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Frequently Asked Questions
This page list all the FAQs, you can fliter them by selecting a category.
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Environmental/Health & Safety
Use and Recycling
Acrylate Preference Criteria - all about
Are natural paints better?
Are paints environmentally friendly?
Asbestos in textured coatings
Can Expanded Whites be painted?
Cleaning up spills
Dispose of leftovers
Do paints contain lead?
Does colour matter?
FAQs relating to REACH
FAQs relating to sustainability
Find a Decorator
Food packaging test houses
How are overlaps between REACH and other legislation avoided?
How do coatings help provide a sustainable world?
How do I become a Printing Inks member?
How do I paint a radiator?
How do I recycle paint?
How do I remove graffiti, and protect against graffiti?
How does BCF monitor its members' progress on sustainability?
How does REACH promote innovation and development of safer substitutes?
How does REACH work?
How much paint to use?
How much to spend
How much will REACH Cost?
How safe are the inks on my food packaging?
How to Wallpaper
How will nanoparticles be treated under REACH?
How will REACH authorisation work in practice?
I have seen a wallpaper in a magazine, can you tell me where I can buy it?
Independent Assessment and Testing
Industrial Paints - useful links
Ink migration in food packaging - all about
Interesting facts about printing inks
Is my ink hazardous?
Is there a right order to painting a room?
Laboratories analysing metals in inks
Lead in Paint
Lead in painted surfaces
Matt, gloss, silk, satin - what do they mean?
Painting a nursery
Painting a panel door
Paints and their uses
Removing old lead paint
There is a fault with my wallpaper, what should I do next?
Typical uses of paints
Under REACH, what does "review" mean, what topics will be reviewed and by when?
Under REACH, what does the European Chemicals Agency do?
Under REACH, will articles that contain chemicals be labelled and will consumers have access to the information on chemicals reg
Wallpaper symbols - what do they mean?
Water and Solvent borne paints
What are the different types of Industrial Coatings?
What are the industry obligations under REACH?
What are the key improvements under REACH for environment and health from the agreed package?
What are the main benefits of REACH?
What are the overarching aims of the REACH regulation?
What are VOCs?
What do I need to know about Paste the Wall wallpaper?
What does design repeat mean?
What does sustainability mean to BCF and its members?
What does the pattern match on my wallpaper mean?
What is a straight match?
What is an offset match?
What is free match?
What is microporous paint?
What is Paint?
What is the BCF's membership position on sustainable development?
What is the carbon impact of an ink?
What is the difference between REACH and the present system of chemicals management?
What is the timeline for REACH?
What paste and paint would you recommend for my wallpaper?
What should I do with my old ink cartridges?
What steps are BCF members taking to reduce the impact of their activities on the environment?
What type of wallpaper can I use in a bathroom?
What type of wallpaper can I use in the Kitchen?
What's different about REACH
When do I use an oil/ When do I use a varnish?
When should I use lining paper?
When will the guidance and tools for REACH be available?
Where can I find a RAL colour chart?
Where can the REACH agreement be found?
Where to buy wallpaper
Where would we be without paints, coatings and inks?
Which are the most dangerous substances under REACH? How many are there?
Which chemicals are excluded from REACH?
Which international activities concerning chemicals exist under REACH?
Why does BCF have a sustainability policy?
Why has my paint yellowed?
Why is REACH, this new EU Chemicals Policy, needed?
Will REACH become the world standard for chemicals legislation? Which other countries may orient their system according to REACH
Will REACH result in more animal testing?
Will the use of hazardous substances be restricted or banned under REACH?
Wouldn't it be quicker to paint, than wallpaper?
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