What is VOC-free paint and why should you use it?
In this article, we’ll take a deeper look at what VOC-free paint is, why you should use it, and, of course, the benefits that make the Pro Crew Painting crew swear by it.
What is VOC-Free Paint?
VOC-Free paint, or No-VOC is defined as the paint having zero hazardous carbon-based mixes or a minor amount of VOCs.
The small amount of VOCs can add up to fewer than five grams per litre. On occasion, however, the process of paint tinting can result in a few more VOCs being added. Be conscious of the fact that when a paint is no-VOC, there’s a chance it could still include other dangerous chemicals.
In terms of low-VOC paint, this means that the paint has a concentrated volume of precarious carbon-based combinations. The reduced amount of volatile organic compounds means that the paint won’t produce as much hazardous gas as a customary paint would. However, “low-VOC” is a contrast to other paints, meaning that paints that use this definition usually contain less than 50 grams of VOCs per litre.
The Benefits of VOC-Free Paint
Now that we’ve covered the what and why of using VOC-free paint, let’s take a look at the benefits of VOC-free paint.
Paints with low or no levels of VOC are a prime choice to use in buildings like schools and hospitals, where good air quality needs to be maintained. This also extends to buildings that generally have high foot traffic, like stratas.
This is because:
- Using low-VOC paint helps reduce allergy-causing toxins: Rest easy knowing that you and your loved ones aren’t going to be plagued with allergies triggered by traditional paints by going low-VOC.
- Low-VOC paints help to reduce the concentration of contaminants: When you use low-VOC or VOC-free paint brands, you’re helping to lower the contaminant absorption in the ozone layer, groundwater, and landfills.
- It’s easier to clean with soap and water than other paints: Have you ever had a painting project where you’ve gotten paint on yourself, and no matter how hard you scrub with soap and water it doesn’t come off until you get in the shower? Low or no-VOC paints are much easier to clean off.
- Low-VOC paints have a lower odour and less impact on the air quality: There’s nothing worse than having paint odours follow you everywhere you go in the house, even if you’re not in the room that’s been painted. Use low-VOC paints when painting to avoid a higher odour level and avoid your air quality be impacted.
- Low-VOC paints are less toxic and cause less toxic emissions: When painting in your home, you want to ensure that you avoid paints with toxins that submit pollutants responsible for causing cancer, reproductive or birth defects, or other hostile environmental effects. Safety always comes first. Protect yourself and your family by using paints that have low or no VOC.
Talk to Our Experts to Learn More About VOC-Free Paint
At Pro Crew, we have the knowledge and expertise about VOC-free paint you need. Come in today to have your questions answered and learn more about VOC-free paint… and why it’s the best option for your home! You’ll be glad you did.