Wednesday, July 14, 2010

ECO FRIENDLY PAINTS

Natural, Low VOC and Zero VOC Paint for Clean Air

We have been looking for paints that are natural, Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) or Zero VOC. Low VOC paints.

Painting with eco friendly paint has taken a little time and effort just to find the paint itself.

I have heard that the paint may not cover as well, so more coats of paint may be needed.

Some eco-friendly paints may have to be ordered by the store upon specific request. Therefore a paint project requires some advance planning just to have the correct supplies.

Painting with an eco friendly paint is safer for the environment than most commonly used paints.

Eco friendly paints are less toxic and less likely to cause allergic reactions. Painting with eco friendly paint takes a special effort, but pays off in better health and a healthier environment.

Here are some paints we have looked at:

1. http://www.yolocolorhouse.com
2. http://www.sherwin-williams.com/pro/green/index.jsp
3. http://www6.homedepot.com/ecooptions/index.html


We have opted for Sherwin-williams because their Harmony paint has no VOC and has great colors.

2 comments:

Building a House and Home said...

I just found your blog and am so happy to have another resource. Of course, I am all the way across the country. But hopefully I can still learn from some of your lessons!

jay wes said...

I have used the Fresh Aire Choice from Home Depot with no problems. Primer worked great with coverage and the paints came out really good. Best part, NO VOCs. Interior residentially, I don't know why someone would use toxic paints. (You can check out my blog for it in action - My Big Green Renovations)