Say yes to winter paint projects, with the right paint

Many people think interior painting is off limits during the winter, since opening the windows to ventilate would make for a pretty chilly project.  Fortunately, we can still take advantage of our winter down time – by using special paints that are safe and odor-free.

 

What causes that paint smell, anyway?
Paints have traditionally contained volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature. This causes large numbers of molecules to evaporate and enter the surrounding air, which is why products containing VOCs should be used in well-ventilated areas. Not only are VOCs responsibly for a strong odor, they can present a health risk to children, pregnant or nursing mothers, and people with asthma or allergies.

 

Safe, eco-friendly and odor-free painting
Choosing a paint that has low – or even zero – VOCs is easy, and you don’t have to compromise in any way.  We use zero-VOC paints from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams for our clients, and the benefits go far beyond odorless indoor painting:

 

Now Certified Asthma & Allergy Friendly™, this line of paint is available in the company’s full line of more than 3,000 colors. Natura goes beyond zero VOC to offer zero emissions, making it a safer paint for your family and the environment.

Natura paint:

  • Is virtually odorless
  • Is spatter-resistant
  • Provides a durable, washable film
  • Doesn’t need a primer on most surfaces

 

Natura also has the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, which is evaluated on a wide range of environmental criteria including reduction of energy and water use in manufacturing, ingredient and product safety, packaging, distribution and the brand’s corporate social responsibility. Natura was also named Product of the Year for 2015, the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation.

Natura by Benjamin Moore
Natura by Benjamin Moore
Sherwin-Williams’ Harmony isn’t just odor-free, it actually helps helps reduce other common odors in your home!  This zero-VOC formula also helps keep odors from pets, cooking and smoke at bay, keeping your rooms fresher, longer. Harmony paint’s new technology:

 

  • Helps improve indoor air quality by reducing VOC levels from potential sources like carpet, cabinets and fabrics
  • Includes an anti-microbial ingredient to help minimize the growth of mold and mildew

 

Harmony is GreenGuard® Indoor Air Quality Certified and GreenGuard® Certified for Children and Schools. These certifications assure that products designed for use in indoor spaces meet strict chemical emissions limits, and also give credence to manufacturers’ sustainability claims, backing them with scientific data from a third-party organization.
Harmony by Sherwin-Williams
Harmony by Sherwin-Williams

 

 

 

So don’t let winter keep you from getting that interior paint project underway.  Any time of year is perfect for indoor paining, when you have access to zero-VOC paint products.

Ready to do some interior painting this winter? Contact us today to schedule a free estimate.
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