Once you've found your favorite shade, click the ADD TO CART button. You can purchase a color sample by selecting "Sample (A4 adhesive)" under product selection or purchase a tin (or tins) of paint by selecting that option. Select the desired quantity of samples or tins. When you click the shopping cart icon at the top right corner of the page you can see the products in your cart. You can also go to the shopping cart page to edit your order.
When you are satisfied with your choices, go to the checkout from the CHECKOUT button. Enter shipping and billing information and select a shipping and payment method. Payment is made via credit card or Klarna invoice.
Once the payment is successful, you will see an order summary and receive an order confirmation email. The products you buy will be packed for delivery as soon as possible, so now all you have to do is wait.
Sorry, we are unable to change orders after they've been submitted.
We accept currently major credit cards, Apple pay and Paypal. Our payment system providers are Stripe and Paypal.
Currently only credit cards, Apple pay and Paypal are available for payments.
Payment will be debited from the card immediately upon a successful order.
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You can read more about the processing of personal data in our privacy statement. Additional questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delivery, exchange and return
We use GLS as our logistics partner for delivery in the EU.
Samples always ship free. The delivery cost is EUR 10 for paint. Free shipping on orders over EUR 200.
Shipping time varies between locations and is estimated at 2-5 days.
You can track your order with the link provided in the shipping confirmation.
Unfortunately, we are unable to change your order information once your order has been submitted.
If your order includes multiple paint cans and a set of accessories, your order may arrive in several different shipments. However, if not all products were received after reasonable time, please contact our customer service at email@example.com.
Contact our customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that in plastic-free paint natural oil easily rises to the surface in the tin. With thorough mixing the paint will regain its even consistency.
Our products have a 14-day return policy. Please contact us first by email at email@example.com and provide a brief reason for the return. In response, you will receive detailed instructions for returning the product.
The returned product must be unused, in a condition fit for sale and in its original packaging. The paint can must be unopened. You will have to pay the return postage. We will refund the purchase price of the product as soon as possible after the return is received, using the payment method used in the original payment. If you do not contact us within 14 days of receiving your order, we reserve the right not to accept returns. Please note that failure to pick up your order is not the same as a return.
One tin of paint with its packaging weighs about 6kg. A package of three paint cans and a painting supplies set weighs about 22kg.
www.coverstorypaint.com ships to Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
Cover Story also ships within Finland from www.coverstorypaint.fi
General information about paints
A paint binder binds the paint's ingredients together, enabling it to create a dry film on the surface you're painting. Most common paints use a variety of synthetic raw materials, such as plastic, as binders. Because Cover Story is plastic-free, 100% renewable natural oil acts as a binder for Cover Story paints.
VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds can leach into the air from substances such as paint. They are harmful to human health and increase the ozone concentration in the atmosphere, which also hurts the environment. Many hardware store paints release VOC emissions during painting and drying. Cover Story paint is completely VOC-free.
Gloss refers to the ability of a surface to direct reflected light. Cover Story paints have CS Signature matte finish. Low sheen level with approximately 5% light reflectance make them suitable for both walls and ceilings.
Paints are often classified according to which thinner is used. You can come across water-thinned and solvent-thinned paints. The purpose of the thinner is to regulate the flowability, application properties, leveling and drying of the paint. Water is the most common thinner used in interior paints. Water-borne paint is a safer choice than solvents for the environment, health and painting comfort. Yet, while water-borne is a good thing, it doesn’t necessarily make the paint environmentally friendly or safe. Many water-borne paints contain harmful VOCs as well as plastic. Because we want to make even better paints, all Cover Story paints are plastic-free and VOC-free. Because Cover Story paints evaporate mainly water into the air, the indoor air stays clean and the risk of allergens is low. Cover Story's near odorless and fast-drying water-borne paints make the painting experience more comfortable.
