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
Hello - I can't tell you how completely satisfied I am with the work done/the workers and their attitude/ the efficiency/ the wonderful way the day went. I will tell anyone who asks that your company and staff are the very best in my 40 years of hiring someone to work in my home. The new ethic is totally different and you hold the good standards that make the work pleasant, pleasing and profitable for both sides! Thank you very much!
Margee K. | Jul/19/2016
I am a return customer and chose to go with Spectrum again because of the previous experience and appreciated their attention to detail, neat and very responsive.
Lois M. | Jun/30/2016
We hired Spectrum to paint several rooms of our home and to install moldings and they did great work. You can expect five star service from Spectrum your next paint job. We hired Spectrum to paint several rooms of our home and to install moldings and they did great work. They provide complementary color consultations, responded to all our requests, and were meticulous about keeping our home clean throughout the process. Thank you to Rich for staying in touch with us and to Luis for leading the crew. We will gladly work with Spectrum again - highly recommend!
Erin L. | Feb/15/2021
The crew was good at their respective jobs, neat and cleaned up afterwards. We are very please with how everything turned out. Color matching was spot on. Recommendations were perfect. The whole experience was pleasant and professional. The service was prompt, professional and the entire team did a great job.
Erica S. | Jul/19/2016
We had Spectrum Painting power wash and paint the outside of our house. They did such a fantastic job that we tripled the scope of the project during the process and the results are phenomenal. We wound up having them do the siding, window trim, doors, lights and much more. The end results is better then I expected. The entire Spectrum team was amazing throughout the process and on several occasions went above and beyond. I would highly recommend them.
Alex Melen | Apr/1/2020
Two teams were both very professional and skilled. Very neat and careful.
Kathleen P. | Oct/27/2016
The preparation and sanding of our decks was way beyond expectations-Truly a professional execution.
Kirk and Sheri. W. | Jan/12/2015
Attention to detail and they make sure you are 110% satisfied.
Matt M. | Jul/19/2016