Green more than a color at Sherwin-Williams

Green is more than a color at Sherwin-Williams. It is a philosophy to improve both homes and the environment. As peope become more aware of the impact choices have on the world, fully assessing the products incorporated into homes has become more important than ever. And paint should be at the top of any "green" check list.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

Green is more than a color at Sherwin-Williams. It is a philosophy to improve both homes and the environment.

As peope become more aware of the impact choices have on the world, fully assessing the products incorporated into homes has become more important than ever. And paint should be at the top of any "green" check list.

Paint is one of the quickest ways to "green" a home while sprucing up its appearance. What could be easier than refreshing the dining room, den or child's room with colorful hues that not only look stunning, but will dazzle for years and are gentle to the well-being of your family?

No matter what color a person chooses to include in their space, some expert advice about what to keep in mind when it comes to paint selection that is both good for the home and the environment is helpful.

The buzzword (or initials) in paint these days is VOC, which stands for volatile organic compounds. Simply put, VOCs are vapors that can be detected by odors in the air such as gasoline emissions. These can affect a home's indoor air quality. Today, many high-performing paint products have low to zero-VOC's.

"Harmony Interior Latex, a zero-VOC product, is a great 'green' option," said Steve Revnew, director of marketing and product development for Sherwin-Williams. "This paint is low in odor and contributes to better indoor air quality."

Green products don't have to be of low quality just because they are low in VOCs. In fact, in most cases the opposite is true. Products such as Duration Home Interior Latex from Sherwin-Williams allow consumers to wipe away most smudges, spills and splatters with water or mild soap without scrubbing, making it a good choice for high-traffic kitchens, baths, hallways and children's rooms or anywhere long-lasting stain resistance is essential.

Bottom line, many "green" paint products are designed to withstand the test of time and, the more durable the products are, the less frequently homeowners need to paint,

For more information on "green" paint solutions, visit sherwin-williams.com or the local Sherwin-Williams store.