5 Key Benefits of Choosing Eco-Friendly Paints


The painting industry has evolved significantly over the years, responding to a growing concern for environmental protection. Especially here in Brisbane with the hot and sunny environment. As a leading Brisbane painter, Qpaint takes paint very seriously. Professional painters know the ins and outs of the paint world and our painting team can give you great advice on the subject of paint. Our painting jobs whether it is paint removal and a fresh coat on the exterior or an interior house painting job, we know the best environmentally friendly paints to use.

Many homeowners, too, are swapping out their conventional paints for more eco-conscious options. This move isn’t just about being trendy; eco-friendly paints offer advantages. Here’s why these green painting solutions are gaining increasing attention and why you should consider them for your next home project. The most important reason isn’t just for the environment, it’s for your health. Low-VOC paints are better for your health and pose fewer health risks.

What is VOC in Paint and is it Harmful?

VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds, which are a group of carbon-based chemicals that easily evaporate at room temperature. VOCs are commonly found in a variety of products such as paints, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, and even some types of furniture. While not all VOCs are harmful, certain types can contribute to environmental pollution and may pose health risks.

Health Concerns Associated with VOCs

VOCs can contribute to air pollution and smog when they react with nitrogen oxides in the presence of sunlight. They can also contribute to indoor air pollution, which can be a concern for residential and commercial spaces. High concentrations of VOCs indoors can have adverse health impacts, especially for people with respiratory conditions or chemical sensitivities.

Exposure to high levels of VOCs can lead to a range of health issues such as headaches, dizziness, and respiratory problems. In some severe cases, prolonged exposure can even cause damage to the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system. Certain VOCs are also known carcinogens, meaning they have the potential to cause cancer.

VOCs in Paint

Traditional paints often contain high levels of VOCs, which are used to improve the paint’s performance, drying time for a coat of paint, and texture. However, the growing awareness of environmental and health concerns has led to the development of low-VOC and zero-VOC paints. These eco-friendly options are formulated to minimise harmful emissions, making them a safer choice for both the environment and human health.


Given the potential risks, it’s important to be aware of the VOC content in the products you choose for your home or office. Always look for paints and other supplies labelled as “low-VOC” or “zero-VOC” when possible. Our painters use low-VOC paints and we can answer any questions you may have about the paint.

Key Benefits of Eco-Friendly Paints

  1. Minimal VOC Content

Traditional paints are notorious for their high VOC levels, which have a considerable environmental impact. Eco-friendly paints come with little to no VOC content, making them a less damaging choice for our planet.

  1. Natural Ingredients

Featuring natural components like lemon extracts and bee wax, eco-friendly paints are safe for both the environment and your home. These naturally-derived substances eliminate the harmful by-products commonly associated with traditional paint production.

  1. Reduced Environmental Impact

With innovations in the formulation, eco-friendly paints have become widely available in a plethora of shades and colours. Being mostly water-based, they have a negligible carbon footprint. Plus, they contain biodegradable organic compounds that pose no harm to the environment. It’s not just a coat of paint, there is so much more to it. For a flawless finish get a professional painter.

  1. Ease of Application & Maintenance

One of the many reasons homeowners love eco-friendly paints is their user-friendliness. These paints are easy to apply and have excellent colour retention qualities, making them a highly sought-after option that also minimises environmental impact. As qualified master painters all of the professional painter teams are committed to providing high quality workmanship on every job. We have commercial painters and residential painters who work across Brisbane and the Gold Coast and each one of them takes great pride in their work.

  1. A Worthwhile Investment

While eco-friendly paints may come with a higher upfront cost, they prove to be a wise investment in the long run. They are not only better for your health but offer lasting durability, giving you more value for your money. Qpaint has better buying power with paint companies so we can access these paints cheaper than the average homeowner. DIY painting as a whole may seem the cheaper option but there is so much involved in painting people don’t consider. The prep work is the most vital part of painting and you need the right tools for that. Plus cheap paint brushes and rollers make for a cheap finish. So whilst it may initially seem cheaper once you add in the price for the paint, prep and paint tools the price grows. And a Qpaint will get the job done quicker, so overall DIY vs. professional is more than meets the eye.

