Environmentally Friendly Painting
The cornerstone of environmentally friendly painting practices is taking the time to plan!
Whether it is an Interior or Exterior house painting project, planning the job from beginning to end is pivotal.
Before painting is started ‘HDD’ make sure there is a painting plan in place, which includes the goals to be achieved and a description of the means for achieving them. Poor planning often results in over-purchasing of paint, increased costs and the need for excess paint disposal at the end of the project.
Where applicable for both Interior or Exterior house painting projects we use a low-VOC and durable paint to minimize VOC emissions.
If the project area contains hazardous lead-based paint, proper precautions are taken with removal and disposal. We use a HEPA vacuum cleaner to capture lead dust particles, safety equipment including dust masks, goggles and gloves are always worn by the HDD team on hazardous job sites.
Getting the paint job done right the first time will not only benefit the environment but also your budget!
“Whether it is an Interior or Exterior house painting project, it is important to make the right environmental choices every time!”
Low-VOC and other Environmentally Preferred Paints
Paints that are low in volatile organic compounds or VOCs (which are typically found in high quantities in conventional paints) improve indoor air quality and reduce urban smog on exterior house painting projects.
- Low odour
- Clean air formula
- Safer technology
- Excellent durability
- Washable finish
Low-VOC paint types include:
- Latex (water based)
- Recycled latex (water based)
A Cleaner Way
At “HDD’ we clean paint brushes and rollers in an environmentally favoured manner:
- We store brushes and rollers wet overnight during painting jobs to save on daily use of cleaning fluids.
- We use environmentally favoured cleaning fluids, such as citrus-based cleaners instead of mineral turpentine or harsh industrial liquids.
- For industrial sized jobs we use a waste water recycling system to prevent paint tainted liquids entering waterways.