How To: Find Low & Zero VOC Paints

How To: Find Low & Zero VOC Paints

Maxwell Ryan
Jul 26, 2007

Did you know...

  • that indoor air is THREE times more polluted than outdoor air?
  • Did you know that the EPA considers indoor air pollution one of the top five hazards to human health?
  • Did you know that paints and finishes are among the leading causes of indoor air pollution?

These are all good reasons to check out low-VOC and zero-VOC paints (VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds, which used to be necessary for paint to work well). We found a few good sources:

The GreenHome Guide has a great section on green paints, coatings and know-how. There's also a listing for all of these paints and their cousins at, which we now pass on. It includes info and sources, among which are...

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(ReEdited from 2005-06-08 - MGR)

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