HOW TO CHOOSE THE PAINT ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY? - DECORAMAR PINTURAS EXPERTS ADVICE
Living ecologically - it's not just an advertising slogan or a temporary trend, but a philosophy that helps people live healthy and caring about our planet. Ecological is not only food or cosmetics, but also building materials to build a healthy, safe home - including paints for painting walls. How to choose ecological paints?
HOW TO CHOOSE ECOLOGICAL PAINTS? ALWAYS READ THE COMPOSITION
What should be included in the composition of organic paint? First of all, water as a diluent - a natural ingredient that is safe for human health and the environment. It replaces harmful solvents, ammonia, and VOC, i.e. volatile organic compounds. These substances hazardous to our health evaporate from the paint when it dries on the walls and get into the air we breathe.
Emission of VOCs into the atmosphere causes the ozone hole to expand. This is the main reason for ecologists' struggle to eliminate them in painting products. From January 1, 2010, new EU directives have been introduced, according to which the content of environmentally harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) must be reduced in all paints and varnishes. Therefore, we should choose waterborne emulsions - they have a long shelf life and a reduced fire risk.
The most popular ecological paints are acrylic paints. Their binder is acrylic resin. Such paints create vapor-permeable coatings on the walls. When the room is very humid, the walls absorb water vapor and let it out. Thanks to this, the building maintains a good microclimate, and there are no molds or fungi inside. Acrylic emulsion paints do not sensitize and do not give off an irritating smell, which is why they can also be used in an allergy-free room.
HOW TO CHOOSE ECOLOGICAL PAINTS? CHECK THE MARKING!
In addition to the product description and composition, paint packaging often has different types of symbols and markings. Thanks to them, the client can recognize which paint is ecological.
The sign you can meet by buying paint for wall painting is Ecolabel. This certificate confirms that the product is safe for health, environmentally friendly and meets the highest quality standards.