Is Low VOC Paint Environmentally Friendly? First of all, what exactly is Low VOC Paint and what are the benefits? VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds are chemicals used in many types of paints and coatings.
Naturally, any paint that has a lower amount of these chemicals will be less harmful on the environment. While Low VOC paint is not 100% Eco Friendly, it is a much safer alternative than traditional house paints.
Because paints with high levels of VOCs could affect people with existing Asthma or breathing sensitivities, we suggest a less harmful paint. Additional effects of breathing paint with too many VOCs may result in skin, throat or nasal irritation or a burning sensation in the eyes. Consequently, we always suggest using a Low VOC paint whenever possible.
In addition to the increasing popularity of environmentalism, many local customers are looking for a more green way of painting homes. And while Low or No VOC paints sound like sustainable products, not every paint is created equal. Furthermore, fully understanding the long-term health effects associated with Volatile Organic Compounds.
Whenever you inhale fresh paint, your body in consuming VOCs. It is important not to spend too much time inhaling these toxins as they can adversely affect your respiratory system. Not only is low VOC house paint better of the environment, it is also better for you and your family.
By the same token, low VOC paint does cost a little more than standard house paints and may not offer as good of coverage. Consequently, you may require additional coats of paint to obtain the same results as standard VOC paint. At the end of the day, the decision is yours. If you would like more information about the benefits of low VOC paint, contact our offices.