Thursday, August 21, 2008

Eco-Unfriendly Paint

It is a known fact that paint is the most hazardous household waste across the country. Before painting anything you should always measure the area you are going to paint. you should do that not only to save money but most importantly you won't have excessive paint lying around. It is known that generally one gallon will cover approximately 400 sq. ft.

The reason for Eco friendly paint is because indoor air is one of the five leading health risks that Americans face. Hazardous paints have something in it called Volatile Organic Compounds; also known as VOCs. These can and will add release low-level toxins into the air you breath.

When buying paint try and get a recycled latex paint. This non harmful paint is usually just re blended or reprocessed back in with new paint. This is good to do because you are proliferating the paint recycling market.

When storing paint, cover it with plastic wrap and then put the lid on it. Always store in moderate temperature away from children and pets. Always try reusing your paint or give it to someone else to use. If you do decide to dispose of paint always use a metal recycling program.

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