Want Eco Friendly, Great Coverage and Tons of Color Choices?
The Low VOC Paint options that the professionals use. Here are some of the best eco friendly paints on the market today. Superb color selections without the toxins.
Here's what our research has turned up. Professional painters consistently choose certain paints for their health conscious customers. Obviously, the pros need a paint that works well, is cost effective and durable while at the same time, comes in a wide variety of pleasing colors.
It's a tall order and fortunately there are companies that are stepping up to the plate and delivering better and better eco friendly paints.
All but the most natural paints have some voc's and other undesireable elements as we've outlined on our eco friendly paint page but there are some serious contenders that are going green and producing paints that have all of the good and very little of the bad.
Here are some favorites that approach that holy grail of paints; super low toxins including (but not limited to) VOC's, good, smooth coverage in 2 coats or less, resistance to fading, washability, cleans up like a breeze and lasts for years.
Benjamin Moore Aura provides a heavy duty finish and a number of different paints that serve a variety of purposes. Benjamin Moore's products consistently rise to the top in painter's reviews. This paint has it all, widely available, easy to apply, low in voc's, comes in tons of zero voc colors and it's durable. No wonder the pros like it so much.
The line of Aura products includes a Bath and Spa paint that's ideal for high humidity areas like bathrooms, laundry rooms and saunas.
Read about Benjamin Moore's no VOC paint.
Expect to pay between $55 and $60 USD per gallon.
Farrow & Ball, based in Dorset, England has used the same ingredients since 1946 to create a gorgeous color palette of minimal and low voc paint. All of their paints are produced by them and them alone. No outsourcing means they have strict control of product quality. An excellent paint for historical restoration products Farrow & Ball products are distributed worldwide.
Expect to pay around $80 USD per gallon.
Sherwin Williams Duration, as the name implies, is a super durable paint that is low in VOC's. Duration enjoys a 5 star ranking from their happy customers. Probably because it produces a stain resistant, washable finish that hangs in there in high-use areas. Use this paint in high traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms, foyers and mud rooms.
This paint contains anti-microbials to resist mildew growth.
Read about SW no VOC paint
Expect to pay $45 to $50 USD per gallon
Anna Sova Food Grade Paint creates a line of food grade paints that come in a wide array of absolutely yummy colors. As much as 94% of the ingredients are edible. The milk base is joined by edibles such as bamboo and cellulose to form paints safe for nurserys, playrooms and any other room of your house.
It looks so thick and rich you could almost... well, eat it.
Expect to pay around $70 USD per gallon.
Additionally, Farrow and Ball, although available internationally (link above), is manufactured right on your doorstep in Dorset.
Here's a video introducing a few of the products featured on this page.
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