1. Company Details + Products
Handford and Green Ltd. Hanford House 12 Westlink, Belbins Business Park, Cupernham Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 7JF
Email: [email protected]
Emergency telephone no:    01794 514949   (not 24 hour)



  • Acrylic Matt – Decoration of interior ceilings and walls
  • Acrylic Low Sheen – Decoration of interior ceilings, walls and timber surfaces
  • Acrylic Satin– Decoration of interior and exterior walls, timber surfaces and trim
  • Acrylic High Gloss – Decoration of interior and exterior trim and surfaces

All safety information applies to all Hanford+Green products including those in our Microsafe anti-microbial formula.

2. Hazard identification
This product is not classified as dangerous under the CLP Regulations.


Precautionary statements
Keep out of reach of children. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Avoid release to the environment


Supplementary information:
Contains chloromethyl isothiazolinone/methyl isothiazonlinone. May produce an allergic reaction.


3. Composition + Information on Ingredients

Substance/mixture – mixture
Substance meets the criteria for PBT according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, Annex XIII
Substance meets the criteria for vPvB according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, Annex XIII


4. First Aid Measures

In cases of doubt, or when symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.


Hanford+Green paints are virtually odour free, using no odour masking chemicals. However, in the event of shortness of breath, move to fresh air, keep patient warm and at rest. If breathing is irregular or has stopped, administer artificial respiration. Give nothing by mouth. If unconscious place in recovery position and seek medical advice.


Eye contact
Remove contact lenses. Irrigate copiously with clean, fresh water for at least ten minutes, holding the eyes open, and seek medical advice.


Skin contact

Most users will suffer no harm when Hanford+Green paint comes into contact with skin, however should it cause irritation after prolonged or sustained usage, remove contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly with soap and water or use a proprietary skin cleanser. Do NOT use solvent or thinners.


If accidentally swallowed obtain immediate medical attention. Keep at rest. Do not induce vomiting.


5. Fire-Fighting Measures

Extinguishing media

Use an extinguishing agent suitable for the surrounding fire.


Unsuitable extinguishing media
None known.


Fire will produce dense black smoke containing hazardous products of combustion (see section 11). Exposure to decomposition products may be a hazard to health. Appropriate self-contained breathing apparatus may be required. Cool closed containers exposed to fire with water spray. Do not allow water run-off from fire-fighting to enter drains or water courses.


6. Accidental Release Measures
Ventilate the area. Exclude non-essential personnel. Refer to protective measures listed in section 8. Contain the spillage with non-combustible absorbent materials e.g. Sand, earth, vermiculite, diatomaceous earth and place in a suitable container for disposal in accordance with the waste regulations (see section 13).

Do not allow to enter drains or watercourses. Clean, preferably with detergent avoid use of solvents.

If the product enters drains or sewers, immediately contact the local water company; in case of contamination of streams, rivers or lakes, the relevant environment agency.


7. Handling + Storage


  • Keep the container tightly closed.
  • Avoid skin and eye contact.
  • Avoid the inhalation of spray and mist.
  • For occupational exposure control measures, see section 8
  • Never use pressure to empty: the container is not a pressure vessel.
  • Always use the supplied container.
  • The manual handling operations regulations may apply to the handling of containers of this product.



  • Observe label precautions. Store between 5°C and 25°C in a dry, well ventilated place away from sources of heat or direct sunlight.
  • Prevent unauthorised access.
  • Containers which are opened should be properly resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.
  • Store separately from oxidising agents and strongly alkaline or acidic materials.



8. Exposure Controls + Personal Protection

Exposure controls
Provide adequate ventilation. Good general ventilation should be sufficient to control worker exposure to airborne contaminants. If these are not sufficient to maintain concentrations of vapour and/or particulates below the relevant occupational Exposure Limit Values, suitable respiratory protection must be worn. Provide adequate ventilation. Good general ventilation should be sufficient to control worker exposure to airborne contaminants. If these are not sufficient to maintain concentrations of vapour and/or particulates below the relevant occupational Exposure Limit Values, suitable respiratory protection must be worn.


Exposure limit values
No exposure limit value known


Occupational exposure controls
All personal protective equipment, including respiratory protective equipment, used to control exposure to hazardous substances must be selected to meet the requirements of the COSHH Regulations.


Respiratory protection
Use a properly fitted air purifying or air fed respirator complying with an approved standard if a risk assessment indicates that this is necessary.


Hand protection
When skin exposure may occur, advice should be sought from glove suppliers on appropriate types and usage times for this product. The instructions and information provided by the glove supplier on use, storage, maintenance and replacement, must be followed. Barrier creams may help to protect exposed skin, but are not substitutes for full physical protection. They should not be applied once exposure has occurred.


Eye protection
Eye protection designed to protect against liquid splashes should be worn.