Cover Story's paints
We believe that the color surrounding us is the most important interior element of a space. Yet choosing the perfect shade from hundreds of options is not easy. That’s why we’ve curated a color palette with just the right options. The 42-tone palette chosen by our color experts is perfect for northern light. We guarantee you don't need more choices.
Priming is usually only necessary for the first treatment of a surface. So you can paint a new shade on top of old paint without a separate primer. With Cover Story paints, priming is not necessary, so look for your shade in our color chart and surround yourself with goodness. If you are painting a new wall or ceiling for the first time, or painting an old, untreated surface, it is a good idea to put a primer under the topcoat. You can conveniently order Cover Story primer from our online store - look for 000 PRIMER.
With Cover Story wall and ceiling paints, you can paint unpainted and previously painted paneling, wood, plasterboard and stone surfaces indoors. The paints are also suitable for cardboard, brick and rendered surfaces. Thanks to their excellent breathability, Cover Story paints are also great for interior log surfaces.
You can. Because Cover Story paints are completely plastic-free, they do not form a plastic film on the paint surface, allowing underlying structures to breathe. Plastic paints impair the breathability of a log surface. That’s why Cover Story’s plastic-free paints are perfect for painting the log interior of your summer home.
Cover Story paints are suitable for painting directly onto varnished wood. However, if you want to ensure adhesion, you can lightly sand the surface with sandpaper. A primer is not necessary.
Yes, you can paint Cover Story paint on top of wallpaper. Our paint works on surfaces in the same way as acrylate paints - it's opaque and spreads well. However, we generally recommend first removing the wallpaper for best results.
If you want to paint over the wallpaper, make sure the wallpaper is firmly adhered. Poorly adhered or broken wallpaper may warp during painting. Minor wear and tear may be ok, but painting over a surface will not repair it. Also, note that wallpaper seams and embossments are easily visible.
However, you can paint on top of paper wallpaper if it's in good condition. A few notes about painting: Apply the first coat of paint as quickly as possible, avoiding unnecessary rubbing, as paper wallpaper is very sensitive to moisture. Allow the first layer to dry well. You can paint the second layer thicker, as it will no longer be absorbed by the wallpaper but will sit on the first layer of paint.
Yes. With Cover Story paints, you can paint the walls and ceilings of all the dry spaces in your home.
Absolutely, Cover Story paints give surfaces a rich matt finish that is beautiful on interior walls and ceilings.
Please note, however, that you cannot paint directly onto a plaster ceiling surface with water-based paint. So before painting, make sure that your ceiling can withstand the water-based paint and will not soften on contact with water.
Absolutely. Our paint behaves the same way on surfaces as hardware store paints that contain plastic, therefore you don't need to do a separate surface treatment when repainting.
Cover Story paints are fully matt interior wall and ceiling paints that leave an even matt surface. Matt paints are more sensitive to changes than glossy paints if the surface is subjected to heavy wear. If you want a matt paint for doors, our paint works fine for repainting over traditional acrylic paints. If the doors don’t get heavy wear, you can paint them with Cover Story paint, but be prepared for possible repainting.
Unlike doors, moldings are less likely to endure wear and tear so they can be painted in the same shade as the wall without problems.
Our paints can be used on fiberglass wallpaper. When calculating the amount of paint, it is worth noting that the wallpaper surface may absorb more paint than the smooth surface, so we recommend using less paint towards the top edge.
Like regular interior wall paints, Cover Story paints have a heat resistance of about 80 degrees celsius. If the heat in the fireplace rises no higher than this, our paint is fine for this purpose.
Cover Story paints are fully matt interior wall and ceiling paints that leave an even matt surface. Matte is more susceptible to changes than glossy paints if the surface takes hard wear. That is why we recommend you use a different product for heavy-duty furniture. However, surfaces like shelving may be ok to paint with our paints - keep in mind that wear affects the durability of the paint surface.
Cover Story paints work on paintable surfaces in the same way as ordinary acrylate paints, which means that you can also paint Cover Story paints over rough decorative surfaces like a plastered wall. Please note that the new coat of paint will not even out the decorative coating. However, the new paint will adheres and spread well, so you don’t need a coat of primer under the paint.
