Eco-friendly paints to the rescue!
One of the best ways to freshen up your home and give it a new, modern look is by painting. Now you can choose eco-friendly paints to do the job. Using this type of paint, you not only brighten up your home but you’re helping the environment in the process. Most paints contain chemicals such as lead, chromium or organic toxins that are bad for you and the environment.
These pollute the environment during the manufacturing process and some of them give off a toxic fume. They are harmful if inhaled when used in the home. This is why you can only use them in well-ventilated areas. Second option is to wait from them to dry up. Sometimes, you can still smell these paints for several weeks.
No need to harm environment
Fortunately, you can give your home a fresh coat of paint. You can do so without worrying about the harmful chemicals that make you sick and pollute the environment. There are some eco-friendly paints available that are less harmful to the environment but they look just as good. We listed some below:
• Milk Paint- is eco-friendly paint designer for interior use only because it doesn’t hold up very well to in the harsh outdoor environment. The main ingredient in milk paint is casein (a milk protein) and this is where it gets its name. When this protein is mixed with clay, water and a variety of natural pigments, you end up with a great interior paint that’s eco-friendly. The shades are limited but when used indoors, it’s durable and provides a beautiful finish.
• Lime Wash- This type of eco-friendly paint is good for both inside and out. However, porous surfaces tend to absorb the lime wash so you’ll need several coats in order to get the look you want. Still, the paint is durable and long-lasting.
• Clay Paint- Clay paint has been around for a very long time and it doesn’t have any components that are poisonous to the environment. The main problems with this type of paint include being a bit expensive and there are limited colors to choose from. Nevertheless, it’s an excellent choice for the interior of homes.
Stay healthy with eco-paints
The chemicals in regular paint can cause a variety of problems if breathed in such as headaches, nausea, asthma, fatigue and so forth. Eco-friendly paints don’t contain these harmful chemicals so they’re safer for you, your family and the environment. Since eco-friendly paints look as good as regular paints without all the side effects, they’re a smart choice when freshening up your home to give it a new, modern look.