How to Go Green with Eco-Friendly Paint Choices

Green PaintersEco-friendly is the new everything. We recycle. And up-cycle. And generally do our best to try and take care of this planet we call home. Years ago, lead-based paint was commonplace. These days, it’s one of the things we investigate before buying a vintage home. But even when the utilization of lead-based paint was a thing of the past, we still had to contend with fumes and disposal.

Painting is different now. Now, you can go green with eco-friendly paint, no matter what color you choose.

Painting professionals offer the most technically advanced eco-friendly products to their customers. Working in conjunction with manufacturers, the folks doing the work know how to deliver the best end result, while keeping their customers and their craftspeople safe for the duration.

Eco-friendly Paint in Illinois

Given our long, hard winters and sometimes overly wet springs, you might think your job isn’t a good candidate for these green products. Not true. Local professionals in the business point to their trusted manufacturers. These products stand up to professional use in both home and commercial applications. Even the ones in the midwest.

Low/No-VOC Products

These painting and primer products contain low or no volatile organic compounds, or VOC. What does that mean for you? Low to no odors which preserve your indoor air quality. It’s a natural choice that’s easy for anyone to embrace, and a lifesaver for those with respiratory issues such as allergies and asthma. Sherwin Williams offers four brands of water-based paint (Harmony, Duration Home, ProgreenTM200, Builders Solution) that meet or exceed Green Seal criteria, which sets eco-friendly guidelines.

Benjamin Moore is another trusted partner that manufactures Natura, a zero-VOC paint that has been certified asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) for meeting their guidelines.

Even better? These products come in a wide choice of colors that are durable, washable, and beautiful. Paint that stands up to an active household means you’ll be painting less often. And that makes good environmental and economic sense all around.

Go Local to Go Green

Another way to go greener is to choose a local painting professional. These folks are part of the community, and living and shopping locally is an excellent way to increase accountability and reduce transportation costs for everything from products to the painters themselves. We all live and work in the same space, why not work together?

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