Embrace Eco Friendly Painting: Dive into the World of low VOC Paint

Let’s dive into a topic that’s crucial for both your health and the environment: low VOC free paint.

You might have heard the term thrown around, but what exactly does it mean, and why should you care?

Buckle up because we’re about to explore everything you need to know about VOC in paint.

What on Earth is VOC?

First things first, let’s crack the acronym. VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds.

Essentially, these are chemicals that evaporate into the air at room temperature. Now, you might be thinking, “Okay, chemicals in the air… so what?”

Well, when it comes to paint, VOCs are the culprits behind that strong, lingering odour you often notice after a fresh coat of paint.

VOCs are chemicals found in solvent-based paints and in very small quantities in water-based paints and coatings.

Their main purpose in solvent-based paints is to act as the medium to transfer the paint from the can to the surface and to aid the paint’s flow.

Claypaint tin illustration.

In paints that are not solvent based, small quantities may still be present as they act as a preservative to keep the paint from spoiling and helping it last longer than it otherwise would.

Once applied, the VOCs evaporate and it is because of this, decorating areas should be appropriately ventilated.

Better still, choosing a paint with a low or virtually VOC free content will minimise the amount of these harmful chemicals evaporating into the room you are painting.

When we talk about VOC in paint, we’re referring to the level of these volatile compounds present in the product.

Traditional paints often contain high levels of VOCs, which can pose health risks and contribute to indoor air pollution.

But fear not! Paint can be made low VOC and virtually VOC free to save the day.

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You might have seen labels boasting “low VOC” or even “VOC free” plastered on paint cans, but what do they really mean?

Well, low VOC paints contain significantly fewer volatile compounds compared to their traditional counterparts, while virtually VOC free paints contain minimal to zero VOCs.

Both are better alternatives for your health and the environment, but the latter takes the biscuit for being the greenest option around.

Now, you might be wondering, “Why all the fuss over VOCs?”

Let us break it down for you.

High levels of VOCs can contribute to a range of health issues, from headaches and nausea to more serious respiratory problems.

Plus, these sneaky compounds aren’t just bad for us humans—they also play a role in outdoor air pollution and contribute to the formation of harmful ozone.

Happy planet illustration

So, why should you make the switch to virtually VOC free paint? For starters, it’s better for your health.

By opting for paints with lower VOC levels or, better yet, virtually no VOCs at all, you’re reducing your exposure to harmful chemicals and creating a safer indoor environment for you and your loved ones.

But the perks don’t stop there. Virtually VOC free paints are also kinder to the environment.

By choosing products with minimal environmental impact, you’re doing your part to reduce air pollution and combat climate change.

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When it comes to low VOC paint, Earthborn Paints have been leading the charge for over 20 years. With our commitment to producing high quality, eco friendly paints with the lowest VOC levels possible, we’re continuing to set the standard for sustainable painting practices.

By opting for our Paint, you’re not only beautifying your space with stunning colours—you’re also making a conscious choice to protect your health and the planet. It’s a small change that can make a big difference.

Earthborn Sapling

So, there you have it—everything you need to know about virtually VOC free paint.

From understanding what VOCs are to the benefits of making the switch, it’s clear that choosing eco friendly options like Earthborn Paint is a no brainer.

So, next time you’re planning a painting project, remember to reach for the low VOC options. Your health and the environment will thank you for it!

Let’s make the world a greener, healthier place, one brushstroke at a time.

Earthborn Grasshopper

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