Recent Low And No-voc Paint Articles

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11 Tips to Green your House Painting Project

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 15, 2014

1. Paint for results that will last for years. This has the green effect of reducing the amount of material you use over time. Buy quality paint and never apply it to a dirty, damaged,...

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Enjoy Good Healthy Fun with No-VOC Paints

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 25, 2014

You've probably heard of the dangers of decorating your home with paint high in volatile organic compounds which off-gas toxins harmful to human health. But what about the supplies...


Mixed Opinions on Painting Vintage Furniture

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2014

There is a movement currently afoot to rescue vintage furniture. Old wooden dressers, vanities, chairs and the like are being bought at garage sales or retrieved from roadsides –...

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Do Your (Interior) House Painting Homework

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 14, 2014

When your home’s interior needs a decorating boost, painting is a cost-effective method which can give you a great new look with a price tag much lower than that of a complete...


New No VOC Paint Prevents Mold and Bacteria

Posted by Cris Carl | May 23, 2011

The newest thing in no VOC (volatile organic compound) paints is an additive material known as “Microban®." “Microban® is the only non-chemical, non-metallic, anti-mildew...

Is your air cleaner making your air quality worse?

Posted by Cris Carl | Jul 14, 2010

Ozone can be good or bad – depending on where it is. The good ozone occurs 10 to 30 miles above the earth and protects us from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. Bad ozone occurs...

The Greenest Way to Use Aerosol Spray Paint

Posted by Kevin Stevens | May 20, 2010

Aerosol cans have been around for nearly a century; they were first used for non-painting applications, such as applying pesticides and other liquids. In 1949, Edward Seymour invented...

Green Paint Strippers

Posted by Caryn Colgan | Feb 23, 2010

There are three common ways to remove paint and varnish: sanding, scraping and strippers. Paint and varnish can be abraded away with sandpaper or removed with a scraper or putty knife....