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October 29, 2010 -
Paints & Coatings
Low- and no-VOC paints have sometimes had a bad reputation for poor durability and performance. In the past, the sudden push for green products has driven some manufacturers to formulate paints that sacrifice performance and durability for green features.
Paint manufacturers have worked out many kinks however and are now developing better formulas for more durable low- and no-VOC paints. Most of the third-party green paint certifications include stringent performance standards. Look for paints that are certified by the Master Painters Institute, ASTM, Green Seal or Greenguard. All will ensure you're buying a high quality, high-performance, green product.