Stop and think, just for a second, about the last time you painted the inside of your house. Other than the fresh look it gave your home, what is the other ‘one big thing’ you remember most about your painting experience? If you’re like me, you remember the smell of the paint, and the days it took for that odor to dissipate. Windows would be left open and fans would be left running to hurry the drying process… because the paint gave off its own chemically-charged odor. Didn’t you use to wonder if breathing paint fumes was actually harmful? Of course now we know that they were, and still are. Next time you paint, organic house paint with low to zero VOC’s may be your better option.
Traditional house paint is made with volatile organic compounds, or VOC’s for short, which include ‘human-made’ and naturally occurring chemical compounds. Human-made compounds are synthetic or petrochemical based. It’s these different combinations that create the VOC’s that create odors (offgassing) that emanate from house paint and make for an unhealthy breathing environment. These gases carry chemical compounds into the air, and cause a long list of common side effects for people, from eye and respiratory irritation to an increased risk of asthma. Pregnant women beware, for an active agent in some fumes is glycol ether, which is suspected of increasing a woman’s risk of miscarriage. Next time you put on a fresh coat, consider a healthier choice by using organic house paint with low to zero VOC’s.
Organic House Paint is Healthy
These responsible suppliers only use natural ingredients in their product. Since petrochemicals and synthetic ingredients are not used, zero harmful compounds are emitted into your breathing air. Perfectly safe ingredients like water, marble, clay, plant dye, beeswax, milk, natural oils, mineral pigments, casein and chalk are raw, organic materials are being used to create today’s organic paints.
Consider too, that because organic paint lines emit low to zero VOC’s, they are safer to use while pregnant. And, organic house paint solves the odor problem, because it is practically odorless when applied, and is totally odorless after it dries. Remember, no petrochemicals or synthetic ingredients to create odor, right? So you can breathe a little easier knowing that you have some healthy options painting with these products.
But, does organic house paint perform?
These paints are just as durable, offer the equivalent coverage of their chemically-laden competitors and come in the same vast array of colors. Walls painted with organic paint are easy to clean with the wipe of a sponge, and because organics are permeable, painted walls ‘breathe’, allowing your house to have a more natural feel.
If there is a down-side to organic paints, it would be the cost. Yes, they can be a little pricier but not by much. When you consider the significance of the air that you and your family are breathing, it’s worth it in terms of your health, don’t you think? Breathe easier, reduce the potential of risky side effects that come with traditional house paints, and consider using organic house paint with low to zero VOC’s for your next painting project.
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