These days, everything is “green” – even the paint you use to paint the interior of your home is more environmentally friendly. With low or no VOC paint you can now paint the walls of your home and breathe easier literally. Paint is known to have over 10,000 chemicals and hundreds of those chemicals have been known to cause cancer. Every time you breathe in that new paint smell, you are increasing your chances of getting sick or even getting cancer. Paint also has something called VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, which turn into ozone when they come in contact with the atmosphere. This is why today, many paint brands are using less VOCs, which has a number of positive advantages. Here are the benefits of using low-VOC paint for your home’s interior.
One of the biggest advantages is that low-VOC paint is applied almost the same exact way as regular paint, but has almost no odor. Can you imagine painting your entire home and not having to spend a few days somewhere else while the paint dries? With low-VOC paints, painting your home is easier and as odor-free as ever.
Also, low-VOC paints are incredible easy to clean up much easier than regular paints. In fact, with low-VOC paints, all you need is some soap and water to clean up after you are done painting your home. Moreover, if you happen to have a few drips, or even spills, cleaning them up is easier than ever. With low-VOC paints, you don’t have to worry about a paint spill turning into a bigger mess when you go to clean it up, which can be common with regular house paints. Even if you get a few spots on your clothing, or furniture, they can be removed much more easily.
Low-VOC paints are also better for the environment. If you want to paint your home, but don’t want to have a huge impact on the environment, using low-VOC paints will greatly reduce your carbon footprint. Because low-VOC paints don’t have ozone layer creating compounds, so you don’t have to worry about releasing toxic emissions into the atmosphere. Also, when you go to throw out the paint, you don’t have to worry about the excess paint in the can harming the groundwater or polluting the soil when it gets transferred to a landfill.
Lastly, low-VOC paints are easier than ever to find. More and more hardware stores are stocking their shelves with low-VOC paints – mostly because the demand is so great. Even professional painters are using low-VOC paints, because they truly understand the negative impact of using paints that are harmful to the environment, as well as their clients. Best of all, you don’t need to worry about big price hikes, which is common with other environmentally friendly products. In fact, low-VOC paint is virtually the same price. Not only is low-VOC paint good for your health and the environment, but it also won’t set you back too far if you are doing your renovations on a budget.