Winter is coming, so that means it is a great time to look into interior painting projects. Maybe your bedroom could use some freshening up, or maybe you want to give your living room a new look before the upcoming holiday season. As an interior painting company in Woodbury, we have a few reasons low-VOC paint is your best bet for indoor painting projects.
VOC stands for “volatile organic compounds.” In regards to paint, they are found in the solvent, which is what keeps the paint from drying when it is still in the can. When the paint is applied to walls or another surface, the VOCs evaporate into the air and the paint dries. Some VOCs can cause more damage than others, so it is important to try to limit the amount of VOCs that are dispersed into the air during an interior painting project.
Plus, paint that is low on VOCs has less of an odor. So when your interior painting project is complete, you will not notice as strong of a new paint smell if you purchase paint that has low or zero VOCs. VOCs have been linked to health problems like headaches, asthma, watery eyes and more. You could save you and your family a lot of potential health issues if you buy paint that has little to no VOCs.
And don’t worry about too much of a price difference in low VOC versus regular paint. The prices are comparable and, besides, you can’t put a price on good health! And low VOC paint is great for winter interior painting projects when you can’t open a window to ventilate the room that was painted.