Get the Best Painter in Brisbane and the Gold Coast 

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As a leading Brisbane painting service, QPaint is committed to delivering top-quality painting solutions that align with your aesthetic needs and environmental concerns. Our team of skilled local painters in Brisbane leverages modern painting techniques and eco-friendly paints to ensure a durable and responsible finish for your property.

To discuss your painting needs and get a free quote, feel free to contact us at QPaint. We’re here to make your home not just beautiful, but also eco-responsible.

Our Customers Love Our Work

What Our Customers Are Saying: A Compilation of Google Reviews for QPaint

Customer reviews are a critical component of any business, providing genuine insights into the quality of services offered. At QPaint, we take immense pride in the quality workmanship we do and aim to exceed customer expectations consistently. We offer a reasonable price for high quality painting, our painters have an eye for detail and colours. Combine this with our very high standards and we guarantee you will be impressed. Here, we’ve compiled some of our customer reviews to provide an inside look at why people choose QPaint for their painting needs.

Key Features Valued by Our Customers

  • Professionalism
  • Punctuality
  • Quality
  • Responsiveness
  • Repeat Customer Experience

Reviewer: Anonymous

Services: Wood staining, Exterior painting

“This is the second time we have used Q Painters. Each time we have found their painters particularly Tony and his other team members to be punctual, hardworking, and professional, ensuring the area was tidy and the completed job was of a high standard.”

QPaint’s Response: “We sincerely appreciate you choosing QPaint for a second time and for taking the time to share your experience. We’ll be sure to share your message with Tony and the team. Thank you again.”

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Reviewer: AndyServices: Exterior painting

“It feels like the team I had painted the exterior of my house for the quality of the result, not to make a quick buck. They were client-focused, hardworking, professional, and helpful.”

QPaint’s Response: “Hi Andy, thank you for the review. We continually strive to improve our quality service services each year, and we sincerely appreciate the positive feedback.”

Transforming a Historical Home

Reviewer: P S CServices: Not specified

“We highly recommend Qpaint after they recently repainted our 100-year-old three-level Queenslander. We obtained multiple quotes prior and are confident we made the right decision.”

QPaint’s Response: “Thank you for your updated review. Your home was entered into the 2022 Master Painters Awards. We’re thrilled to have met your expectations.”

Attention to Detail

Reviewer: Margaret HeirsServices: Not specified

“We were very happy with the job done by Tony and his team. Tony’s attention to detail and experience was greatly appreciated.”

QPaint’s Response: “Hi Margaret, thanks so much for the review. We’ll make sure to pass on your message to Tony and the team.”

Exceptional Communication

Reviewer: Jan PetersServices: Not specified

“QPaint are exceptional painters. They are communicative and you know exactly what is happening at all times.”

QPaint’s Response: “Hey Jan! We appreciate your awesome review! Your satisfaction is our top priority.”

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Streamlined Process

Reviewer: StevenServices: Not specified

“The QPaint team was fantastic, from the initial quote to the completion of the job. The online systems made everything super easy.”

QPaint’s Response: “Hey, Steven! Thanks for your kind words. We aim to make the entire process as seamless as possible.”

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Reviewer: Juleen SchneiderServices: Not specified

“My parents had their house painted by QPaint and were extremely happy with the quality of work and their professionalism.”

QPaint’s Response: “Hello, Julien! Your words made our day. Thank you for this review!”

Dependable and Professional

Reviewer: SamServices: Not specified

“Qpaint has been one of the best trades I’ve ever used as a project manager. Always on time and they back up their work.”

QPaint’s Response: “We’re thrilled to hear we met your standards as a project manager, Sam. Thanks for choosing QPaint!”

From these reviews, it’s clear our QPaint team is committed to offering our clients professional, punctual, and a quality painting services that satisfy a wide range of customer needs. Whether you’re a repeat customer or trying us out for the first time, we aim to provide an experience that will make you glad you chose QPaint. So whether it is the exterior of your house that needs a paint or your roof we have a wide selection of environmentally friendly and low VOC paints to choose from for your painting job. 

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