A rough surface may absorb more paint than a smooth wall surface, so we recommend applying a little more paint. Also, you should choose a roller with lengthier pile.
If the lime-painted surface has a layer of wax over it, the new paint will not stick and the wax should be removed before painting. If there is no wax on the paint, you can paint directly on top of the lime paint.
Absolutely. Our paints are odorless and plastic-free and do not release harmful VOC emissions into the air. Unlike many hardware store paints that contain plastic binders, Cover Story paints use 100% natural oil as a binder. Because no plastic film forms on the surface to be painted, the structures are allowed to breathe, which reduces damage caused by moisture such as mold. And because our color chart is curated in 32 lovely shades, your child is guaranteed to find their favorite!
Cover Story paints have CS signature matte finish with low light reflectance of approximately 5%.
All our paints are fully matt and leave a smooth matt surface. If the surface is subjected to dirty hands or splashes, the wall can be wiped with a damp cloth to prevent the dirt from sticking. The matt surface is resistant to gentle wiping, so it's fine to clean off the dirt and splashes caused by normal life. However, glossy paint copes better with hard wear and tear than matt paint.
Yes. Most paints use a variety of plastic materials as binders. For us, plasticity is a fundamental choice. Why? Firstly, plastic-free paint does not form a film on the surface to be painted, but allows underlying structures to breathe. Secondly, environmentally harmful plastic does not biodegrade in nature. And third, there is already enough plastic in the world.
All paints basically consist of a binder, a pigment, a solvent and various excipients. All Cover Story paints are waterborne and made with the best pigments. The binder oil is renewable and plant based (castor oil).
Cover Story paint's raw material suppliers are located in Finland and Northern and Central Europe.
Yes. Cover Story paints do not contain products of animal origin and Cover Story does not test its paints on animals. Note, however, that all paints contain ingredients that may have been tested by chemical manufacturers in animal experiments over past decades. Animal testing of chemicals is regulated at the EU level by the REACH Regulation, and authorization for animal testing must be applied for from the European Chemicals Agency.
We don't charge extra for tinting. With Cover Story paints, the stated can price is the actual cost, unlike the pricing of traditional paint manufacturers. So you can make your decision based purely on what shade you like.
Cover Story paints are available in 3.6 liter cans. One 3.6 liter can paints an area of about 30-40m².
You don't need any special equipment to open the paint can. The lid can be opened with a screwdriver or even a house key.
We have put together three different sized painting supply kits containing everything you need. The EPISODE I set has a metal roller frame, a large and a small roller, brush, tape and mixing paddle. In addition to these, the EPISODE II set includes an extension arm and a roll of protective paper. The third set, ENCORE, contains top up supplies for those who have already painted. Find the right set for your needs in the painting supplies category.
Cover Story paint has M1 label for emissions and odor. M1 is issued by Finnish Building Information Foundation RTS and is the strictest level of building materials emission standards by the issuer.
For quality control, a laboratory sample is taken from each batch of paint. This ensures that the paints in each production round of Cover Story are odorless, easy to apply and quick-drying. Quality control ensures that all Cover Story paint shades are the CS signature matt we have developed.
Use, recycling and maintenance
It's difficult to choose the perfect shade of interior paint based on tiny printed color strips. That’s why we use A4 adhesive samples that stick directly to the wall or ceiling and are painted with genuine Cover Story paints.
Because we've made it so easy! In addition to being financially a good option, a DIY paint job is also fun and rewarding. We think painting is decorating, not renovating. With the right supplies (found in the Cover Story supplies set), high-quality paints, and a few tips (check out the bottom of the Home page for work instructions) you’re sure to succeed. We believe that painting with a friend and a good playlist is not only therapeutic, it's the best way to put your own unique stamp on your home.
