Pollen should not keep you from Painting.

Pollen should not keep you from painting!

Pollen should not keep you from painting!

Pollen is hated by most painters and all home owners. Most painter’s try to coordinate there interior work during the 3-4 weeks of March and April. Home owners freak out about what to do with this yellow napalm. Yes, it is a pain and can hold up some of your spring projects, but it is not the end. If you are pressed for time; there are ways to get around the pollen.

1. Talk with your professional and make a plan to maybe do the work either after first pollen or near the end of the cycle. ( Lasts 3-4 weeks.)
2. Watch for the forecast, and after a really nice rain, plan to get house pressure washed and prepped.
3. If it is towards the beginning of pollen season, maybe prep home, and do any repairs that may be needed. Then coordinate with your painter to either maybe do other interior projects if any; or you can also use quick drying paints such as Sherwin-Williams Resilience paint; which is water proof in 2 hours.
4. If you are planning to do your deck, this is a project that might have to wait till pollen season is over.Due to the flat surface area that can hold moisture, dirt, and pollen easily. But if it is necessary, you can use latex or oil infused stains that dry quicker. ( If there is a previous stain down please check, finish if it bonds with old. The deck could need to be stripped of older finish.)
Start your deck project, wash deck well. The next morning blow of or lightly wash pollen off if any. Let the deck dry and apply the correct stain to your deck.

How to stretch your investment on exterior paint.

Here are a couple of ways to make your dollar go further, on your exterior paint job.

1. Pressure wash your home once or even twice a year with detergent or bleach. ( Depends on your
surroundings and plants.)

2. Have a professional go around your home and inspect your home for any rot or damage.

3. Prime and scrape any loose paint from area’s that are effected by the elements. Then touch up with the same paint. (Remember to protect,leftover paint in climate controlled area. Do not let it freeze!!)

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.

Contact LGPC today! 404-578-9866

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