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 however, manufacturers have been (and continue) working to develop new water based 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 and oil based vs. water based products are still widely debated.
One thing is for sure, we’re always looking for ways to improve our standard materials and processes. So we study and test new & improved primers and paints on a regular basis. Once a new or different product is tested and proven, we look for ways to incorporate them into our standard processes.
Since the summer of 2018, our standard painting materials of choice has been high end Sherwin Williams, water based, low or zero VOC products. Just an example of what we mean when we promise “top notch materials”!