For many years now, the VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) of professional cleaners, primers, paints and finishes have been a concern for the construction industry, painters and home owners 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. More recently, 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 – and why we continue to test new & improved primers and paints on a regular basis. Once a product and it’s reliability are proven, we look to make changes to our standard painting materials and processes. In the meantime, our standard painting materials of choice are Sherwin Williams, water based, low or zero VOC products. Just an example of what we mean when we promise “top notch tradesmen” and “top notch materials”!