Parents concerned for the health of their family are increasingly aware of the need for child friendly paint when building and renovating.
There are three main risks to health from using standard paints. The first of these are from the toxic fumes, aggravating respiratory diseases.
The second risk is from introducing carcinogenic poisons into the home.
The third risk is from pollution to the environment, which directly affects your family.
Let’s examine these three areas for your eco friendly house.
Traditional paint is known to give off fumes which are mostly toxic and can be detrimental to your health, especially if you or your family suffer from respiratory diseases or a wide variety of other health issues. The risk of asthma developing in young children is greatly increased by traditional paints, which can be a lifelong problem.
Reducing the presence of carcinogenic poisons in your home is vital, especially when young children are in the household. Learn to read labels before buying to ensure that the volatile organic compounds are at a level of zero, or at least make up a very minimal percentage of the paint's content. You can read up about paint companies to make sure they use natural minerals and ingredients wherever possible and steer away from petrol-based oils.
It is no secret that our environment needs less pollution. The petrochemicals involved in the creation of traditional paints can be harmful when thrown away irresponsibly. By using naturally based materials, you can reduce the amount of fumes released into the atmosphere during the creation of the paint, as well as the number of toxins that are released once it has been used and discarded. In addition, with non-toxic paint, the minerals and organic matter can be harvested in a way that sustains our environment for the future.
Choosing a non-toxic type of paint that has been specially produced to reduce or eliminate the level of toxins is a sensible option for anyone. You can also reduce the risk of causing new allergies to form.
Buildings benefit by being able to breathe underneath the layers of eco-friendly paint. This helps wooden timbers, plaster and walls to move when necessary without damaging the paint, especially in very hot or cold temperatures. The paint works with the surface, allowing it to move slightly as it expands and contracts, reducing the risks of cracks in the paintwork. Eco friendly houses always have non-toxic, child friendly paint.
Before you choose a type of paint, make sure that it is truly a 'green' product. Due to the nature of paints (especially gloss) it can be very difficult to make it entirely ecologically friendly. Be sure to buy products clearly stating the ingredients in use and look for low odour paint.
Search for manufacturers who are trying to keep the worst effects of paint to a minimum. Look for natural ingredients and non petrol-based oils. Be aware of volatile organic compound levels and pick ones that use fewer acrylics and synthetic agents, even if it is only by a small percentage. We are a renowned supplier of non-toxic, low odor paints.