Here on Re-nest we talk a lot about having a healthy home because we know you care about it. The air quality in your home is of the utmost importance, and so is the quality of the paint you use. When you paint, choose a paint that is going to make the job easier and look beautiful longer. Sherwin-Williams® can help. Their Harmony® Interior Acrylic Latex paint is no-VOC, low-odor, and has great coverage... Sherwin-Williams believes the optimal environmentally responsible paint coating should minimize the impact on air quality and deliver maximum performance. Their GreenSure® designated paints make use of sustainable raw materials, like soy and sunflower oil, and significantly reduce the amount of solvent in the formulations (which is the reason the vapors are low-odor and more environmentally responsible). By also formulating their GreenSure® paints, like Harmony®, to clean easily and to resist mildew and harmful bacteria, there is less impact on your indoor environment even after you paint.
Harmony® Interior Acrylic Latex paint by Sherwin-Williams has a water-based formula that is low odor. Its full line of products, from primers to top coats, work so well that you'll use fewer coats to get the job done. Harmony® has some of the highest indoor air quality ratings — a serious consideration when you want your home to be your haven. Even better? The Harmony® paint line meets criteria for coating in LEED-certified buildings. Not too shabby.
So you're not an expert on paint. Just ask Sherwin-Williams. Their online tutorial will help you figure out all your paint problems — from how much paint you'll need, how to prep your walls, even how to use a paint brush!
If you're still having trouble deciding on a color, the Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer will get it sorted out for you. It has over 1,500 colors to choose from, and will help you determine your style, find coordinating paint colors, and check out what your room may look like. Once you've found a few good options, take a color test drive! Tape a few paint sample cards to your wall and watch how the color changes throughout the day. Still not sure what color to use? Pick up a Color-to-Go® sample — small Twist-n-Pour containers that cover approximately 75 sq.ft. This will allow you to apply enough paint to visualize the color in your environment. If you decide the rainforest green you were going for is a little too "Under The Sea" for you, move on and try something else! At least you realized that before you painted the whole room.
Your home is only as healthy as you make it, and there's no reason you need to sacrifice your air quality to paint your walls. Sherwin-Williams' Harmony® paint is one of the best environmentally responsible paints out there.