Greener House Paint Indoor Air Quality Never Smelled So Good

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The air inside our homes can be up to 10 times more polluted than the air outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Using nontoxic house paint is one way to reduce your family’s exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that pose health risks like asthma, headaches and even cancer. And there’s a good chance that a low- or zero-VOC alternative is available in the color you’re looking for.

greener house paint, AFM Safecoat house paint

AFM Safecoat paints are zero-VOC and formulated with safe, non-polluting ingredients that are naturally low in odor. This Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-qualified brand even comes doctor-recommended.

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Unlike conventional latex paints, Unearthed paints are not only zero-VOC, but vegan, biodegradable and free of petrochemical ingredients. Pigments come mostly in powdered form—you mix with water at home.

greener house paint, EcoProCote house paint

EcoProCote’s DuraSoy One paint has no VOCs, is virtually odorless and the water-repellent satin finish is composed of renewable and recycled materials and dries to the touch in less than one hour.