With everything we see and hear about the state of our planet, most of us have become aware of the impact we make on a day to day basis and how we can help.
We at Coast to Coast Painting strive to minimize our impact on the planet whenever possible by recycling and reusing papers, plastics, rollers, solvents, and carpooling. We also donate all of our leftover paint once a year to friends, families, artists, schools, and people in the Seattle area.
Another action we take is to use Low-VOC or No-VOC paint products from Benjamin Moore. These products are environmentally friendly and safe to use in your home, and safer for us to use as well.
Will I have to sacrifice quality?
Historically, environmentally friendly paint products have been inferior to their more toxic counterparts. The stigma attached to Low- or No-VOC paints has been that they don’t cover well and are not easy to work with. This is no longer the case.
We use Low- or No-VOC paint products from Benjamin Moore. Why Benjamin Moore? They are on the cutting edge of technology for replacing the old, highly toxic, universal tinting system with a water-born tinting system.
What's this VOC stuff?
“The seal has definitely been broken on the issue of VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, in paint. You can expect to see more brands touting their virtuous VOC content. VOCs are solvents that get released into the air as the paint dries. (Other products emit solvents, including adhesives, cleaning supplies, and even some home furnishings.) VOCs can cause acute symptoms, including headaches and dizziness. The long-term effects are less certain, but according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, some VOCs are suspected carcinogens.” - Consumer Reports.org