When choosing the best paint for your home, it’s crucial for you as the consumer to know about the healthiest and environmentally friendly options available for your health, home, or business. Low or zero VOC paints have become an increasingly popular choice among consumers for a variety of reasons.
VOCs stands for Volatile Organic Compounds, and they are solvents that get released into the air as paint dries. The VOCs contribute to that new paint smell, so many of us are familiar with smelling after a paint project. Inhaling VOCs can cause health problems to the human body. It’s best to use paints that have low amounts or zero VOCs to protect your health and our environment.
Low VOC vs. No VOC
Traditional paints emit a higher amount of VOCs into the air during the painting process. Low VOC labeled paints have smaller amounts of volatile organic compounds, and No VOC paints have no volatile organic compounds. The plus side to both these options is there is very little odor, and it is better for your health and the environment.
Keep in mind that proper ventilation during interior painting projects is extremely important for your health and safety. Opening windows will help ventilate and allow for faster drying times.
Low VOC Paint Options
- Benjamin Moore Low VOC Interior Paints: Aura Interior Paint, Aura Bath & Spa Paint
- Sherwin-Williams Low VOC Interior Paints: Harmony Interior Acrylic Latex
- Valspar Low VOC Interior Paints: Signature Interior
No VOC Paint Options
- Benjamin Moore Zero VOC Interior Paints: Eco Spec
- Sherwin-Willams Zero VOC Interior Paints: ProMar 200 Zero VOC Interior Latex
- Behr Zero VOC Interior Paints: Pro i300 Interior Paints
We hope this was helpful and informative for you on the topic of safer and eco-friendly interior paint options. We are committed to partnering with companies with the highest standards for safer, healthier, and environmentally friendly paint products.
If you have any questions or need an interior painting update in your home, our team at R&J Painting is here to help!