Paint the Town Green With Eco-Friendly Paints

What is an Environment-Friendly Paint?

Nov 29, 2017
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Paint the Town Green With Eco-Friendly Paints

Technology has been very good in bringing environment-friendly products to the market. There are now eco-friendly options that you can use to paint your home. Eco-friendly paints can assist in beautifying your home without much risk of putting damage to Mother Nature or to your house’s immediate surroundings (which includes the people living in it).

With that in mind, what’s the problem with using conventional paints? Also, did you know that just picking any random paint on the market will bring about different disadvantages? We’re not just talking about the environment here. Using chemically-riddled paints will let you and the environment suffer from Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs), and these are substances can do more harm than good.

What is an Environment-Friendly Paint?

Now that we know a bit more about why you should stay away as much as possible from the eco-friendly paint. Many paint manufacturers are now more obliged than ever to create environment-friendly paints that comply with the standards of the new EU limits on VOC levels. Eco-friendly paints will have low or zero VOC levels, which means it won’t do much harm to the environment or to the health of the household members.

Still, if we look into the core definition of what eco-friendly paint truly is, then there’s no cut-and-dried description of the term. There are still paint manufacturers that use petrochemical or synthetic-based ingredients in their paint mixes, it’s just that these chemicals are in fewer amounts than the norm.

Are Eco-Friendly Paints More Complicated to Use Than the Conventional Paints?

The first challenge that you’ll face when dealing with environment-friendly paints is to find them on the market. It’s because these natural alternatives only cover a minute portion of the market. Most of the market is still covered with the conventional paints that might be full of VOCs. With that being said, you should still practice due diligence in looking for these natural paints for the benefit of the planet and the people within the surrounding areas.

So Does That Mean Eco-Friendly Paints are Good?

Truth be told, natural paints are just as good as conventional paints, according to several reports. With that in mind, some manufacturers retailers will sell their eco-friendly paints with a hefty price tag because it requires a more delicate approach than the norm to create the product.

 

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