Tip of the Day – Paint it Green

Posted on July 18, 2007 by Allie

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Summer is a great time for painting, and nothing revamps a room like a fresh coat of paint. But you know that new paint smell? That’s off-gassing from your paint as it dries. It’s not good for you. It can lead to headaches, and sick building syndrome. And it’s not good for the environment. The Volitile Organic Compounds or VOCs, in regular paint contribute to air pollution. If paint isn’t disposed of correctly, it can end up contaminating the soil and ground water.

The solution? Opt for a natural paint like Green Planet Paints. Their paints are free of VOCs, and use soy-based resins and mineral pigments. They use renewable resources, instead of petroleum based ingredients, and they disclose all the ingredients in their paint.

You’ll get a great new look for your room, minus the pollution.

Another Eco-Friendly Tip from Allie.

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  1. [...] if you have finished walls in your basement, you might want to consider a fresh coat of paint.  Fresh paint can do wonders for a musty [...]

    August 27th, 2007 at 9:19 pm
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Tip of the Day

If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It

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According to Real Simple, if every American made an effort to launder less — cutting out just one load of laundry a week per household — we’d save enough water to fill seven million swimming pools each year.

So if it looks clean, and it smells clean, call it clean and wear it again. Consider hanging worn clothes out on your clothesline to freshen them up between wearings.


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