Starting a DIY Project? Consider These Odorless Paint Benefits

Tony 02/22/2019

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In a 2017 interior design trends survey, more than a third of respondents said they would choose a neutral color palette if redecorating their home. But in addition to choosing the colors for your painting project, you'll also have to choose the right type of paint. Odorless paints have countless benefits over traditional paints, and many of them are unknown to even savvy DIY homeowners. Here are just a few benefits of odorless paints that everyone should know about before purchasing paints for their next project.

Fewer Toxins

According to Sweden’s Dampness in Buildings and Health study, among children with multiple allergic symptoms, PGE-exposure nearly doubled the likelihood of developing allergic sensitivities to other allergens. Knowing this, it makes sense to invest in low VOC paints and odorless varieties that were made using non-toxic materials. In addition to lowering symptoms for those who are prone to allergies, odorless paints help to preserve the air quality and provide a superior overall living environment for years to come.

Easier Cleanup

Here's an advantage not many people know about -- the cleanup, or lack thereof. Cleaning up odorless paints after an accident spill is as easy as using soap and warm water. There's no staining or damaging involved with the process, and it doesn't require the application of any additional coatings, either.

Low Odor

This benefit is much more obvious, but it should still be addressed. Applying odorless paints reduces exposure to toxic substances, and is more comfortable to apply than applying traditional paints, regardless of the surface. The harsh odor of traditional paints signifies the severe toxicity and hazard that comes with its application, so tread carefully if the odor is suspiciously strong. There are plenty of great reasons to take advantage of these odorless paint benefits, but overall, a low VOC variety can actually turn what would be a miserable experience into an enjoyable and memorable one.

As a whole, studies have shown that levels of several organics average two to five times higher indoors than outdoors, and when inhaled they can contribute to several health problems. Investing in odorless and low VOC paints is investing in your family's health. For more information about health-focused paints, contact Ecos Paints.