what are VOCs?
Volatile Organic Compounds are found in most paints out there and they are bad for your health.
Zero VOC paint does not necessarily mean non-toxic, healthy, or safe. Also, the EPA allows paint to be called Zero VOC even if the VOC content in it is not actually zero. In addition, zero VOC paints can contain harmful chemicals, like highly toxic formaldehyde, which is not always required to be identified on the label. Finally, the Zero VOC certification may only refer to the base paint - not the color tint.
we go above and beyond those industry standards
Painting a single room with a “Zero VOC” product (containing five grams per liter of VOCs) will produce about the same mass of volatiles as if you sprayed out the entire contents of a can of deodorant. (There would be ten times this amount with low VOC paints).
The problem is that VOCs from paint can cause serious health effects including skin and eye irritation, kidney damage, cancer, reproductive disruption, respiratory issues and impaired cognitive functions.
Quiet Home Paints Are Zero VOC
Our manufacturer goes above and beyond common industry standards and green certifications to create the best Zero VOC paint. Our products do not contain the solvents, white spirit, turpentine, terpenes, ethereal oils, glycols, coalescents, vinyl chloride, acrolein, formaldehyde and formaldehyde donors, heavy metals, phthalates, APEOs and acrylic softeners found in many traditional paints. Instead, we offer a water based, zero VOC, glycol-free, toxic-solvent-free alternative with no traditional paint (polyurethane) odor, which can cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory issues.
(1)EPA Method 24 allows for up to 5g/L of VOCs for products called zero VOC
(2)Conforms to CDPH 01350 (VOC emissions test taken at 11, 12, & 14 days for classroom and office use).