Eco-Friendly Painting: Low-VOC and Zero-VOC Paints | Spectrum Painting

Eco-Friendly Painting: Low-VOC and Zero-VOC Paints

Eco-Friendly Painting: Low-VOC and Zero-VOC Paints

With the passage of time, we are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers and damage that we inflict on the environment when we are careless. Apart from the alarming changes that this causes to the planet, we can also see the ways we have caused health problems and other serious issues for ourselves. For that reason, more and more residents of New Jersey are interested in eco-friendly painting. Many of our clients now request that we complete our interior and exterior painting using low-VOC or zero-VOC paints.

What Are Low-VOC or Zero-VOC Paints?

VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds. These materials form in a thousand different ways, and are present in everything from human breath to photocopiers. For many years, commercial paints were produced with these VOC's in the solvents. The solvents are the part of paint that help it to flow and stick properly when wet. These chemicals then evaporate from the paint, leaving a dry, smooth film. Unfortunately, these chemicals remain in the air for a time, creating that "new paint" smell. Eventually, they disperse into the environment.

Low-VOC paints have a reduced amount of volatile compounds, making them less smelly and more friendly to the environment. Zero-VOC paints do not have any volatile compounds in the solvents. For a truly eco-friendly paint, however, you need to make sure that your brand of paint does not include any VOC's in the color pigments, which are added later.

Are Low or Zero-VOC Paints as Good as Regular Paints?

All major paint manufacturers now produce high-quality eco-friendly paints. Each brand has several excellent eco-friendly paint products which perform extremely well compared to other lines of paint. As long as you buy an upper-end paint from a good manufacturer like Sherwin-Williams or Benjamin Moore, you can be assured you have good paint on your home.

Spectrum Painting and Paper Hanging shares your concerns regarding our environment, and we are always happy to use low-VOC or zero-VOC paints when our customers request them. Call us or contact us online to discuss any questions about eco-friendly paint or other painting issues.

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They were knowledgable in the products and techniques needed to complete the job. They were responsive to questions and issues immediately. Products were superior. Friendly, arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. Spectrum's presence in the community, also were the only ones who could handle all our special requests.
Karen J. | Jul/19/2016
Entire crew was great, friendly and professional. Cleaned up well after job all completed. The full team from start to finish were terrific and a pleasure to work with. We would hire Spectrum Painting again!
Lyle W. | Jun/30/2016
Your professional workers just left and like the last time I am refreshingly amazingly Happy!! I wish I could afford to tip them! I told them in a world where everyone is out for themselves it is heartwarming to meet people of honest quality who do a perfect job with smiles on their faces. They go beyond my expectations. This time I asked them to caulk a hole in a wall that they did not paint. They not only caulked it for me - they found the paint and painted the spot for me! I am so proud of your company and thank you very much.
Margee K. | Oct/27/2016
The best crew! Very respectful to the project, people and property. Professional work attire, responsive crew leader. Handled the job like it was his own house!
Al C. | Jun/29/2016
Spectrum Painting just completed an interior paint job in my new home and I could not be any happier with the results! From the very first contact, the team at Spectrum Painting was very friendly and professional. I received an estimate very quickly and had the job scheduled and completed in no time to at all. The team arrived right on time, explained the process to me, and took a great deal of care in covering my property to be sure it was not damaged in the process. The job was completed in one day and there was virtually no mess left behind. I would recommend Spectrum to anyone in need of a paint job and will be sure to use them again for my next project!
Steven Munczinski | Nov/2/2020
Perfect work, responsive to ideas and questions. Clean, meticulous workspace when finished. Have known Rich for years - he and his team are the real deal - exactly what you would hope for when hiring someone to do work at your home. Would not use anyone else for painting/floor coating but Spectrum!
Katy S. | Feb/19/2021
Rich, Hector and Raul were responsive and very nice!
Dara H. | Jun/30/2016
Crew is very respectful and organized. The project was fully reviewed in advance, with attention to detail. The team was great- hardworking, respectful and very efficient.
Melinda T. | Oct/27/2016
Ruedi kept the home and work area clean. Communicated with family in a respectful manner. Did a beautiful job on our front door!
Mike & Stacey M. | Aug/26/2015