It is a distressing thought that solvents that come from paints in everyday use are emitted into the air and is not something we would actually want to happen. VOCs, short for Volatile Organic Compounds, are escaping into the Earth’s atmosphere. This could result to several bad effects; for example, it can result in the ozone to deplete, it can add to the problem of smog and also the big one; it can add towards global warming. As people become increasingly cognizant of the problems posed by global warming, alternatives to typical paints are being sought. During the ’90s, when we had our first look at the first eco friendly paints, they didn’t become popular.
Since people are now becoming aware of the environmental problems, will environmentally friendly paints become more popular? But, there’s one more obstacle: the painting pros. If paints do not come with the volatile organic compounds, the paint masters say that these are inferior to paints that have them. The longevity of environmentally friendly paint and the need to use more are the exact reason that the paint masters give to oppose them. Still, Because VOCs are attributed to health concerns, like asthma and headaches, many people are converting from paints containing VOCs to environmentally friendly paints, leaving the industry no choice but to respond.
Latex paint which is water based might just be the answer to this issue. Due to the fact that they’re water based, it means that they’re Earth friendly (VOCs are not present). If you are looking to paint iron, this is a drawback with water based latex paint as rust is going to occur a lot faster. No matter the issue, latex paints are becoming very popular with consumers.
In order for us to consider a paint environmentally safe, we need to know its contents and how it was manufactured. As an example, Titanium Dioxide is widely used in many paints because of how white it is, which means it is is able to hide other paints. Making Titanium Dioxide might prompt sulfuric acid to be produced. The manner in which the acid is discarded is environmentally damaging as the sea is its last destination.
Smog is caused by Titanium Dioxide reacting with the sun when used outdoors. A carcinogen that could cause cancer likewise has implications with Titanium Dioxide. Despite all of this, paints still have Titanium Dioxide.
The public are starting to choose Earth friendly paints now that they are finding out more about the health and environmental significance of normal paints.