With my experience in hospitals and homes in the Pacific beach area specifically, utilizing Eco-friendly-paints it has transformed into much more for the consumer. In order to transform a space into a sanctuary, it requires healthy and thoughtful choices. The products we choose to bring into our homes make an impact on our quality of life whether we know it or not just by breathing the air. Indoors, the air that surrounds us nearly 80% of the time isn’t always safe for people or the planet. Toxic interior paints are the culprits behind many common ailments that can affect us and our loved ones, including those furry and four-legged family members.
Not So Eco-Friendly-Paint
Describing paint or a lacquer as Eco-friendly means that it doesn’t contain airborne chemicals or gases that will wreak havoc on your health. These low-level toxic emissions are called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that leach out into the air and cause symptoms like headaches, dizziness, visual and respiratory impairment, even memory loss. The EPA notes that the effects of VOCs are about 2-5 times higher indoors than outdoors, and if you’re stripping paint during a home project studies show that it can skyrocket up to 1,000 times higher.
Low-VOC paints have been around for years; early formulas were often hard to spread and less durable than conventional ones. Even when brands claimed to be zero VOC, some colorants bumped up levels significantly. “Finding true Eco-friendly paints that has zero-VOC is now easier than ever,” says Annie B. Bond, author of Better Basics for the Home. “A number of companies offer milk- and clay-based formulas that work beautifully.”
Eco- Friendly-Paint for the Environment Around Us
Our society is slowly transitioning more on Mother Nature’s side, with our beach towns and the fresh air we breath in Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach etc. we need to make sure we keep that air as fresh as possible. In both Pacific beach and Ocean beach homes are comparably close to each other, just stepping out in your front yard in Pacific Beach, your back yard in Ocean beach can surprise you if your neighbor is getting a fresh paint job or vise versa. Ensuring that we take consideration for ourselves, our family and our neighbors when getting your home painted and switching to Eco-friendly paint is taking the next step in securing our health for everyone.
Eco-friendly-paint made from natural ingredients; these products, you don’t have to worry about any harsh chemicals, heavy metals, or compounds as they are made from water, plant dyes, essential oils, resins, clay, chalk, milk casein, and even bees’ wax. The scent is minimal, though rarely can it be considered pleasant. Since these paints are made from water, cleanup is easy and requires only warm water and soap. Living in Pacific Beach or Ocean Beach this would be very beneficial again with helping with the environment.
Taking that step and switching up the paint you use can impact so much more than you realize, if you have any questions please email or call; if you are looking to re-paint existing or new I can provide a free quote and a piece of mind.