Sometimes life gets in the way. If you simply don't have the time or energy, the fastest way to surround yourself with your favorite shade is to use a professional painter. In large-scale refurbishment projects or when decorating a new build, sometimes it can make sense to invest in the expertise of a professional.
The amount of paint required for one coat can be estimated by multiplying the width of the surface to be painted by its height. Be sure to then double this number, as you will get the best result with two coats of paint. One 3.6 liter paint can is enough for one coat on a surface of 30-40m². If you have leftover paint, give it to a friend or store the tin carefully for the next use. See the tip below on storing an opened paint can.
An unopened paint tin can be stored without deterioration for several years. After it's been opened, it can be kept in a warm, dry place with the lid tightly closed. Water-borne paints do not withstand freezing, so don't leave your paint in the shed over winter. Tip: If you think you may not use all the paint at once, don't dip your painting equipment in the tin as you paint. Instead, pour the paint into a separate container, such as a roller tray - this way you won’t transfer contaminants to the can and the paint will stay usable for longer. Clean the can's edges and lid and close it tightly for the next use. Be sure to mix the paint thoroughly before the next paint job.
Don't worry if oil has formed on the surface of the paint. In plastic-free paints natural oil will commonly rise to the top of the tin. With vigorous mixing or shaking, the oil will blend back in with the pigments.
Unfortunately, waterborne paints do not withstand freezing and unusable paint should be recycled. Take a look at the following recycling instructions.
If there is a lot of paint left over, delight your friend with a batch of Cover Story! Alternately, an opened paint tin can be stored for future use (see previous FAQs). Once you have painted all the surfaces you want, recycling is the last stage of the painting project. Remember that liquid paint and paint waste are officially classified as hazardous waste (despite the fact that our paint is plastic-free). In other words, if there is liquid paint left on the bottom of the can, set it aside for hazardous waste collection. Regional collection points and recyclable collection trucks receive hazardous waste. If the paint has caked to the bottom of the tin you can dispose of it into mixed waste. Painting supplies should be cleaned immediately after use and stored for the next painting project. The high-quality painting tools in the Cover Story painting supply kits have been selected and tested so they'll last time after time when well maintained. Dry brushes and rollers that are past their usefulness belong to mixed waste, as does the wooden mixing stick. The metal roller frame and any empty paint cans should go to metal collection.
Cover Story paints come in tins that can be recycled as part of your metal collection. Recycling metal saves energy and natural resources, as metals can be recycled numerous times without deteriorating in quality. However, check that there is no liquid or scaly paint on the bottom of the can - if there is, then the can is hazardous waste. However, if there are traces of completely dried paint left on the bottom, the can is recyclable.
It's recommended you clean painting supplies immediately after use, as the paint will stick to the brushes as it dries. Cover Story paints are water soluble, which means that water alone is enough to clean the equipment. However, brushes must be soaked and any paint residue removed from equipment before you can rinse it under running water. First blot or wipe off excess paint on the edge of the paint can or onto some newspaper, then put the brushes in a separate container such as a bucket. Allow the paint residue to settle to the bottom of the soaking pan. Water separated from the precipitate can be poured down the drain and equipment can be given a final rinse under running water. Dried paint can be disposed of in mixed waste. If you are planning to paint the next day, put the tools in a plastic bag. This way you avoid unnecessary washing and you can easily continue your paint job. See work instructions and Painting Supply Cleaning Instructions at the bottom of the page.
Surfaces painted with Cover Story paints can be washed with water and, if necessary, with a neutral detergent. Ceilings and walls are best cleaned with a dampened mop or microfiber cloth.
Cover Story paints are made in Finland.
Painting supplies are made in China, the Czech Republic and Italy.
Cover Story packaging for paints and supplies is manufactured in Europe. The wooden materials for the roller arms and extension arm are Danish beech, the paint cans are made of European-sourced tin-coated steel, and our paint trays are metal. Plastic and metal components are from China.
No paint waste is generated during manufacture - any product residue is utilized in the next production batch.