Eco-Friendly Painters in Jacksonville FL

From A New Leaf Painting

Why using latex based paints is a better ECO Friendly choice when painting your Jacksonville, FL home.

Water based paints are a type of paint that are specially manufactured so that they can be thinned with water itself instead of paint thinner and can be easily cleaned with water. These are used in similar way as oil paints but are comparatively much easier to remove (much easier to work with) using brushes and palettes when not dried completely.

The biggest advantage of hiring a eco-friendly painters in Jacksonville FL and using these types of coatings for your homes are; they are eco-friendly and do not generate any cleanup solvents which decreases the hazardous waste generation. There is no need to use any harmful solvents while using these, which lessens the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds.

Water based paints are gaining immense popularity as people are opting to use paints that do not involve harmful solvents and dangerous chemicals in application and cleanup process. These grip well to almost any surface and are weather-resistant, which is very helpful in the Jacksonville Florida sun. Another plus point of this paint is it doesn't dry, crack or fade in the sunlight. There is no potent odor that is emitted when it applied over any surface; the time taken for the painted surface to dry is also less. When compared to oil based paints these don't become brittle over time and require less ventilation. These are also known to have more elasticity than oil based paints.

Sherwin-Williams developed a sustainable product with a different approach.

“We are always looking for ways to use alternative raw materials versus conventional,” explains Steve Revnew, vice president of product development for the manufacturer. “That adds to the environmental responsibility of the formulation.” Sherwin Williams.

It uses the water as the medium which carries the color pigment to the surface that is being painted. By the time it dries, the solvent evaporates completely. These paints do not pose any harm to humans as the only thing that evaporates and enters the air during the application is hydrogen and oxygen. However in the case of solvent-based paints, solvents like epoxy, release harmful organic chemicals in the air while drying which are harmful to humans especially children and can also be a prime cause for allergies, breathing problems etc.

Also, water based emulsion paints and water based latex paints are very flexible. These paints dry quickly i.e. in not more than six hours. These paints are less likely to mildew because of water as the base. The oils that are used in the oil-based paints feed mildew and encourage its development.

The advantage of using these paints in your Jacksonville homes are; when compared to any other paint type is the price. They will not burn a hole in your pocket and you will be amazed at the variety they offer. From colors, textures to finishes the choices and possibilities are endless.

Eco-friendly Painters in Jacksonville, FL?

Another great way to guarantee top-notch eco-friendly painting results is to hire a reputable painting service in Jacksonville, FL. If you live in the Jacksonville, FL, area we hope you might contact us at A New Leaf Painting, LLC, we offer many green painting solutions. Call your local painting contractor Jacksonville FL for more information call 904-330-0084.

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