What paints are green? And affordable?

Question

What paints are green? And affordable?

Asked by Patricia Goldschmidt

I'm planning on painting my apartment. It is a 4-bedroom with a porch and hallway. I want nontoxic paint for the walls and woodwork and for the kitchen and bath.

Answer this question

Answers

Harold Remlinger, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB's picture

Over the years, there has been much advancement in the development of low-VOC and no-VOC paints. Most of the name-brand companies carry a line of paints that fits into one of these categories.

Here are a few of the manufacturers and specifications you should look for in choosing a low or no-VOC paint.

Acceptable manufacturers:

  • ICI Dulux Paint Centers (ICI Dulux Paints)
  • Benjamin Moore & Co.
  • PPG Industries, Inc. (Pittsburgh Paints)
  • Sherwin-Williams Company

Limits to VOC content:

  • Flat paints & coatings: 50 g/L
  • Non-flat paints & coatings: 150 g/L
  • Anti-corrosive coatings: 250 g/L
  • Varnishes & sanding sealers: 350 g/L
  • Stains: 250 g/L