Green paintings for a green house

Time to repaint your wall? Do it green ! Eco painting is a great alternative to traditional painting, and will be  beneficial either for you and your house..

Have you ever noticed that sensation of nausea, dizziness and headache entering in a room freshly painted? This is due to the fact that conventional painting is toxic!

Time to repaint your wall? Do it green !

Eco painting is a great alternative to traditional painting, and will be  beneficial either for you and your house..

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Have you ever noticed that sensation of nausea, dizziness and headache entering in a room freshly painted? This is due to the fact that conventional painting is toxic!

What is wrong with conventional painting?

The constituents of conventional painting may include formaldehyde, heavy metals and nastiest known as “VOCs” (Volatile Organic Compounds): these are given out while painting, and for 5 years after your brushes have dried.

The World Health Organization calculated that professional decorators are 40%  more likely to contract lung cancer

, so is not a great leap to wonder whether paint in the home is detrimental for those living there..

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What is eco paint?

Eco paint is a painting blend generally plant or water based.

Generally the best quality is water based, followed by plant based or solvent base with natural ingredients: pay attention, because some of those blends claimed to be “eco paint”, still contain toxic ingredients lie VOC, titanium dioxide or chemical solvents.

Now comes the question: Are eco painting any good? Certainly yes! At least as good as conventional paints! They can be used anywhere, new or old houses that need to breathe.

I have personally used them to paint my own house, and you can’t notice any difference, a part the absence of nasty smell :p!

Where to buy them? Basically online, even if you can find them as well in shops. They are a little bit more expensive than traditional paintings, but not in a prohibitive way.. and think that is for your health, the one of your kids and for the environment!

Remember that not all those claimed to be eco paintings are, so always check that they don’t contain toxic ingredients like titanium dioxide or VOCs !

Overall, dear readers, consider also the wall painting while building your green house!