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What is Zero/Low-VOC Paint and How Could it Benefit Your Commercial Space?

 What is Zero/Low-VOC Paint and How Could it Benefit Your Commercial Space?

What to Know About Envi­ron­men­tal­ly Friend­ly Paint

Using Envi­ron­men­tal­ly Friend­ly Paint in Your Com­mer­cial Space

If you own a busi­ness, you want your com­mer­cial space to be a safe, clean, wel­com­ing envi­ron­ment. Main­tain­ing your facil­i­ty will keep your employ­ees hap­py and healthy, and keep cus­tomers com­ing back. This is why it’s a good idea to invest in com­mer­cial paint­ing ser­vices when your walls or exte­ri­or begin to fade or become dam­aged. But what kind of paint is best for your com­mer­cial space? Sure, you have to con­sid­er things like col­or, sheen, and dura­bil­i­ty. But more impor­tant­ly, you must think about what mate­ri­als make up the paint.

Over the years, many paint brands have made an effort to man­u­fac­ture safer, more envi­ron­men­tal­ly-friend­ly prod­ucts. But not all paint is cre­at­ed equal. Some paints still con­tain a host of volatile organ­ic com­pounds, or VOCs, which can be haz­ardous in var­i­ous ways. At Kaloutas, we offer zero- and low-VOC paint options to our clients in an effort to help you cre­ate a safer, health­i­er work­place. Let’s dive deep­er into low- and zero-VOC paint and how it can ben­e­fit your business.

What is Zero- or Low-VOC Paint?

As men­tioned above, VOC stands for volatile organ­ic com­pounds. These com­pounds include chem­i­cals like formalde­hyde, ben­zene, and xylene, just to name a few. You don’t need a degree in organ­ic chem­istry to sim­ply know that these com­pounds can pose health risks to humans and harm the envi­ron­ment. The EPA warns that VOCs may lead to nau­sea; irri­ta­tion of the eyes, throat, and nose; and even dam­age one’s kid­ney, liv­er, or cen­tral ner­vous system.

If you’re won­der­ing why paint would con­tain VOCs at all, it’s because VOCs allow paint to remain liq­uid when stored and aid in the evap­o­ra­tion process nec­es­sary for dry­ing. VOCs are also large­ly respon­si­ble for those unpleas­ant paint fumes you might have smelled in the past. Low-VOC paint, as the name sug­gests, con­tains few­er VOCs than stan­dard paint, and zero-VOC paint cuts out VOCs entire­ly. As a result, these eco friend­ly paint options great­ly reduce the typ­i­cal paint odor, as well as the dan­gers relat­ed to VOCs hang­ing around the workplace.

Ben­e­fits of Using Low-VOC Paint

As you might imag­ine, low- and zero-VOC paint options yield a num­ber of ben­e­fits for your com­mer­cial space. For one thing, their fin­ished, dried state is indis­tin­guish­able from any oth­er type of paint, even though they’re man­u­fac­tured dif­fer­ent­ly. Your work­place’s inte­ri­or will look just as good when using low-VOC inte­ri­or paint. More impor­tant­ly, low-VOC paint will help keep your space safer and health­i­er, so your staff and guests can breathe easy day in and day out.

There are also exter­nal ben­e­fits to using low-VOC paint, such as doing your part to help the envi­ron­ment. Plus, mak­ing it known that your com­pa­ny uses envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly paint can cer­tain­ly help your rep­u­ta­tion in an age where more and more peo­ple care about these mat­ters. Whether you own a retail store, office space, or restau­rant, low-VOC paint is always a great option. Kaloutas is hap­py to offer these low- and zero-VOC paint options to you and all our clients.

To learn more about us and all that we do for your busi­ness, con­tact us here and give us a call at 9785321414.

Kaloutas is New Eng­land’s pre­mier con­trac­tor for com­mer­cial & indus­tri­al paint­ing, floor­ing, and relat­ed ser­vices. Estab­lished in 1987, Kaloutas has become a trust­ed resource for gen­er­al con­trac­tors, facil­i­ties man­agers, and build­ing own­ers from Con­necti­cut to Maine. Our team prides itself on high qual­i­ty work­man­ship, jobs done on time & bud­get, and tack­ling com­plex projects that oth­er con­trac­tors don’t have the expe­ri­ence or resources to han­dle. Con­tact us today for a paint­ing or floor­ing esti­mate, or give us a call at 9785321414 to learn more.

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