Auro has been busy developing a new paint range that has been based on their new binder – REPLEBIN®. This new biogenic binder (made of plant alcohol ester with organic acids) manages to hold the paint together better than any of its forebears. This means that it has excellent abrasion characteristics. The new paint passes the Class 1 high abrasion resistance test.
The binder also helps the paint cover a variety of surfaces. The new 524 is able to cover a wide range of existing types of finish. This means that you may well need one less coat of paint. This can save a lot of time and resources and this leads to a saving in cost. 524 is suited for all indoor surfaces, it adheres to old and new plaster including lime plaster, dry lining boards, previously painted surfaces even on latex (vinyl) paints and other ‘difficult’ substrates. Note that it is suitable for lime. Most emulsions are not suitable for lime plasters due to the need for the plaster to breathe. With 524 it has an SD value of 0.05, so it is an open pored product.
The use of natural ingredients (in line with Auro’s philosophy) means that the paint is low odour and also classed as VOC free. The ingredients are also vegan.
This binder is holding together improved ingredients that create a paint that is very opaque. This is important as it means that it can obliterate variations in the existing wall finishes. This means that even dark or patterned surfaces can be covered white quick and easy: It is classed as a top opacity product with a rating of 99.5 % (Opacity Class 1).
As far as application is concerned the paint dries quicker than its predecessors and can be easily applied by
brush, roller or with spraying equipment. It has little to no dripping and splashing, thus making painting more pleasurable.
The paint is more expensive per litre than other natural paints, but it is cheaper than many of the ‘designer’ paints. So if you are looking for the highest quality paint, with the best environmental credentials then look no further than the 524.