Indoor Painting with Zero VOC Paint
Being a natural girl, I can’t stand fumes, they make me sick literally! I get light headed, nauseous, and dizzy just walking through the mall or the perfume isle so when it was time to paint my bedroom, I did a lot of research. There are quite a few brands that offer zero-VOC but The ones that I choose were BEHR Premium Plus and Valspar Reserve Interior Paint. The color selection, application and most importantly the absence of harsh fumes are all are reasons to purchase these.
I won’t say either paint was scent free but they surely were damn close. I didn’t get a headache, although while painting I did take a few breaks because I was being extra cautious knowing that even though I wasn’t smelling much, the paint is still a man-made synthetic chemical concoction.
I am very happy with both, though they were kinda pricey, Zero VOC is worth it!
+ Low to no scent
+ 2 coats to cover a really dark color
+ Dries very quickly
+ Great color options
What is does Zero VOC mean?
Zero VOC – Any paint with VOC’s in the range of 5 grams/litre or less can be called “Zero VOC”, according to the EPA Reference Test Method 24. Some manufacturers may claim “Zero-VOC’s”, but these paints may still use colorants, biocides and fungicides with some VOC’s.
Adding a color tint usually brings the VOC level up to 10 grams/liter, which is still quite low.