Window and door projects sometimes involve painting and staining. No matter how small the project, you can have a positive impact on the environment and your health when it comes to the paints and stains you choose to use.
Green America, a non-profit organization that aims to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society, shares lots of information about utilizing eco-friendly paints and stains. They site previous scientific studies that suggest a link between harmful chemicals in paint and cancer and other health issues. These harmful ingredients include volatile organic compounds (VOCs), fungicides and biocides, and toxic chemical pigments. While all paints and stains have these in their mixture, Green America recommends looking for the types and brands of paints and stains that contain low VOC, low biocides, and those that use natural instead of chemical pigments. By using these products, you can reduce both indoor and outdoor air contamination.
Read the whole article here and get more details on eco-friendly paints and stains, as well as recommended brands to try.