Benefits of Eco-Friendly Paint and Paint Products

Consumers can help speed the development and lower the cost of non-toxic paints by choosing products which contain fewer hazardous ingredients. Choosing to use non toxic, environmentally safe paints and stains can also greatly reduce the amount of toxins in the air, water and earth.

Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air, and according to the EPA, is considered one of the top 5 hazards to human health. Paints and finishes are among the leading causes.

Paints and finishes release low level toxic emissions into the air for years after application. The source of these toxins is a variey of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which, until recently, were essential to the performance of the paint.

New environmental regulations, and consumer demand, have led to the development of low-VOC and zero-VOC paints and finishes. Most paint manufacturers now produce one or more non-VOC variety of paint. These new paints are durable, cost-effective and less harmful to human and environmental health.

Health - Reduced toxins benefit everyone, including those with allergies and chemical sensitivities.

Environment - Reduces landfill, groundwater and ozone depleting contaminants.

Effective - Low-VOC products perform well in terms of coverage, scrub-ability and hide-ability (covering flaws on previous coats).

Water-Based – Easy cleanup wtih soap and warm water.

Little or No Hazardous Fumes – Low odor during application; no odor once cured. No off-gassing. Painted areas can be occupied sooner, with no odor complaints.

Not Deemed Hazardous Waste – Cleanup and disposal greatly simplified.

Low VOC: BEHR Premium Plus Ultra Paints


Offering a radiant, sleek sheen, this 100% acrylic latex product is great for bathrooms and kitchens. Formulated with advanced NANOGUARD® technology, this paint and primer in one can be used in almost any part of the house including kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, doors, windows, trim, cabinets, shutters, interior furniture and ceilings. This easy to clean, durable finish protects against moisture, mildew, stains and provides improved hiding in fewer coats. Try one of the new exclusive colors from the PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA™ color palette or choose from over 2000 colors from the BEHR color system, backed by a lifetime guarantee*.

BEHR claims the Premium Plus Ultra paints are all low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), with fewer than 50 grams per liter. Our tests have shown that some paints with lower claimed levels of VOCs don’t perform as well, which is why BEHRtook longer than other manufacturers to roll out a low-VOC product. “We wanted to make sure the technology was there,” says Tom Lee, vice president of marketing for BEHR.

BEHR says the Premium Plus Ultra paints provide superior hiding thanks to advanced colorant technology. The finishes are also supposed to resist moisture, stains, dirt, and mildew. We’ll test those claims as part of our next report on interior paints.

Painting Green with PPG’s Pittsburg Paints & Porter Paints

Pitsburg Paints & Port Paints

Pure Performance® Zero VOC and Green Seal® Class A Certified

Pittsburgh® Paints Pure Performance® was the first national brand paint to receive Green Seal® Class A certification for meeting environmental standards. Pure Performance® contains zero volatile organic compounds (VOC), eliminating detrimental impact on air quality. This very low odor paint allows you to paint by day and occupy the room by night. This environmentally friendly paint is ideal for green building projects!

Use the online Green Systems Guide for complete product listings.

Green Paint Choices for the Home

Technological advances make it possible for PPG to offer even their  most premium residential products in low VOC formulations. These best-in-class products deliver the durability and beauty of a premium paint while meeting the market demands for environmentally gentle products. So go ahead, paint with the best and paint green with PPG. You no longer have to make that choice.

Use the online Green Systems Guide for complete product listings.

Green Stain Choices

PPG’s Olympic® Premium Interior Stain program offers low VOC products to beautify and protect your wood. Among the product line is a patented alkyd/oil wiping stain containing low odor and less than 250 g/L of VOC. This means the product meets even the most stringent government regulations while being a true alkyd-based stain, something truly ground breaking in the industry. These low VOC stains further enable you to comply with LEED standards.

Use the online Green Systems Guide for complete product listings

Sherwin-Williams’ Environmentally-Preferred Paint

These environmentally-preferred paints are low in odor and durable too.

Residential Home Interior

Duration Home® Interior Acrylic Latex
Duration Home

Sherwin Williams Duration Home Interior Latex

GreenSure: What is Greensure?
Good Housekeeping Promises

An interior finish with superior washability that has earned Sherwin-Williams’ GreenSure designation for environmentally preferred products. Available in deep, vivid accent colors.

* Ultimate in beauty and washability
* Patented cross-linking formula prevents stains from penetrating
* Most stains wipe clean with water
* Low VOC, low odor
* Anti-microbial — inhibits growth of mildew
* Available in matte, satin, and semi-gloss finishes

* How to use this product

Harmony® Interior Acrylic Latex
Harmony Interior Latex

Sherwin Williams Harmony Interior Latex

Greensure: What is Greensure?
Good Housekeeping Promises

* Low odor and no-VOC formula
* Ideal for use in children’s and infants’ rooms
* Can also be applied in occupied rooms without causing disruption
* Available in Egg-Shel, Flat and Semi-Gloss finishes

Little Green Paint Company

We invite you to contact Little Green Paint Company for all of your Painting & Staining needs.
Serving Metro Atlanta, we provide our services to both Residential and Commercial Customers.

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