Best Time To Paint Interior, Guilford Ct

There are several good reasons to paint your home in the late fall and winter months!  Some people don’t want to because of the odor and fumes.  Luckily, there are great solutions to these issues!  This is why I created this blog “Best Time To Paint Interior, Guilford Ct”

One good reason is the cost, in the late fall months and the winter months many painting contractors slow down, they are looking to fill schedules for work!  What does this mean to you?  A discounted price! When we are busy, we are not going to discount work, but when there  is a need we will do what we can to secure you as a long term customer!

We have been house painters, painting contractors in the Guilford Ct area, the Madison Ct area and up and down the shoreline for many years and we are always offering great coupons on seasonal work to book it as early as possible! So when should you start looking for a house painter for interior painting in the late fall and winter months?? Believe it or not, start in August and September!  Why not?  You get a great price and by booking an interior house painter early, you get priority booking!  This matters, especially if you are planning a nice winter vacation get away, or if you have company coming!

But more importantly we care about our customers, and a lot has changed in the painting industry since we started house painting in Branford Ct many years ago! When we started out in the mid 70’s there was not a lot of information about VOC’s.  Now, there is so many websites and places that provide free information about this.  We want to give our customer’s not just a great interior paint job, but the healthiest way to do it! That means paying attention to what’s in the paint!

Now that all said, some people will say “the house smells and we can’t open the windows because it’s cold outside”!  Well, there have been a lot of improvements over the years with paints.  I remember for many years, when we would paint inside, the customer would smell it for days!  Even long after it dried, you would walk in the house and all you could smell was the paint as if we had just put it on!  NO MORE!

Benjamin Moore has a line of paint that is called Natura Waterborne Zero-Voc and Zero Emissions Paint !  This product line was created by Benjamin Moore to provide the most eviromentally friendly paint, it is not only a zero VOC paint, it offers absolutely NO EMISSIONS!  Which means no smell, no inhaling harmful chemicals long after the paint dries!  Consumers think that because the paint is dry and you can’t smell it any longer that it’s not putting out harmful Emissions, this couldn’t be further from the truth!  This is why when you decide to paint the interior of your home using a professional house painter in your area or a house painter in Guilford Ct you need to request the NO VOC and Zero Emissions paint. 

The initials VOC stand for Volatile Organic Compounds, these compounds are a large group of carbon-based chemicals.  these compounds have been linked to respiratory illnesses!  There is a misconception that if you can’t smell the paint, then there are no VOC’s, there is paint that has VOC’s and they have no odor!  

VOC levels indoors are usually about five times higher then outdoors.  When studies have been done focusing on the effect that VOC’s have on our health they take into consideration they have found that low levels over a long period of time can cause many harmful health outcomes such as:

Headaches, Nose irritation, eye irritation, Nausea, Vomiting, dizziness, asthma symptoms can become worse.  Long term exposure to high levels of VOC’s can increase the risk of:  Cancer, liver damage, kidney damage and central nervous system damage. I don’t want to freak you out, but it’s always good to get a broad spectrum of understanding of this product.

There are a lot of good websites out there that help educate the public about VOC’s and air pollution that we breathe in our homes and ways to reduce it. This can feel daunting, but small steps add up to big ones!

Unfortunately there are many places in our home that has VOC’s such as carpets, glues, sealing caulks, vinyl floors, upholstery fabrics, varnishes and many more.  So, whenever you can, reduce this chemical outpouring by investigating what you are buying, installing or applying and see if there are other variations without the harmful VOC’s.  Every little step helps, especially the paint on the walls!

We are painters in Guilford Ct and right next store to our little town is another great town called Branford Ct.  We go to Ring’s End there as oftern as possible because they carry high quality products and the staff is very knowledgeable!  Their NO VOC paint line is called Nautra Zero and Zero Emissions Paint.  It cost a little bit more then the paint with the harmful chemicals, but when your health and your families health is at risk, cost is not the point!

Here is a great link to Benjamin Moore site with great information about this paint:

Here’s another thought that has nothing to do with house painting but everything to do with your family’s  health, what about the arts and crafts paints that you and your children use?? Is is non VOC ? Don’t assume it is, be sure to check it out. I came across a great article when I was researching this article and I never ever thought that there might be VOC in paints that we give our children to play with, or paint that would have it.  Here is a link to a website that I found this on and I thought that it was very interesting.

