Go Green at Home with Environmentally Safe Paint
We hear a lot about the need to save the environment, and most of us try to do our part. We recycle our newspapers, plastic bottles, and cans. Even we try our best not to contribute to global warming. But what about environmentally safe paint? Let’s discuss it too.
Environmentally safe paint
When it comes to our homes, some of us have even converted to solar power to help save our dwindling resources, not to mention saving money on our energy bills. As far as the upkeep of our homes, it’s good to know that there is environmentally safe paint available now, which not only looks good and lasts a long time but can have less odor than typical house paints do.
Maybe this is something you haven’t thought about, but that strong odor associated with regular paints can actually be hazardous to your health. That’s because it contains chemicals and solvents that are harmful to you and can cause cancer too.
Even if your exposure to paint is not prolonged enough to cause a life-threatening illness, the effects of shorter exposure can still be unpleasant as well as in some cases cause dizziness and nausea.
By using environmentally safe paint, you won’t only breathe easier, you will avoid unnecessarily putting yourself at risk. So what type of environmentally safe paint should you choose?
Milk paint works well for floors and walls, and even decks and antique furniture. It gets its name because aside from other organic raw materials, it is manufactured with purified milk protein.
It can be blended with pigment powders to mix up virtually any color you can imagine, and by adding water you can increase its thickness. What makes it so great for furniture is that it will provide a slightly streaky finish, which will give the piece the look of an antique, even if it is relatively new.
Clay paint is another form of environmentally safe paint for the inside of a home. It works well if you want an adobe look because it comes in a variety of earth tones, as well as orange, white, and blue.
The drawback of clay is it can be somewhat expensive, and can’t be washed if it gets dirty; you will need to touch up the area with more paint.
Lime wash is less expensive and can be used inside or outside the house. There are more and more ways of going “green,” even when it comes to painting your house.
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