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  • Low-VOC or No-VOC?
    Posted by Taylor Royle | 12 replies |  Last reply about 5 years and 2 months ago by Ahill90

    I’m painting my new house this weekend. What’s the difference between low-VOC and no-VOC? Do I need no-VOC or is low good enough?

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  • Hello Taylor

    I would suggest no-VOC. As the names suggest low-VOC would still expose you and your family to toxins being released into the air, this process is also known as “off gassing”. These toxins or volatile organic compounds can negatively impact your health as well as the mental development of young children.

    Cesar Rodriguez posted on October 12, 2012
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  • @crodriguez,
    What is the cost difference between Low-VOC and No-VOC?

    Ben Millar posted on October 12, 2012
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  • Do low VOC paints cost more than conventional paints?

    Pierre Moses posted on October 12, 2012
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  • What are the benefit on the environment with using low VOC paints ?

    Charles McAfee posted on October 12, 2012
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  • Low- and no-VOC paints typically cost about the same as a manufacturer’s premium line of paints $40 to $50 per gallon.

    There will be a diffence of about $20 per gallon between regular paint and low/no-VOC paints.

    Cesar Rodriguez posted on October 12, 2012
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  • Low- or no-VOC paints help reduce ozone depleting contaminants, thus protecting the environment and its citizens.

    Cesar Rodriguez posted on October 12, 2012
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  • Can you find trendy paint colors in low-VOC?

    Katherine O'Byron posted on October 12, 2012
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  • Do low or no VOC paints come in trendy colors?

    Katherine O'Byron posted on October 12, 2012
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  • Low and no-VOC paints are becoming more common and available at local hardware stores. I have seen good quality no-VOC paint for less than $30 per gallon.

    Geoff Zawacki posted on October 12, 2012
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  • Yes Katherine, low or no VOC paints come in many trendy colors like the ones on our houses by Benjamin Moore. In fact Make It Right has been working closely with Benjamin Moore to develop a line of no-VOC paints inspired by New Orleans which should be out sometime next year.

    Cesar Rodriguez posted on October 12, 2012
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  • No VOC. You don’t want to expose your family to any of those toxins. Think of it as choosing between a paint that will make you healthy versus one that will make you sick. We need to value our health more and not be afraid to put a premium on it.
    Austin homes

    Ahill90 posted on November 14, 2012
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