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Covid-19 has impacted our lives in ways we never imagined. With work from home becoming a reality and people spending maximum time indoors, the focus is now shifting towards reforming our homes. As the demand for safety and hygiene maintenance rises, making the right choices for painting your home can be difficult. The pandemic has made it essential to prioritise picking up the right and safe products for all your home painting requirements.
With this arises the question of how to paint your home during this pandemic safely?
The solution lies with Royal Health Shield's low VOC paints, which offer you an entirely safe and smooth home painting experience. In this blog, we explore more about the low VOC paints, why they make a more safe and healthier option, and the best options available by RHS in the low VOC paint category.
VOC stands for the volatile organic compounds-a term used for a class of harmful chemicals that begin to vaporise under typical indoor temperature and pressure conditions. Over some time, these chemicals are released into the air through a process known as off-gassing.
These chemicals are known to be hazardous and have been proven to contribute to various health conditions, including breathing difficulties, dizziness, cancer, headaches, blurred vision, and fatigue.
VOCs can be present in paints, coatings, carpets, and cleaning products. Unlike earlier, when all paints were mainly oil-based which meant high amounts of VOCs, these days, because of more awareness and stricter government regulation, most household paints are water-based, meaning that they have low or no VOCs.
So, What Exactly are Low VOC Paints?
Low VOC paints are the ones that contain less volatile organic compounds or VOC solvents as compared to traditional coatings. Since VOCs evaporate, subsequently transferring harmful chemicals into the air, using low VOC products is better for improving air quality. Typically, low VOC paints are required to have less than 50 grams per liter VOC solvents.
As the low VOC paints have lower amounts of VOCs in them, they off-gas much less than the traditional paints. They also have low or no volatile organic compounds, which means that they are considered safer to use indoors and don’t generally cause any issues from off-gassing. Low VOC products, therefore, could help to reduce the overall levels of air pollution both indoors and outdoors.
If you haven’t already, it is time to switch to the Royale Health Shield's excellent range of low VOC category paints. Among some of the top RHS paints with low VOC include -
1. Royale Health Shield Clear
2. ezyCR8 Health Shield Single Coat Luxury Emulsion
There are several reasons why you should go for RHS' low VOC paints. Some of these are:-
a. Helps to Purify Air Quality
Poor air quality can not only have a poor effect on your health but can be harmful to the environment as well. Since VOCs evaporate, subsequently transferring harmful chemicals into the air, using products with high VOC levels can be dangerous.
Using RHS low VOC paints helps to purify air quality and assists with the quality of application and drying so that a substance like paint does not streak on a surface.
b. Safer for Environment
Poor air quality caused by high VOC-based products can cause damage to the environment. Using low VOC products from RHS could help substantially reduce the overall levels of air pollution both indoors and outdoors.
Making use of low VOC products can have significant benefits for both the environment and your own health.
RHS' low VOC paints are long-lasting and durable as compared to the high VOC alternatives. This means you won’t have to worry about re-painting for a long time and can enjoy your newly painted home without foul smells or harmful chemicals that can release from traditional paints.
#Royale Health Shield with Silver Ion Technology kills 99% bacteria on walls within 2 hours of exposure.
*Fomite Infections (bacteria) can spread through infected walls among other indoor surfaces in homes and offices. For more information, refer to ‘Antibacterial Silver’, 1994, School of Chemistry & App Chemistry, University of Wales by Julia Clement & Penelope Jarrett.
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