Everyone already knows that paint contains chemicals that we “shouldn’t” be breathing. That’s why, when I talk to families who are expecting the arrival of a new baby, they always tell me that the father is painting the nursery, not the pregnant mother. But this has lead me to wonder, “How long does it take for the paint to become safe to breathe? Will it be safe when the baby arrives?” Unfortunately, it could take years for your paint to become fully safe.
I know that paint manufacturers have been lowering the amount of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) to match consumer demand for less toxic paints, and some can even boast of being “zero-VOC” but they still contain other petrochemicals that make their paints harmful to the environment, not to mention your family!
I’ve recently learned about Unearthed, a company that makes natural paints and wood finishes with no petrochemicals and zero-VOCs! Natural paints are paints that are made with raw ingredients such as clay, chalk, marble, and earth and mineral pigments and that are not produced with petrochemical (oil-derived) or synthetic ingredients.
These remarkable paints are biodegradable, require less energy to produce, allow your walls to breath (moisture to pass through), contain no animal ingredients nor testing, and are based on recipes that have been used for literally thousands of years. Having learned more about the dangers of synthetic paints, even ones that claim to be “zero-VOC,” I am committed to only using natural paints going forward. Visit Unearthed.