With numerous choices for eco-friendly paints, it makes it difficult to understand the difference. The most common choice for an green paint is a standard latex. There are dozens of decorative paints, stains and sealers but we will talk about that in a future post.
When selecting a green paint look for a third party verification like Green Seal or Green Guard. These two non-profits have much stricter standards than what is required by the federal government. You should ask to see if the paint has formaldehyde and how many VOCâ€™s are in the paint. While many paint bases are traditionally low VOC paint, the tints and colorants that are added to paint are the real cause. Many paint companies are starting to reformulate these colorants by creating color rich organic pigments. Paints that are great are LoVo, Co2, American Pride, Mystic and Yolo to name a few. Green Paint is applied slightly differently but these brands are just as durable and colors just as bold as traditional paints.