You may have heard that Country Chic Paint is a VOC free paint, but do you know exactly what that means? Read on to find out what you should be looking for in an eco-friendly furniture paint line and why you can trust Country Chic Paint completely!
If you enjoy painting your home decor and furniture, you must have heard lots of chatter about “VOCs” in paint. But you might wonder, what does “zero VOC” really mean? When can a company truly call their paint low VOC versus zero VOC? Today I’d like to help you make sense of all this scientific jargon so you’ll know how to find trustworthy products that you can feel safe using in your home.
First off – what are VOCs?
VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound. They’re gases that are released into the air from products such as paint, cleaning products, flooring, and cosmetics. They can cause health effects such as headaches, nausea, and dizziness. They also contribute to the formation of smog. Each state, province, and country sets different regulations on the number of VOCs allowed in a jar of paint. In order to call a product zero VOC, The EPA standard says your paint can contain no more than 5 g/L.
Now what about pigments?
Many times, when companies call their paint zero VOC, they’re really only talking about the base of the paint. Most companies don’t factor in the contents of the paint pigment – meaning all the ingredients that give paint its color. Pigments should most definitely be taken into account when measuring VOC levels. If you’re looking for a VOC free product, you want to find one that’s zero VOC through and through!
Zero VOCs in Country Chic Paint
Here at Country Chic Paint, we wanted to be absolutely sure that you could feel safe using all of our products in your home. That’s why we chose to go above and beyond industry standards by formulating only products with zero to ultra-low VOC levels.
We are the only company on the market right now who has paid for independent testing on our products! For example, our All-in-One Decor Paint was rigorously tested and has less than 1 gram of VOCs per litre!
Our products have gone through rigorous testing with the highest standards to ensure we can back up our claims with confidence. Our paint has even been tested to ensure it complies with Toy Safety Ratings so can feel safe painting your children’s toys, furniture, even cribs without worrying about your little ones chewing on them.
We strongly encourage you to demand transparency from the companies you buy products from. Don’t just take their word for it, ask for proof!
Make sure they have facts and reports to support their VOC free claims.
To view our test results, click here.