Posted by: Diane Capuano
In honor of Earth Day, we wanted to give you a quick rundown of eco-friendly paints and coatings, as originally reported in the March “green” issue of Paint & Decorating Retailer magazine.
“Greener” Paint Formulations
Over the past two decades, the green efforts of the paint industry have been focused on creating formulations with lower Volatile Organic Compounds—or VOCs for short. In an increasing number of cases, the content of paint has reached zero VOCs while the performance has stayed high or even surpassed those of the higher-VOC counterparts.
While the impetus for lower-VOC formulations has been governmental regulations, the paint industry has proven up to the challenge of providing products that perform well and meet consumer demand for low-odor, easy application and easy cleanup. (more…)