I recently began a repainting rampage in our house. We built our home 13 years ago and have crummy builder’s paint in every room for the entire 13 years. It was frustrating because I couldn’t clean the walls or do anything to make them look less than terribly worn. I hesitated to repaint because of the negative environmental impact of painting UNTIL I discovered that Sherwin Williams now has a ZERO VOC paint! (It is also absent some other harmful chemicals, but I couldn’t find information on that that I could understand.) Other companies have LOW VOC paint, but Sherwin Williams is the ONLY paint that comes with ZERO VOCs. The Emerald line of their paints is among their most expensive line of paints,but I stocked up at a recent 30% off sale. In our area (maybe nationwide–check with your local store) there is a 40% off everything sale coming up later in April. http://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/specs-and-green-solutions/greensure-designation/ Sherwin Williams also offers paint rollers made from recycled materials. I do not recommend those at this time. We tried them and the results were undesirable.
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