An image to help painters learn about VOC (volatile organic compound) paints. It has a green background with a pink circle and pastel lime chemistry vial inside the the circle.

What Are VOC's?

VOC (volatile organic compound) paint has become a popular choice for many homeowners and contractors in recent years. It’s important to understand the potential risks and benefits of using this paint before making a decision on which type to use. 

Harmful to humans and environment

These compounds are released into the air as the paint dries, and can have negative impacts on indoor air quality. They have been linked to a variety of health problems, including respiratory issues, headaches, and even cancer. Short term health problems are headaches and dizziness to a runny nose and itchy eyes. Always use a paint mask for your own safety, like the ones here. Now let’s take a look at the options available for this type of paint.

Low-VOC/no-VOC options

A photo of two yellow and white paint cans against a yellow wall to help painters know that there are VOC paints and no-VOC paint options available.

If you’re concerned about the potential health risks of VOC paint, there are alternative options on the market. Low-VOC paint has significantly lower levels of VOCs compared to traditional paint. No-VOC paint does not contain any compounds at all. Benjamin Moore offers a super helpful resource on finding the right VOC paint for your home.

More expensive

While the health benefits of using these alternative paint options may be worth the extra cost for some people, it’s important to note that they tend to be more expensive than traditional paint. Clare offers a wide variety of non volatile organic compound organic paint. Let’s take a look at the qualities of this paint next.

Durability and performance

These alternative paint options don’t always perform as well as traditional paint in terms of coverage and durability. It’s important to do your research and test out different brands to find the option that works best for your needs. You just have to keep in mind what you want and weigh the options for yourself. 

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, this specific paint is harmful to humans and the environment, but low-VOC and no-VOC alternatives are available. These options may be more expensive and may not always perform as well as traditional paint, so it’s important to weigh the pros and cons and choose the option that’s best for you. If you are concerned with using a volatile organic compound paint, our team of experts here at Quality Coats is happy to help.

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