So, as you can see, there is a lot of areas in our homes and lives that have chemicals, and any little step we can take to slowly start eliminating them really adds us.  It goes far beyond hiring an interior painting contractor, guilford ct to help eliminate this stuff.  I have two kids, my son is 28 and my daughter is 25 and I shudder to think of the many times when they were little we played with play dough and paints and my daughter loved to chew on play dough!  I know it sounds gross, but that was her thing no matter how many times I asked her not to!  Now after reading about toxic chemicals in the arts and crafts products, what was my daughter actually putting in her mouth??   Also, I must apologize for having to sprinkle the phrases ” paint interior, Guilford Ct” and “Paint interior, Madison Ct”  I have to do this during this blog so that the search engines pick up my article and rank it so you can see it.   We are putting out regular blogs about all kinds of stuff that helps improve our lives.

Like I said earlier in the article we have been painters for many many years and our customers always call us when they have painting needs.  We have become fond of our customers and we do care.  Of course we want to give a high quality job in a timely manner, but now we want to make sure it’s a healthy one as well.

Here is a link to another Eco friendly paint company,  I copied a paragraph from their front page website, I will post a link below to their website so you can check them out as well.

ECO FRIENDLY PAINTS At ECOS Paints, we create paints, varnishes, and other finishes that genuinely contain zero VOCs, no toxic solvents, no toxic anything. Unlike conventional paints, ECOS Paints do not release any noxious gases or any other environmentally harmful chemicals. In addition, our paints and pigments are premium quality with unparalleled coverage and durability. Paint that spreads further and lasts longer means fewer of our planet’s precious resources are necessary to make your eco design projects. – See more at:


Here is another interesting post from the above Eco website, it’s about our pets!

Why do pets need special paint?

Everybody knows that pets can be much more sensitive to smells, chemicals and pollutants than human beings are. But, it is not only our pets’ ability to detect these chemicals that makes them more sensitive, the fact that they are generally smaller than humans makes them more likely to suffer serious health issues as a consequence of exposure.
Traditional paints contain a cocktail of harmful chemicals, solvents and VOCs. We notice them as odors, but many of them do not smell and these pollutants can off gas from paint for several years. For animals, this problem is doubled, because they are in the habit of actively sniffing their environment and even licking, biting and chewing things that we would never put in our mouths. As a result, pets actively ingest the harmful chemicals that normally remain on walls, floors and doors.

– See more at:

Wow!!! I am an animal lover! I have an English Mastiff that is only two years old and weigh’s about 200lbs right now, and he feels that it’s his main priority in life to lick anything on the floor and sniff anything at all!!! This is really making me realize I need to also re-think my floors. We are going to sand and refinish them this winter, but I  think this article has made me realize I need to do some research on hardwood floor stains, and clear coats and see if I can find ones that have no harmful chemical’s.  One sec, I am going to check this out and post what I find below.

Good news! The above company offers healthy stains!  Let’s see if I can find another website.

Benjamin Moore also offers floor stain with No VOC

This is really amazing and I bet if we dig further we could find all kinds of ways to eliminate toxic chemicals from our home. I would imagine that it’s in our carpets and furniture as well!

Here is a link to a green carpet company that explains what’s in our carpets:

Here is an excerpt from the website about new carpets:

  • Contain toluene, benzene, formaldehyde, ethyl benzene, styrene, acetone and a host of other chemicals that are known carcinogens and produce fetal abnormalities in test animals. These chemicals also cause hallucinations, nerve damage and respiratory illness in humans. Please refer to this article: “Toxic Emissions from New Carpets

I would suggest visiting this website and also doing some searching on your own about the toxins in our carpets.  Here is a link to another website that gives instructions and tips on how to clean your carpets without harmful chemicals:

When I think about when my children were toddlers crawling around on my carpet, leaving a snack on the carpet, I shudder!  But for most of us  we did then what we knew then, when we knew better we did better!  I think that’s the best way to look at it!  I never even thought about chemical’s in my carpets when I remodeled my house 26 years ago!  Well, at least moving forward I can look at things with fresh eyes and make sure that I try to find solutions that are the healthiest when purchasing items and products for my home.   I would love to write another blog about the food we choose to eat, since I became a vegetarian accidentally almost 4 years ago, and how my health has improved on a steady basis.  I will save that for my personal blog.

I hope that that this blog “Best Time To Paint Interior, Guilford Ct” has been really helpful. I started out just wanting to inform my customers about a non toxic no VOC and no emissions paint that is available, and through that it has lead to all the other areas in our home that are just as harmful! Truly informative for me.  Thank you for taking the time to read this blog “Best Time To Paint Interior, Guilford Ct”  I hope it is most usefull!  Please know that if you have any questions you can always reach us at 203-458-2073 or email me or Dave at


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Kathy Moffitt – Coastline Painters LLC  123 Seaside Ave Guilford Ct Ph. 203-458-2073

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