Safe paints / Guides

Painting with zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

Choosing safe paints

...paints, replacing them with solvent-free or water-based paints. The move towards safe paint has led to a noticeable improvement in indoor air quality since th...

DIY Natural Earth Pigment Paint, Making it at Home is Easy
Healthy indoor air quality

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...paints and finishes, you're in the right place! If you’ve ever stepped inside a natural building or a home with natural paints or plasters, you can tell instant...

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Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...paints . Read more in the Ecohome building guide, North America's trusted resource for green home building . Thanks to our sponsors: Venmar NuTone B...

Green cleaning products
Healthy indoor air quality

6 easy steps to detoxify your home

...safe indoor air quality such as choosing safe paints , how to make your own natural paint , non-toxic and natural wood finishing oil , living green walls in the...

Non-toxic food safe wood finishing oil for counters, floors, decks and toys
Healthy indoor air quality

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...safe to breathe, Livos products are suitable for everyone, but of particular value in the homes of pregnant women, young children and newborns, and anyone with ...

Disposing of old batteries
Kitchens

Waste management: compost and recycling

...safe for them as possible. Garbage and recycling bins can build up mould; it would be thoughtful to clean them out regularly. That is a simple matter of some vi...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...safe paints , where to buy natural paints , green kitchen renovations and interior air quality in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

90 year old red pine refinished with zero VOC floor oil
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

How to find a healthier wood finish

...paints, floor finishes will contain varying levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), or if you're a really shrewd shopper, none at all - see here for an art...

Healthy indoor air quality

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

...paints and adhesives. Following that are the perfumes and other chemicals found in detergents, bleaches and cleaners. So how do we cope with this toxic soup? So...

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...safer alternatives on the market now than the toxic paints we used to apply to our walls. For more information see our pages on safer paints , or you could even...

An attic with 'insulating paint' which doesn't insulate
Insulation and soundproofing

Does 'insulating paint' work?

...paints containing [insulating additives] are making claims that defy the laws of physics. " - Alex Wilson "There is poetic justice to a story in which a distr...

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