Interior Painting-How We Protect Your Home and Health
When painting inside, it’s important to consider the products that will be used and their potential impact on your health. Many assume that paint still comes with a strong chemical smell. However, paint production has come a long way over the years and there are many Low-VOC and Zero-VOC paint options. VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds.
At Nolan Painting, we focus on using low and zero VOC products, because we care about your family’s and our employees’ health. When these types of products are applied, most of what is being emitted during the drying process is water vapor. This makes the products safe to be around, without the need of respirators or extensive protection.
Today’s low and zero VOC paints are also designed to be extremely washable, easy to maintain, and resistant to fading. There are many great choices that meet this criteria. Our team at Nolan Painting will assess your areas and needs, and help you make the best choice in product for your home.
Lead Paint Considerations:
Homes built before 1978 may have some lead-based paint. Nolan Painting is an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm and takes special precautions in homes built before 1978. All Nolan Painting employees are trained in Lead-Safe work practices. You can view more about these practices and training here.
It’s also important to protect all furniture and surfaces in the work area when painting inside. Our painters spend significant time at the start of each day covering the floors and furniture in the areas they will be working in as well as the areas leading to those spaces. They use drop cloths or brown paper to make a pathway to and from their workspace so that any potential marks find their way to the protective covering and not our customers’ furniture and floors.