Green Painting your South Beach Home
Paints add such color and vibrancy to South Beach rooms and buildings. They make places more livable and can affect one’s mood, depending on its shade. However, most paints contain harmful chemicals, including benzene and formaldehyde. These paints emit fumes that not only smell bad, but are also dangerous to people and to the environment. The good news is painting manufacturing paints that are good for the earth and its inhabitants. This makes South Beach green painting so much easier for everyone who wants to paint their homes or buildings.
Nowadays, there are different types of paints that are formulated to be good for the environment including acrylic latex paints, chalkboard paints and craft paints. They are available in a range of finishes such as flat, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss and high-gloss. They can be used for interior or South Beach exterior painting. Some of these paints are formulated to resist dirt, water, mold and mildew. This helps the paints to last longer, thereby minimizing reapplication. There are even self-priming versions of these paints that render primers unnecessary. That is why South Beach green painting is simpler and more economical because there’s one less step to worry about in the painting process.
When it comes to choosing paints that do not have toxins, opt for the ones that are natural and have zero or low volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Natural paints have water, essential oils, beeswax, chalk, clay, milk, talcum, soy or mineral dyes as their base ingredients. If the thought of milking lots of cows to produce paints is not appealing, then there are vegetable based paints available for vegetarian or vegan painters.
Unfortunately, zero and low VOC paints still contain some VOCs, but there is no need to panic because their VOC levels are too low to cause harm. Zero VOC paints have VOCs that amount to 5 grams per liter or less. Low VOC paints must not contain more than 200 grams per liter of VOCs. To be safe, choose the ones with VOCs that have 25, 50 or 150 grams per liter.
Still, there are others who are not open to the idea of South Beach green painting. Their main concern is its high cost compared to regular paints. But, looking at the whole picture, switching to eco friendly paints is actually cheaper.