Most of the paints on sale are made up of chemical elements that can be harmful to health but also to the environment! Environmental protection starts from our choices in any field. For example, do you have to paint your house? If you love the environment, your choice must fall only on natural products ... .. therefore, discard traditional paints a priori. Fortunately, many eco-friendly, environmentally friendly paints are available on the market today. What you need to pay attention to when buying one ecological painting? In this regard, we will give you some useful information for painting your home while respecting the environment.
Ecological paints, useful information
- At the time of purchase, it is good to check the label and look for the words "low in CVO" or, better still, "without CVO": these are dangerous substances that are partly responsible for the strong odor that characterizes them. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, CVOs can be emitted from liquids or solids, which implies that paints are not necessarily safe.
- The truly eco-friendly paints contain only one hundred percent natural pigments such as clay.
- To recognize natural paints on the market, simply check that there is the appropriate ECOLABEL ecological quality mark from the European Union or the wording ecological or 100% organic.
- Finding these types of eco-friendly paints is very simple, there are many companies that have decided to specialize in the production of 100% safe and non-polluting products. Among the most important brands of natural paint producers we mention a few: Ecos, the Italian Solas and Durga.
Ecological paints, solvents
The solvents used to clean brushes and rollers also contain toxic chemicals.
Naphtha is a solvent that is obtained from petroleum and often has a strong odor. As solvents, therefore, it is better to opt for turpentine or terpene oil, instead of the classic white spirit: they are extracted from conifers or citrus fruits
It should be emphasized that even the production process with which these substances are made is usually very dangerous for those who work there and very polluting for the environment.