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OUR MATERIALS Environmentally friendly products are growing more popular, paint companies are offering paint labeled either "Low VOC" or "No VOC." While these labels sound positive, it's important to understand exactly what they mean so you can make an informed decision when buying paint. Our painters use brands that have no VOC options. These are Behr, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams.
WHAT DOES VOC MEAN? VOCs are found in many building materials and are partially responsible for that new paint smell. VOC stands for "volatile organic compound". As these paints dry and coalesce, they chemically evaporate and off-gas somewhat. Voc’s are found in many building products that combine glues, paints, plastics, carpets, etc. Studies have found that levels of several organics average two to five times higher indoors than outdoors, according to the Environment ProtectionAgency (EPA). VOCs can contribute to irritation to your airways, headaches, nausea, and even health problems like damage to the liver, kidneys, or central nervous system. It may be healthier to use products with minimal amounts of VOCs whenever possible.
LOW VOC VOC paints have reduced amounts of volatile organic compounds, which means they don't off-gas as much as higher VOC paints.Low VOC means that it is low compared to other more traditional paints. There have been no standards created as to how ‘Low” was created, It's simply measured in comparison to other paints. Paint brands that have low VOC options include Behr, Farrow & Ball, and Para. However, this is not an extensive list as other paint companies offer low VOC options as well. NO VOC Paints stated as “no VOCs” have zero organic compounds in them. They still contain harmful organic compounds though. In fact, the paint tinting process can sometimes add some VOCs. If there are family sensitivities to certain aromas, they may not have the same protective properties as low VOC paint, but can be a great option. Brands that we use that have no VOC options are Behr, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams and there are other paint brands that make non-toxic paints as well.