Romabio Interior Mineral Paints
I have someone who wants to use Romabio interior paints. I had never heard of them but the local paint store that sells Benjamin Moore also sells Romabio so that does give them a bit of credibility.
So far what I’ve been able to find out is from their website. The quotes below are from their website, https://romabio.com/romabio-interior-paints/
“Romabio Interior Paints are all C2C Certified, Zero VOC, hypo-allergenic, and virtually odorless. They offer excellent adhesion, with high resistance to mold growth without the need for biocide additives.”
OK, that doesn’t sound too bad.
“The potassium silicates micro-crystallize onto your walls, continuously absorbing CO2, and cleans the air in your home for years.”
My BS meter just bent the needle. No way paint can absorb meaningful amounts of CO2 — for years.
“Our paints are mineral based and they have unique qualities that prohibit mold growth without adding biocides, antimicrobial agents or mildewcides. Their high pH level naturally creates an environment where mold cannot get its nutrients and survive.
ROMA’s EcoDomus mineral line paints have a pH of 10-11… Also, mineral paint has a crystalline molecular structure that permits the wall to breath allowing air and moisture to move freely in a closed environment, not inherent in acrylic based products.”
A pH of 11, I’m thinking that’s going to melt your flesh and disintegrate your clothes if you touch it.
Maybe I’m being unfair, but it seems to me the website is a bunch of junk science. My experience is that products that rely on misleading claims aren’t to be trusted. I’m just curious if anyone has real-world experience with the product or comments.
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