VOC Free Paint | Why Country Chic Paint is an Eco-Friendly Brand You Can Trust

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.

Ask questions!

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.

Watch this video to learn more!

Comment below to tell us something new you’ve learned about VOC free paint!



43 thoughts on “VOC Free Paint | Why Country Chic Paint is an Eco-Friendly Brand You Can Trust

    1. Congrats Sherry-Lynn, you’re one of our lucky winners! Please contact me at sarah@countrychicpaint.com to let me know your phone number, shipping address, and three paint colors you would like to try.

  1. Thank you for the video. I was pleased to learn that country chic paint is so eco friendly and has zero VOCs.

    1. Congrats Maureen, you’re one of our lucky winners! Please contact me at sarah@countrychicpaint.com to let me know your phone number, shipping address, and three paint colors you would like to try.

  2. Just watched your video. I had no idea that VOC testing was not a standard requirement in the US!! I wasn’t able to comment below the video but I’ve liked a shared it on my biz page. Don’t forget to enter me in your drawing, I’ve bern wanting to test your paints for a bit now!!

  3. Thank you for sharing this important info. To be honest I never thought about this because I just assumed that all paint was lead free and so was also free of all toxins .

  4. You are so informative to your customers.explaining in plain English. I did not know what voc was actually.. I love your product and now I love it more of its safe use .Education is always a good thing for a company to share.. kudos country chick paint

  5. I was so excited to use this paint to liven up some of my classeroom furniture. I love that is it so safe to use.

  6. I learned that a paint can claim to be VOC free and then the VOC’s are in the pigment. Be careful of the pant that you buy and their VOC free claims and testing practices.

  7. I was surprised to learn companies could claim their paint was zero VOC when in fact the colorant contained VOCs. Thanks for keeping your customers’ safety a top priority!

  8. I didn’t know VOC”s could cause headaches and health problems. I thought they were more of an environmental issue.

    1. Yes, definitely! That’s why many people are prone to migraines when they use stinky paint. Thanks for watching Katie!

  9. I truly appreciate your commitment in representing your brand with honesty and integrity. You have gone the extra mile to include the pigmentation in your rating. There will be no other brand on my home studio shelf! CCP … I thank you!

  10. So happy to learn your paint is VOC! But it makes sense, since every time I use it I love how it doesn’t smell like other paint! I’m going to be your customer for a very long time!

  11. I did not realize that BOX’s referred to gases. I always thought it was the particles created such as when you sand. I also didn’t know that companies could make claims legally by wording their claims a certain way. I will definitely be more aware in the future as my husband has health issues. Thank you for explaining!!

  12. Interesting video! It shouldn’t surprise me anymore as what regulators call safe. Thank you Country Chic for going above and beyond in helping keeping the environment clean, and keeping your customers safe!!!!

  13. I learned that using low VOC paint is healthier for you, your children & the planet! Country Chic paint is tested for VOC ‘s using the highest European standards (which are not required in the U.S. & Canada..)!!

  14. I was unaware of VOC!! Thank you fir this info AND for going to extra step with testing!!! This gives me just another reason to be happy with your products!!!

  15. I couldn’t leave my comment on the YouTube video to enter your contest so I’ve come here to enter. I didnt know much about VOCs or your paint and was surprised to learn that yours is VOC free. That’s impressive! I have allergies to paint fumes so I’d love to give yours a try!

    1. I’m so glad you stopped by Cheryl! I hope you enjoyed the video and I hope you’ll have a chance to try out paint out soon 🙂

  16. I did not know that the paint pigments also contain VOCs. I’m hooked on watching Country Chic paint videos on YouTube! My husband and I are new in the last month to repurposing furniture so we are learning a lot!

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