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Interior Painting and Your Health

Interior Painting and Your Health: What You Need to Know Of course you know that lead-based paint is bad for you, which is why it isn’t for sale anymore. But did you realize that the majority of paint sold at your local home improvement store could be harming your health? It’s true, and it’s all thanks to the toxic chemicals it contains, referred to as VOCs. The term stands for Volatile Organic Compound, and they could be affecting your family in more ways than you realize. What exactly are VOCs? Have you ever wondered why paint has such a strong odor? You can thank the VOCs. Simply put, they are harmful gases that are emitted from paint during the drying process. In fact, they are the ingredients that actually cause the drying, so they are kind of important—which is also why you won’t find very many paints without them. Most VOCs are considered carcinogens by the EPA  (suc ...

Reasons to Hire a Painter

For Interior Painting in Connecticut, Hiring a Pro Is the Best Way to Go What is one of the most common home improvement tasks that Connecticut homeowners take on themselves? Yep, that’s right: painting. It seems easy enough. All you need is some paint and some brushes and in no time at all you will have a made over room that flawlessly shows off your impeccable tastes. It seems ideal, but it turns out that the reality of interior painting is much more complicated and time consuming than it looks. That’s just one of the reasons interior painting in CT should be left to the professional painters. Here are four more: The Job Will Get Done Quickly How many half-finished projects do you have collecting dust around your home? If you are like most Connecticut residents, there are more than you would care to admit. So what makes you think you will actually complete your interior painting ...