Zero VOC Paint

By: Danny Lipford
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When you’re talking about interior paint, one of the big catchphrases these days is zero VOC Paint. VOCs refers to Volatile Organic Compounds. Without going into a big chemistry lesson, these things are not good for people or the environment, so removing them is a good thing.

The problem is that when you add tint to the paint to get a specific color, you put the VOCs right back in. There are companies which offer pre-tinted LOW VOC paints in a variety of colors. But remember, if you have the paint pro add anything to alter the color, you’re defeating the purpose.

A true zero VOC paint will offer a powdered tint that you add yourself, so you can choose from a wider variety of colors and still get the health benefits you want.



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