The foremost step that comes to mind while designing an Interior space is always the wall paint and for sure that is a fun part too. It is said that we spend 75% of our time indoors in a day and it is important to select the right paint for your home interiors. As the colour , texture and quality of the paint is related to emotion, feel and health of each individual using that space.
House or a Chemical Industry ?
Studies say that air that we inhale are three times more polluted than the outdoor air.Exactly , your indoor paints are the primary and foremost source for Indoor pollutants .
Let’s learn some Chemistry ..
And yes our livelihood never stops at maths. We are still living with Science , Social Science ,Physics, Chemistry in our daily life. Funny.., but it is important for one to know what actually we are dealing with in our day to day life .
None of us knew that picking up a paint brush could have so many pitfalls . Many of us in this present world are Claustrophobic and the same health faults happen during a painting job.
The constituents of conventional paints may include formaldehyde, heavy metals and nasties known as volatile organic compounds, or VOCs in short.
These VOCs give out while painting and even after 5 years.
VOC and WHO
The World Health Organisation says that Professional decorators are 40% more likely to contract lung cancer . And it’s for sure the manufacturing of such paints is a harmful process and the production includes use of non – sustainable materials . It is said that production of 1 litre of paint involves emission on 30 litres of toxic waste and that’s the reason the normal paints are recommended to use at a well ventilated space.
Eco – Friendly ..
In the year 2010 the paint producers were obliged to comply with new limits on VOC levels .Obviously , Eco Paints or Natural Paints have low levels of VOC.And it said , traditional paints have to abide by specific legal requirements for toxic ingredients to be considered safe for human use.
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Benefits of Eco Friendly Paints
Variety of natural materials, including clay, milk proteins, citrus, balsam and other minerals are the components of an Environmentally friendly or Natural Paints. One example is milk paint, which is made from the milk protein such as casein and a little lime. Milk paints have been used for hundreds of years and usually come in powder form. When mixed with water before use, it emits little to no order.And these are recommended to use indoors .
Since eco-friendly paints are low in VOC chemicals, they’re much safer to use in your home.
Few Indian Brands
Are you planning to move in an eco friendly manner ? and here are the few Indian Producers of Eco- Friendly or Natural paints.
In the present scenario we are feeling staying at home is safer than wandering outside and why should these be your obstacles . Choosing the right paint today will lead a happy life tomorrow.
Stay Home Stay Safe .!