Why environmentally-friendly paint is the best choice for your home

If you’re keen on protecting the planet, then going green with environmentally-friendly paint is definitely one way you can help.

Just have a look at the following fantastic benefits:

Low on VOC

You’ll find VOC, which stands for Volatile Organic Compounds, in most paint brands. The issue with VOCs is that the waste by-product it leaves behind is non-biodegradable and cannot be recycled. Furthermore, people who are consistently exposed to VOCs stand a higher chance of contracting lung cancer or other pulmonary diseases.

In Australia, Haymes Paints have formulated paint with less Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), which are still found in many oil- and water-based paints. As extended exposure to VOC’s can be harmful to the user, it’s always best to be aware of this when selecting your paint. A summary of the Haymes paint range is below:

    A premium quality, low odour, water-based 100% acrylic paint that’s 99% VOC free. It’s easy to apply, washable and ideal for interior walls and exterior sheltered surfaces.
    99% VOC free with no fumes or odours, the ultra-flat smooth finish provides superb coverage and excellent hiding power whilst minimising light reflection to hide surface imperfections.
    Elite Acrylic Sealer Undercoat provides superior coverage and adhesion. This low odour Undercoat is over 99% VOC free, is easy to sand, quick drying and has superb filling properties.

The natural choice

The reason green paints are so environmentally friendly is that they are composed of all-natural, non-toxic materials such as water, vegetable oils, natural minerals and plant extracts such as lemon peels and bees wax. This means no harmful emissions during both manufacture and use.

It’s the right thing to do

Cheap paints are dripping in benzene, naphthalene and other harmful chemicals. Weigh up the effects of these on both you and the environment, and there really is no other choice.

If you’d like more info or advice on how to get your hands on enviro-friendly paint, please get in touch with us at Pelham Painters.