What Is Low-VOC Paint or VOC-Free Paint?
There are two main types of eco-friendly paint: Low-VOC and VOC-Free paints. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are chemicals that are not known to be particularly good for the environment or one’s health. They tend to emit more chemicals into the air and have less water solubility, making them take longer to break down in the environment.
Low-VOC paint and VOC-free paint are both more sustainable than traditional options, but there is a slight difference. Low VOC paint must have less than 50g per litre of VOCs, while VOC-free paint will have less than 5g per litre. If you are unsure which option is right for your home, one of our expert painters would be happy to explain the options further.
Where Can I Use Paint With Low or No VOCs
When homeowners decide to use paint with little to no VOCs, they often wonder if the type of paint works well everywhere. As you may know, professional painters often suggest using a different type of paint for home exterior projects than they would recommend for your home’s interior. Luckily, there are low-VOC paint options for both interior and exterior spaces. Paint with less volatile organic compounds is great for indoor use because it reduces the amount of contaminants you breathe and is gentler for those with sensitive allergies. On the other hand, using low-VOC paint outside is crucial for environmentally conscious homeowners since your exterior paint can directly impact nature.
The Benefits of Low-VOC Paint
There are countless reasons to switch to low-VOC paint when repainting your home. Each homeowner will be drawn to eco-friendly acrylic paint or eco-friendly spray paint for different reasons. Some are attracted by the health and safety benefits. Others choose low-VOC paint for its reduced environmental impact. Some of the other benefits of low-VOC paints are:
- Easier on Those With Allergies
- Reduce contaminants released into the ozone, groundwater, and landfills
- Less odour and better air quality
Why Low-VOC Painting Isn’t a DIY Project
Many homeowners think about using low-VOC paint on their own. At Five Star Painting of Edmonton NW, we strongly recommend using a team of professional painters when choosing low-VOC paint. While eco-friendly paints have many amazing advantages, they are more difficult to apply, and DIY results may be disappointing. Low-VOC paints use organic solvents, which makes it more difficult to apply an even coat. On top of that, the drying time is different from the standard paint brands. However, our masterful painters have enough experience with low-VOC paints to make them look flawless. When you work with us, you can get the advantages of eco-friendly painting and excellent results at the same time.
Request a Free Eco-Friendly Painting Service Estimate Now!
At Five Star Painting of Edmonton NW, we believe in making things as easy as possible for you! We want to make it easy for you to get eco-friendly painting services in the Edmonton, Dovercourt, Wellington, and Athlone areas. We also make it easy to understand the pricing of our painting services by offering free, no-pressure estimates. Homeowners can trust that our prices are fair and fixed because we never add on hidden expenses or fees after we have finalized the price. That’s the sort of customer dedication that has made us the most trusted name around. Request your free eco-friendly painting estimate today!