Guide to Choosing Pet-Friendly Paint
For many people, life is better with a pet. We come home from a bad day, and we’re greeted with a wagging tail or a gentle purr. No matter what kind of pet person you are, you’re probably quite concerned about their health and safety, because let’s face it—they’re like our kids.
As a responsible and loving pet owner, you should be conscious of what you’re subjecting your small friend to, especially when it comes to any home improvement projects. You must make sure to choose the best products for your health as well as for your pet’s well-being. To keep your pets in good shape, take a look at our guide to choosing pet-friendly paint. Whether you’re painting the new doghouse or worried about choosing the best pet-friendly paint for the living room walls, take a look below.
As with any painting project, you want to make sure the primer you choose is right for the task. When it comes to pet-friendly primers, you’ll want something free of harsh chemicals and with no odor*. Choose a high-quality primer for the paint to stick to—you don’t want any chance of peeled paint.
For primers, paints, and finishes, you’ll want to check the ingredients list. You’ll find a wide variety of ingredients in most typical paints, but you’ll really want to watch out for the following toxins:
- Ethyl acetate
- Methylene chloride
Another big thing you want to look out for is Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Conventional paints emit harmful VOCs as they dry, giving off harsh smells that can damage the environment, your air quality, and your pet’s health. Only purchase paint if it’s non-toxic**, no odor, and zero-VOC.***
At ECOS Paints, we disclose the full ingredients lists for all our products. Whether you’re using our pet-friendly paint or ceiling paint, we want to make sure you feel comfortable with your choice.
You’ll want a finish with a low sheen, such as an eggshell or semi-gloss; these finishes will have just the right amount of shine to avert smudges and are highly washable.
As always, turn to ECOS Paints for your painting needs. We have everything you need for all your different projects, and our products will keep your loved ones—human or furry—safe. We have pet-friendly, zero-VOC paint and primer that allow your project to run without a hitch. Learn more about our products, and you’ll never turn anywhere else!
*No-Odor: No traditional paint (polyurethane) odor, which can cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory issues
**Non-toxic: Conforms to ASTMD-4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation, and respiratory effects
***Zero-VOC: Conforms to CPH 01350 (VOC emissions test taken at 11, 12, and 14 days for classroom and office use)