At Versus Paint, we place a great emphasis on ensuring that our products adhere to the eco-friendly standards set by the industry. We have relevant insight into the latest talking points and industry trends, and understand that a large emphasis is being placed on how to make buildings more energy efficient and eco-friendly. One of the most innovative ways that some architects are achieving this is by using lightweight steel frames with thermal facades that are then coated with Versus Paint’s low VOC textured coatings.

Environmental Sustainability

We want you to choose an eco-friendly coating that encompasses both style, and sophistication.

Did you know that paints and finishes are among the leading causes of indoor air pollution? Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air and, according to the EPA, indoor air is considered to be one of the top 5 hazards to human health. With the increasing focus on our immediate and global environment, eco-friendly paint has become a much needed alternative in today’s paint industry.

When purchasing environment-friendly paint, it is important to pay attention to these three main factors:

Low VOCs
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) refer to a class of chemicals that evaporate readily at room temperature. Many paints contain these chemicals that can cause a variety of health problems such as nausea, dizziness, irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract, heart, lung, or kidney damage and even cancer.

VOCs are the main solvents in oil-based paints, meaning they are used to dissolve and disperse the other ingredients. Although water-based paints use water as the main solvent, they still often contain five to ten percent VOCs. As a general rule, low VOC paints marketed by reputable paint manufacturers usually meet the 30 g/L VOC threshold. Paints with the Green Seal Standard (GS-11) mark are certified lower than 30 g/L.

Low biocides
Eco-friendly paint should have low biocide content. Water-based paints have low biocide content compared to oil-based paints (which also have high VOC content).

Natural pigments
Some of the toxic chemicals in paints come from the substances used to colour them. Make sure that non-toxic pigments are used in the paint.

An Eco-Friendly Choice
Versus Paint Specialists have formulated a coating that meets all the requirements of being a durable and cost-effective, eco-friendly paint. Versus Paint coatings have less than 16 grams/litre of VOCs, contain non-toxic pigments and have minimal biocide content.

Versus Paint wall coatings are guaranteed to last for 10 years, virtually maintenance-free, and are suitable for new construction and redecoration.

Give your walls a luxurious finish while making a positive contribution to the environment and your health with eco-friendly paint coatings from Versus Paint.