Using Eco-Friendly Paints

It is a distressing thought that solvents originating from paints in normal use are emitted into the atmosphere and is not something we would truly wish to happen.

What Is VOC

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs for short) are creeping into the our surroundings. Ozone damage, elevated risk of smog, and possible global warming, are just some of the results this can cause. Global warming issues mean that people are looking for more options in their choice of paints. The initial popularity of Earth friendly paints failed to impress when they first made an entry to the market during the 1990s.

So, will environmentally friendly paints become more popular with the raised awareness of global warming? Resistance from paint professionals will need to be overcome. If paints do not contain the volatile organic compounds, the experts tell us these are substandard to paints that contain them. The longevity of environmentally friendly paint and the need to use more are the exact reason that experts give to oppose them. Consumers are shifting to eco friendly paints to avoid health related concerns such as headaches and asthma so the paint makers have to take account of this.

Water-based Paint

A answer to the issue is to utilize water-based latex paint, containing acrylic resin which acts as a binder. Because VOCs are not present, it means they are environmentally safe. However, like just about everything, there is a downside: latex paints can’t be used to paint on iron since they’re water based, which ends up making the iron become rusty much quicker. Regardless of this drawback, latex paints are becoming increasingly popular with consumers.

Proper Disposal

When we say ‘eco friendly paints’, we don’t merely mean the paint itself is safe for the environment, but also the process in which the paint was created or how the ingredients were obtained. There are paints that contain Titanium Dioxide which can conceal other paints since it is really white. Sulfuric acid is a by-product in the creation of Titanium Dioxide. The way the acid is disposed of is environmentally detrimental as the sea is its final stop.

Smog can be the by product of the reaction between the Titanium Dioxide and the sun when used outdoors. A carcinogen that may lead to cancer likewise has implications with Titanium Dioxide. Despite all of this, paints still contain Titanium Dioxide.

Folks are becoming increasingly conscious of the problems normal paints pose to both their health and to the environment, so it isn’t surprising to know that environmentally friendly paints are becoming very popular.

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