Solvents from common paints are escaping into the environment and I am certain we would all wish this could be prevented. Volatile Organic Compounds or VOCs are finding their way into our surroundings. The perils with this are the problems of smog, the effect on the ozone layer, and problems connected to global warming. This causes us to search for new types of paint to use as we get to know about these dangers. The initial popularity of environmentally friendly paints failed to impress when they first made an entry to the market during the 1990s.
Paint Global Effects
So people today know that using regular paints lend to global warming and other issues, so certainly they’ll start using eco friendly paints? Well, there’s one more problem: the painting experts. The contradicting positions mean that, based on some of these paint experts, paints containing the volatile organic compounds are more superior. The longevity of Earth friendly paint and the need to use more are the exact reason that experts give to oppose them. But, Because VOCs are attributed to health issues, like asthma and headaches, a lot of people are converting from paints containing VOCs to environmentally friendly paints, giving the industry no option but to respond.
Water-Based Latex Paint
A solution to the issue is to utilize water-based latex paint, having acrylic resin which acts as a binder. They are believed to be eco friendly and being water based don’t have volatile organic compounds. If you are looking to paint iron, this is a problem with water based latex paint since rust is going to take place a lot faster. Latex paints, despite their issues, are becoming popular.
When we say ‘Earth friendly paints’, we don’t just mean the paint itself is safe for the environment, but also the procedure in which the paint was manufactured or how the ingredients were acquired. There are many paints that have Titanium Dioxide which can hide other paints because it is very white. Making Titanium Dioxide could lead to the production of sulfuric acid. The environment is adversely affected as the acid is discarded into the sea.
Another issue with Titanium Dioxide is that it can react with the sun, leading to smog, when used as an outer coating. The reality that carcinogens may induce cancer is a is real worry because of its link with Titanium Dioxide. Titanium Dioxide is still found in paints even though all of this evidence.
Consumers are starting to choose environmentally friendly paints now that they are finding out more about the health and environmental significance of regular paints.