Help your environment and budget with green, eco-friendly painting

green painting new haven county fairfield county3 Sensible green painting options

Want a healthier home, lower utility bills and a cleaner planet?  Then consider using paints that meet today’s higher standards for environmental performance, lasting beauty and long-term value.  Fact is, consumers looking to save money and the environment have more choices than ever before.  Here’s how to take advantage of more sensible options for your next painting project right now:

Choose a Low-VOC Paint

All paints contain some level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), but paints with higher levels can trigger asthmatic or allergic reactions, and even contribute to air pollution.  Because they release fewer toxins into the air during the drying process, low-VOC paints are considered safer to people and less harmful to the environment.

Green Seal, a non-profit environmental standards organization, makes it easy to identify less toxic paints that also have great coverage and durability.  Visit www.greenseal.org/standards/paints.htm to view their paint evaluation criteria, or let Coastline Painters help you select a safe paint that meets your decorating needs.

Choose Recycled, Reblended or Surplus Paints

Consumers looking to reduce costs and environmental impact may want to consider commercially produced recycled content paint, which contains 50-80% recycled content.  It’s filtered, mixed, sorted and tested to ensure consistent quality, and it’s sometimes available direct from the supplier at no cost.  (Keep in mind, however, that it may need to be special-ordered, and is usually limited to earth tones).

Moreover, many municipalities create reblended paints from leftover paints brought to their household hazardous waste facilities.  While color palettes are limited, the paint is typically of reasonable quality and available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.  Although this may not fit clients with more exacting needs, it is a more budget-conscious solution.

Choose the Right Paint Color and Quality

It’s true: The right paint color can actually lower your electricity bill.  Lighter colors reduce your need for artificial light, by bouncing natural light from windows and fixtures throughout your room.  Moreover, choosing a high-quality paint that comes with a performance warranty will reduce your need for costly additional coats and potentially hazardous removal down the line.

Selecting the right paint doesn’t have to break the bank or harm the planet.  Contact Coastline Painters for a free quote to see how we can help you make better choices for your next painting project.

2 Responses to “Help your environment and budget with green, eco-friendly painting”

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