Anonymous on 20 February 2011. I&#39;ve had exactly the same problem painting our nursery. A damp cloth gently put on the wall to remove marks that easily occur from the slightest contact and the paint comes straight off. The walls were well sandpapered and washed down and left to dry before the first coat of paint. I&#39;ve applied two coats of ecosense paint over a

  5. Anonymous 23rd March 2012 / 2:08 pm

    As far as I can tell the Dulux Ecosense paint is just &quot;greener&quot; than their other paint. <br />Personally I use recycled paint as I am much more interested in upcycling a waste resource which is otherwise going to landfill.

  6. Anonymous 17th January 2013 / 11:14 pm

    A tip when buying any Dulux paint, check to see whether or not they do a Trade version of the type of paint you are looking to buy. If they don&#39;t then don&#39;t buy it because it is not good enough to sell to the tradesmen that use it day in, day out.<br />There seems to be a lot of &quot;gimmicky&quot; one coat, eco this, no undercoat required paints about at the moment.Pete (Dulux approved

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