For many years, the VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) of some cleaners, primers, paints and finishes have been a concern for the construction industry, painters and end customers alike. On one hand, some of these materials can have harmful levels of emissions – or a “high VOC” – yet these same VOC’s were once considered essential to the performance of the paint and finish. For years now, manufacturers have been working to develop new solutions with both a zero VOC and a high quality, long lasting finish. Some have worked, some have not worked and some still vary per application. This is why “high”, “low” and “zero” VOC is still a concern today. However, MRC continues to test new & improved primers and paints on a regular basis – and we feel we’ve finally found the quality and consistency we’ve been looking for! So, effective April 2018, MRC has gone to 100% zero VOC ceiling, wall, trim and cabinet primers and paints – on both new AND old applications! Just an example of what we mean when we promise “top notch tradesmen” and “top notch materials”!