With the growing popularity of environmentally-friendly products, more and more paint companies are offering products labeled “Low VOC” or “No VOC.” While these labels make the customer feel like they’re buying safe, non-toxic paint products, it’s important to understand what these things mean so you can make an informed decision. Here’s everything you need to know about non-toxic paint from Pinnacle Coatings Group:

What does “No VOC” mean?

The term VOC stands for “volatile organic compound,” which is a scientific way to say that the paint contains chemicals which release gasses that are harmful to both people and the environment. Because of this safety issue, the government began to regulate this issue, and this lead to the introduction of these labels.

When inhaled, these VOCs can lead to various health issues including airway irritation, headaches, nausea and even potential damage to your liver, kidneys or central nervous system. To avoid these health concerns, consumers and contractors alike should use products with minimal to no VOCs when its possible. To learn more about VOCs and regulations, see the EPA’s overview here.

How Does Non-Toxic Paint Impact My Environment?

Most people never consider that the walls and surfaces around them could be emitting dangerous toxins into their environment. From wood to metal to plaster and more, there are many silent dangers that are posed when you choose unsafe products. Experts agree that the most emissions occur within the first few days after painting, but these harmful paint fumes continue to off-gas in your environment for years after the paint job is completed. However, there are options that are safe for your home, your family and the environment.

Where Can I Find Non-Toxic, Eco-Friendly Paint in Dallas?

At Pinnacle Coatings, we’re working to build a spectrum of sustainability within our product offerings. We offer the ONLY toxics and VOC free paint in the world, Graphenstone, which is certified by Cradle to Cradle, the global authority of safe and innovative building materials.

High quality lime is the raw material used in Graphenstone’s products, which is produced in wood burning kilns. The lime cycle is 100% natural, which is why it is the first product to ever achieve Gold Status from Cradle to Cradle, and is also endorsed by Architectural Digest as the new product that could change the face of sustainable design.

If you’re interested in learning more about our sustainable product offerings, non-toxic paint or Graphenstone in particular, stop by our location in Dallas, Texas or give us a call at (214) 678-0080.