• Guide to Low VOC Paints – Part 5: Pollution Free Paint Guide to pollution free paint No doubt a fresh coat of paint brightens up space. But did you know the clean smell of paint is actually vapours released from the toxic ingredients of the conventional paints? The vapours released are known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Each of these ingredients needs to exist for a consistent and stable mixture. ...
  • VOC Paints Guide – Part 6: Problems With Traditional Paint Air Pollution in Brisbane Paint Products with High VOCs More than 80,000 tonnes of VOCs are released into the atmosphere in Australia each year. And the paint industry contributes significantly to this amount. Paints are a major source of indoor air pollution too; traditional paints can make the indoor air a chemical cocktail which could be ...
  • Guide to Low VOC Paints – Part 5: Pollution free paint Guide to pollution free paint No doubt a fresh coat of paint brightens up space. But that clean smell of new paint is actually the vapours released from the toxic ingredients of the conventional paints. These vapours are known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Around 30 ingredients are combined to make the paint. And each of these ingredients ...
  • What is Undercoat and Primer? A brief Introduction Undercoat and Primer are key components in the Painting process. Understanding how to use undercoat and primer will influence the finish of your project dramatically. Whether you’re painting a small internal or a large external project. Here is a brief rundown on what undercoat and primer are and how to use them. Acrylic Primer: used to seal bare ...
  • VOC Paints Guide – Part 4: The Benefits of Using Low-VOC Paints The Benefits of Using Low-VOC Paints Environment-friendly, as there are no lower levels of ozone formation due to paints. The incidence of eye and respiratory irritation from low-VOC paints is uncommon. Proven performance equal to that of traditional paints No special equipment needed Fewer emissions of smog-forming chemicals Better indoor and outdoor air quality These paints are ideal for commercial applications. They are ...
  • VOC Paints Guide – Part 3 What are VOCs? Volatile organic compounds (VOCs or VOC) are a wide range of carbon-based molecules present in paint and many other substances. These are very unstable and we can’t see them. They evaporate under normal conditions, leaving their host and entering the air. In the air, they combine with other airborne compounds to form ozone. VOCs in ...
  • Weatherproofing Your Home – For Queenslanders Here in Queensland, we are no strangers to extremes when it comes to weather conditions. Ranging from exhaustingly hot, humid days to the cold chills of winter, it can certainly play a large role in a how comfortable our living conditions can be. One way you can make your comfort of living more consistent throughout ...
  • Biggest Mistake When Painting Your Home 1 – Using Budget Paint Brands As a Painter, it’s always an interesting experience seeing family and friends undertake painting jobs within their homes. I’ve been in the Painting industry for well over 15 years now and always see the same mistakes being made from well-meaning home-owners. It’s with this intention that this 5 part article series was created. Whether you choose ...
  • The QPaint Guide to Low VOC Paints – Part 2 Traditional paints are those paints which were used for internal and external painting mainly between the late 17th and the early 20th centuries. The traditional painting procedures comprise of applying oil paints to timber, metal and plaster and the application of water-based washes and distempers to plasters and some masonry surfaces. On giving the attractive painting treatments graining and ...
  • Traditional Paints vs Low VOC Paints It definitely is worth the research and expense to find paints that don’t contain these VOCs… For the environment’s sake as well as for your health. You should consider the following points while choosing paint: Avoid hazardous chemicals The best way to reduce off-gassing from materials indoors is to go for the products that exclude hazardous chemicals. ...