Are you looking for an eco-friendly way to paint your house? This year make your home more eco-friendly. Use eco-friendly paint to make your house beautiful without harming the environment.
Switching from your conventional paint to eco-friendly paint can do more than just help the planet, it can also prevent you from inhaling cancer causing chemicals that are formed when paint is mixed with phenol and formaldehyde. Using eco paint can reduce the likelihood of asthma in your child and may minimize the risk of allergic reactions, such as irritation to the lungs, eyes, and skin. People who have contracted these illnesses may not know that it was caused by the paint in their house, so before you buy a house, ask if it's been painted with conventional paint, and if so, find out if you can have it repainted with eco- friendly paint.
What happens with non eco-friendly paint?
If you use paints that are not eco-friendly, you will expose yourself to airborne chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Volatile organic compounds are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. Volatile organic compounds can stay in your house for several years.
Stores that sell eco-friendly paint
Finding a store with eco-friendly paint can be a real chore. You have to know what paints are friendly and those that are not. Look for eco paints that meet the Green Seal Standards. Green Seal is a nonprofit organization that strives to improve environmental standards for many products. Some stores tha sell eco-friendly paint are: Home Depot, OSH, and TrueValue Hardware.
Types of eco-friendly paint
There are many different kinds of eco-friendly paint you can use for your home.
Clay paint is one of the most commonly used natural paints. Clay paint is made from earth-based minerals and it's solvent is made from mostly water. If you are looking for an earthly look for your home, clay paint is a good choice.
Lime wash is another great eco-friendly paint product. Lime wash is made from calcium based minerals and is combined with water to make a simple natural paint. Lime wash is a paint that can be used for indoors and outdoors, however, it can only be used with materials such as brick, wood, plaster and concrete.
Milk paint has protein in it called Casien. When Casien is separated from the milk, and mixed with clay and water and powder, it forms a thick eco-friendly paint. Milk paint is intended for use as an interior paint.
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