Zero VOC finishes / Guides

stove hood bathroom fan central vac
Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes

...zero-voc finishes and formaldehyde-free wood engineered products. Thanks to our sponsors: Venmar NuTone Broan

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

How to find a healthier wood finish

...VOCs per can of water based polyurethane; compare that with a low VOC paint which will have about 50 grams, or Zero VOC paint which will have... wait for it...z...

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

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...zero VOC’ will often have VOCs in the colourants. So yes, they are healthier but can still be dangerous. They also commonly still include ingredients such as fo...

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

Choosing safe paints

...zero VOC paint from Benjamin Moore , which is also zero emissions but which has been superceded. Some paint companies will offer zero VOC paint but neglect to t...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...VOC-free. VOCs will continue to release toxic fumes for years after application. Water-based sealants and adhesives will be less toxic, and while silicone ...

Drywall and construction dust
Cleaning and maintenance

Tips for keeping air clean during renovations

...zero VOC is more like quitting. It's not that much more money for zero VOC, and watch for the colourants as well - some brands advertize that they have zero VOC...

Healthy indoor air quality

The impact of ambient fragrances on our health

...VOCs (volatile organic compounds) found in finishes, paints and adhesives. Following that are the perfumes and other chemicals found in detergents, bleaches and...

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...finishes.Whatever name you call it, it’s generally considered both the greenest and healthiest floor covering in the world. Today’s marmoleum is made from ...

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

Naturally made non-toxic wood finishing oil

...zero VOC paints , or even how to make DIY non toxic paint here in the EcoHome Green Building Guides

LEED Platinum Prefab Homes
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes

...zero VOC paints and finishes. Some other features that this home includes are: HEPA filtered air exchanger Low-E fiberglass framed windows In-floor radiant heat...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building a home

...Zero VOC finishes will go a long way to helping you keep clean indoor air quality. Exterior Siding & Finishing Pros of Wood Siding: It makes for a...

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