At Prestigious Painting & Decorating, we care about the environment and the health and comfort of all our customers. We recognize that many of our customers are sensitive to paint fumes and may be looking for more natural choices for their painting projects. We strive to provide choices for these customers.
What are VOC’s?
VOC stands for volatile organic compounds. These VOC's are emitted as gases from a number of common household products, including paint. They are made up of a variety of chemicals.
Some of the chemicals that make up products emitting VOC's may have short and long term adverse health effects. The extent and nature of the effects vary, based on the level of exposure and the length of time the individual is exposed. Studies have shown indoor air to be 3X more polluted than outdoor air.
Low VOC Paints - A Green Solution for Your Painting Needs
It seems like the modern world is finally starting to take a step in the right direction by providing more environmentally friendly products for the common user. Among those products are low VOC paints, which are practically free of the harmful chemicals that paint often emits into the air.
The main issue with a lot of the low VOC paints out right now is that they aren’t made as strong as normal paints. They don’t stick to your walls very well or they don’t coat the way they are supposed to. We believe that you should not have to sacrifice your health or your paint job. That is why we have gone to great lengths to find the best quality, lowest chemical, environmentally sustainable, solvent free, odorless products. One of our goals is to eliminate the guesswork for you, our valued customer. Though these products aren’t entirely chemical free, they are leaps and bounds over traditional paints you may encounter and we fully support the use of them.
You may be concerned that low VOC paints are going to cost you a lot of money. Admittedly, they are more expensive than standard paints, but the environmental issues alone are enough reason to buy this type of paint, especially when you can get the same longevity out of it that you can from a traditional paint. With low-VOC paints, you can protect your health and the environment, while still getting the look that you’ve always wanted.
If you are interested in “Going Green” with your paint job, contact us to schedule a free estimate and consultation!