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What to Avoid in Interior Paints

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 19, 2013 01:00 AM
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by Tristan Roberts last modified Aug 12, 2013

Author name:  Tristan Roberts Blog Category:  GreenSpec Insights Op-Ed Occupant health and performance are the key consideration when choosing an interior paint. Most people have heard of low-VOC paints, but there is a lot more to look for. And it’s easy to miss out on high-performing paints when low- or no-VOC is the main thing you’re looking for. We have some editor's picks in this area, and we'll be offering more guidance like this in a members-only August 21st webcast . First, check for emissions First things first—paints that offgas a lot of VOCs are bad for installers and bad for occupants. Even after the air clears those compounds can adsorb onto fabrics and furniture in the interior and stick around. There’s no perfect test right now for emissions from wet-applied products, so the best bet is to make sure it has both low VOC content (under 50 g/L), and has met California Section 01350 emissions requirements. read more






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