Finding environmentally safe paint is now easy and accessible. Eco-friendly paints are those that have low VOC coatings (Volatile Organic Compounds) and have no harmful chemical components as defined by Green Seal. These paints also supersede regular paints in that they meet performance standards for scrubbability, hiding power and washability.
The Green Seal, Inc., Washington, D.C., is an independent, non-profit organization working to achieve a healthier and cleaner environment by identifying and promoting products and services that cause less toxic pollution and waste, conserve resources and habitats, and minimize global warming and ozone depletion. Green Seal issues their seal of approval to products that meet approved standards for performance and environmental impacts.
For professionals in real estate, construction and development, Green Seal has a tangible bottom line benefit. As more and more buildings are being built using sustainable building practices, developers and contractors gain financial benefits from proving that products on their buildings are environmentally responsible.
If you’re looking to repaint the outside or inside of your home soon, consider these brands, which are available at local stores, or online.
Rodda’s strength is its diversity of product and its dedication to the commercial, industrial and coatings application markets. Rodda Paint has the Northwest’s largest selection of product offerings for both the professional user and the do-it-yourself homeowner.
GreenSure Paint from Sherwin Williams – With homeowners becoming increasingly aware of indoor air quality, it’s good to know that Sherwin-Williams applies the GreenSure designation to its environmentally preferred products.
Benjamin Moore Paints: Eco Spec products are 100% acrylic, which means great adhesion, easy cleanup, and fast turnaround. These are essential not only for the nonstop commercial sector, but also for busy residential households.