Zero VOC finishes / Guides

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Healthy indoor air quality

Removing dust and moisture from homes finishes and formaldehyde-free wood engineered products. Thanks to our sponsors: Venmar NuTone Broan

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

Choosing safe paints VOC paint from Benjamin Moore , which is also zero emissions. Some paint companies will ofer zero VOC paint but neglect to tell you that there are other da...

Natural pigment clay paint
Healthy indoor air quality

DIY recipe for natural healthy paint

...VOCs. Even paint brands advertised as ‘zero VOC’ will often have VOCs in the colourants. So yes, they are healthier but still dangerous. They also commonly...

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...

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 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 ...

LEED Platinum Prefab Homes
LEED Homes

LEED Platinum Pre-fab Homes 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...

Wood frame construction timber choices
Wall assemblies - new construction

Material choices for wood frame construction

...Zero VOC finishes will go a long way to helping you keep clean indoor air quality. Wooden Furniture Regardless of the type of wood that is used, your ...

Reclaimed sunken lumber for wood ceiling
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Choosing between wood and drywall for ceilings paints, you will protect workers and occupants health, it would also reduce your carbon footprint and the amount of pollution generated compared to cho...