The biggest secret in design is that the majority of what you bring into your home to make it stylish can actually be very very bad for you. The sad part is, that companies do not disclose this type of information and you have to do quite a lot of research to find out for yourself which products are safe and which are not. I am hoping that this blog will open everyone’s eyes to the harmful chemicals that are in most of our furnishings and will also make it easier to make the right choices when it comes to furnishing your homes.
Let’s start with paint as that is the least expensive way to give your space a mini-makeover.
Regular paints contain loads of harmful chemicals and toxins. You know that new paint smell?? That is the smell of chemicals that you really don’t want to be inhaling.
Paints contain toxic VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) that can cause serious respiratory illness and cancer. The way to get around this not so fun consequence of making your place prettier is to choose a Zero-VOC or VOC Free paint. Most of these paints are either less expensive or similarly priced than their VOC laden counterparts.
Check out these VOC Free paints for your next paint job: