Eco friendly paint

As more and more families are opting to go green with their homes, we at Local San Diego Painting often gets asked about low-VOC paints. The term VOC stands for volatile organic compounds. Defined, VOCs are unstable, carbon-containing compounds that readily vaporize into the air.  As paint dries, these harmful VOCs are released into the air at high levels, causing air pollution and potential health issues which can be problematic for people with breathing problems such as asthma or emphysema, pregnant women, or families with small children and animals.

Enter low-VOC and no-VOC paints, (eco friendly paint) which are now widely available and sold by most major paint manufacturers. In addition to healthier air indoors, low-VOC paints also release less gas into the atmosphere, decreasing their carbon footprint.

Advantages to Low and No-Voc Paint and the use of Eco friendly paints

The biggest advantage to low and no VOC paint is that they give off very little odor. Because they also tend to dry quickly they provide excellent coverage.  In addition, these paints offer a durable finish.  This is especially true now that more and more options are being introduced. Also, they can be applied to many different surfaces. Best of all, they are easy to find and are available in a great variety of colors.

While low and no-VOC paints are better for the atmosphere, these paints can contain other solvents and additives that can be harmful. When purchasing paint, it’s important to understand everything that goes into the paint you’re buying. Paints that are labeled “non-toxic” or “natural” are the ones to look for. Read the label to ensure they contain no extra solvents or additives. Ask the retailer where you’re purchasing your paint, and do some research on your own about any brands you’re considering. If you’re still not sure about which brand is best, ask an expert at your local paint store or call Local SD Painting.

More Eco Friendly Paint Options

If you’re looking for a more eco friendly paint, there are many to choose from. These include recycled paint, and plant- or mineral-based paints. If eco friendly paint is important to you, be sure to check out these alternatives before buying.

Consumers continue to demand more earth-friendly options. Therefore, paint companies will continue to come up with safer, greener options for your home.  On your next interior paint job are you interested in using low or zero-VOC paint? Then, don’t hesitate to call us at Local San Diego Painting