Published at Thursday, November 16th, 2017 - 11:52:21 AM. . By Tia Mccarty.
Types of Non toxic Paints - Low VOC:These paints use water instead of petroleum to carry the paint. To be considered Low VOC, a paint may only contain 250 grams of VOC per liter. Likewise, varnishes are limited to 380 grams of VOC per liter. However, many reputable paint companies offer paints with even lower VOC levels. Look for Green Seal Certifications. Zero VOC: These paints still contain VOCs but are limited to less than 5 grams of VOC per liter. Natural Paints: These safe paints are made solely from natural ingredients, including substances like water, clay, chalk, plant dyes, natural latex and even milk and beeswax. You can search for natural paints online.
There are many benefits to using non toxic paints including: Easier clean-up with soap and waterEasier disposal optionsLess odor during application and usually no odor once the paint is dryA shorter waiting period to safely occupy the roomSignificant reduction in toxins released into the air Non toxic or Natural Paints These paints are produced by a variety of manufacturers and come in several options. Many of the paints are now available at mainstream home improvement stores as well as at local specialty paint stores. As with many eco-friendly products, there are no official federal guidelines regarding labeling, so VOC standards may vary by manufacturer. Consult the paint labels or ask your in-store paint specialist for clarification if you have questions. You can also look for paints that have Green Seal certifications.
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