There are many aspects that might stand out to you when you are making a decision on the right paint choice for your home. Today we will take a closer look at which paint options might be the safest for your family, which ones will give you the desired look and feel you are working toward, and so much more. Who said that decorating your home couldn’t be easy?
What’s the Deal With Low VOC Paint?
If you have a family, you should know everything possible about VOCs. These are harmful solvents that are released into the air as paint dries. VOCs tend to cause acute symptoms, such as headaches and dizziness, which you may have experienced in the past when you were painting your home. However, in some cases it may make sense to choose paint with low VOCs, such as when you are protecting the youngest family member in your household. Low VOC paint is paint safe for baby furniture and paint for the nursery where your little one will sleep. When you are picking out paint, it may be the best option. VOCs are higher indoors than outdoors, of course, as your house will not be as filtered – which could lead to serious health problems when they are inhaled. And, according to studies, VOC levels over 500 ppb could cause problems for people who have chemical sensitivity. We know more and more people are choosing to live cleanly, and the studies show this. In fact 59% of travelers would choose a hotel over another based on allergen-friendly rooms.
Choosing the Right Primer
You may also be looking for the right primer now that you’ve painted your house and you’re happy with your choice. Have you ever heard of stain blocking primer and its many benefits? This special type of primer acts as a way to cover stains left by water, nicotine, markers, and so much more. Picture this: You finally painted your favorite room in the color you desired and the next day, a leak causes a huge watermark and gets all over it. A stain blocking primer could easily fix this.
No matter what paint you choose, we want you to be well-informed about your choices. Your home is important to us just as it is to you, so take a look at what you might find.