The reason we use Eco Friendly Painting and Low VOC Paint – Caring about the environment is still very much in style, but even if that fades away caring about the wellbeing of your family never will. No part of you wants the people that you share a home with to come to any kind of harm. What you rarely expect is that this directly connects to choosing the paint you’ll be using on your walls. Not all paint products are created equal, and some are more environmentally friendly, and better for you and yours, than others.
The danger that we’re referring to takes the form of household toxins called VOCs, or “volatile organic compounds” for short. These compounds are released into the air by drying paint, and you do not want those you care about to be breathing these in if possible. The reason that paint even has any of these to begin with is that they assist in its spreadability, ability to keep from freezing when it gets cold, and adhering to surfaces. While this means that most paints will contain at least some of these toxins, there are eco friendly painting products out there that reduce their amount drastically.
Eco Friendly Painting Using Latex Paint
Mostly a latex paint is a low-VOC paint, since oil-based paints give off very high levels of volatile organic compounds. Thankfully technology has come a long way since the days when oil paints were almost exclusively used, and environmentally friendly latex paints actually have a number of advantages.
Those of you who need to have your painting project done by a certain date will be thrilled to hear that low-VOC latex paints dry much faster than their counterparts. Anyone who lives with a lot of other people will like how it’s both durable and easier to clean up. If you have children using these paints will be good for your home, but more importantly a much healthier option for your kids as well.
Low VOC Paint versus Oil Paint
There are a few times when using oil-based paint will be unavoidable. The most common of these is when the walls you’re looking to have refreshed have already been painted using oil paints. If you opt for latex in this case the paint won’t properly adhere, with the vice versa being true if latex paints were first used. While you want to opt for the healthiest choice you also want your paint job to look good and last a long time.
In this case you want to be on the lookout for low odour oil paints and primers. They won’t be as good as latex paints, but it’s still a step in the right direction for keeping your family in mind.
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