Every paint is different. Some paints contain toxic chemicals that can lead to problems like asthma. So finding a paint that is nontoxic, is important. Before decorating and painting your house you should be able to tell and know the difference in types and finishes.
If you are a family that suffers from allergies, it would be a good idea to go with a paint that is made from natural ingredients. Some paints are made from beeswax, plant oils and dyes, and water. Some paints have even more natural ingredients. Some people also use natural paint because they have lower odors, making it easier to stand while living in the house during remodels.
Your average basic paint contains VOC- volatile organic compounds, which are toxic chemicals. There are a couple of different natural paints that vary when it comes to VOC. Zero VOC isn’t what it sounds. Though this is one of the safest paints it still contains 5 or less grams. With this being such a low amount the EPA considers it to be zero VOC. This paint can be tinted almost any color. Manufacturers seem to have improved their quality in the paint over the years helping reduce the need to repaint it. When you tint your zero VOC paint, make sure that the tint you use is also VOC free. Zero VOC is also safe for pregnant women to use, because of the low amount of chemicals.
Another type of nontoxic paint is low VOC. By using water instead of petroleum it significantly lowers harmful chemicals. When shopping for your low VOC paint look at your labels because different brands vary in their levels. Low VOC paints so have an odor until they have dried completely. So if you are not supposed to be around chemicals, even if it’s a low amount you should stay clear until dry.
Some cities and states require you to use zero or low VOC so they don’t worsen the air. This happens in cities with high smug volumes. Some contractors don’t believe that this law helps very much. Because if you use a zero or low VOC paint you have to repaint more often than using a high VOC paint which you really would only need to use once.
Every day paint companies try to come up with safer, more eco friendly paints. Many paint companies have already released their own line of natural paints. Be sure to look around while trying to find the best one for you, there are many options out there to choose from.