At Nolan Painting we are proud to provide beautiful, professional results, and proud to be conscious of our community and conserving resources. A few years ago we formed a “green” committee, and looked at many ways we could help reduce our carbon footprint. One of the key ways was to conserve materials, and utilize lower voc paints.
I’d like to take a minute to explain. It is true that most water-based paints on the market have some type of solvent in them. When evaporating, the solvents contained in paint emit VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) into the atmosphere. VOCs react with oxygen in the presence of sunlight to form ozone – “bad” ozone. “Bad” ozone occurs at ground level, forms through the chemical reaction between VOCs, oxygen and sunlight, and is an irritant for the mucous membranes. It can also cause nose, eye, and throat irritations; and can lead to shortness of breath, coughing, and asthmatic symptoms. This “bad” lower-atmosphere ozone can also damage vegetation. Further, some chemically very stable VOCs participate in the destruction of the stratospheric ozone layer (the “good ozone”): this is the famous hole in the ozone layer.
We are glad to be able to provide better choices for your paint needs. Please call, or ask your estimator during their next visit!