Skin protection
Cotton or cotton / synthetic overalls or coveralls are normally suitable. Grossly contaminated clothing should be removed and the skin washed with soap and water or a proprietary skin cleanser. Regular skin inspection of users of this product is recommended. Always wash your hands before eating, drinking, smoking or using the toilet.


Environmental exposure control
See section 12 for detailed information.


9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Physical state – Viscous liquid
  • Flash point – non flammable
  • Specific gravity – 1.2 – 1.5
  • Vapour density – n/a
  • Lower explosion limit – n/a
  • Solubility in water – Miscible


10. Stability + Reactivity
Stable under normal storage and handling conditions (see section 7). In a fire, hazardous decomposition products such as smoke, carbon monoxide, and oxides of nitrogen may be produced. Keep away from oxidising agent and strongly alkaline or acidic materials to prevent t he possibility of exothermic reactions.


11. Toxicological Information

There is no data available on the product itself. The product is not classified as hazardous according to Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 as amended.

Repeated or prolonged contact with the product may cause removal of natural fats from the skin, resulting in non-allergic contact dermatitis and absorption through the skin.

If splashed in the eyes, the product may cause irritation and reversible local damage.

This takes into account, where known, delayed and immediate effects and also chronic effects of components from short-term and long-term exposure by oral, inhalation and dermal routes of exposure and eye contact.

Contains reaction mass of: 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one [EC no. 247-500-7] and 2-methyl-2H-isothiazol3-one [EC no. 220-239-6] (3:1). May produce an allergic reaction.


12. Ecological Information
12.1 Toxicity

Conclusion/summary: Not available


12.2 Persistence and degradability
Conclusion/summary: Not available


12.3 Bioaccumulative effect
Not available


12.4 Mobility in soil
Soil/water partition coefficient: Not available
Mobility: Not available


12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT: Not available
vPvB: Not available


12.6 Other adverse effects
No known adverse effects or critical hazards
The product should not be allowed to enter drains or water courses or to be deposited where it can affect ground or surface waters.


13. Disposal Considerations

Do not allow into drains or water courses or dispose of where ground or surface waters may be affected. Wastes, including empty containers, are controlled wastes and should be disposed of in accordance with regulations made under The Control of Pollution Act and The Environmental Protection Act.

When this coating, in its liquid state, as supplied, or skinned, becomes a waste, it is classified as hazardous waste, with code 08 01 12 (list of hazardous wastes).

Used containers, drained and / or rigorously scraped out and containing dried residues of the supplied coating, are categorised as non-hazardous, with code 15 01 02 (plastic containers) and 15 01 04 (metal containers) (list of wastes).

If mixed with other wastes, the above waste codes may not be applicable.


14. Transport Information

Transport within the user’s premises

Always transport in closed containers that are upright and secure.  Ensure persons transporting the product know what to do in the event of an accident or spillage.  This product is not classified as being dangerous for carriage.


15. Regulatory Information
15.1. Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture: EU Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH)

15.2. Annex XIV – List of substances subject to authorisation: None of the components is listed

15.3. Chemical safety assessment: No Chemical Safety Assessment has been carried out.

15.4. Substances of very high concern: None of the components are listed

15.5. VOC for ready-for-use mixture

  • Acrylic Matt – 10g/l – VOCs EU 2010 limit 30g/l – VOC classification IIA/a. Interior matt for walls and ceilings.
  • Acrylic Low Sheen – 14g/l – VOCs EU 2010 limit 30g/l – VOC classification IIA/a. Interior matt for walls and ceilings.
  • Acrylic Satin – 25g/l – VOCs EU 2010 limit 30g/l – VOC classification IIA/a. Interior matt for walls and ceilings.
  • Acrylic High Gloss – 45g/l – VOCs EU 2010 limit 100g/l – VOC classification IIA/b. Interior glossy for walls and ceilings.


16. Other Information

The product should not be used for purposes other than those shown in Section 1 without first referring to the supplier and obtaining written handling instructions. As the specific conditions of use of the product are outside the supplier’s control, the user is responsible for ensuring that the requirements of relevant legislation are complied with.

The information contained in this safety data sheet is based on the present state of knowledge and on current national legislation. It provides guidance on health, safety and environmental aspects of the product and should not be construed as any guarantee of technical performance or suitability for particular applications.


Further information and advice can be found in:

  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002[SI2002:2677], The Stationery Office
  • COSHH Essentials: easy steps to control chemicals [HSG 193], HSE Books. Details of Control Guidance Sheets, which may be relevant to the particular conditions of use, can also be found in this publication.
  • The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 [SI 1992:2793], The Stationery Office
  • The Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1992 [SI 1992:2839], The Stationery Office


EU Legislation

Dangerous Substance Directive 67/548/EEC. Dangerous Preparation Directive 1272/2008/EC.  Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration. Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of chemicals (REACH) establishing a European Chemical Agency, amending directives 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No. 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No. 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directive 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC including amendments.  Classification, labelling of packaging of mixtures 1272/2008EC.