December 2012

Painting Over the Truth

Thinking about a new look for your home in the new year? Maybe you’re planning to use a tax refund to finally redo a few rooms? Before you buy any paint, know this: if you’re looking to avoid volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can potentially harm the environment and your health, you need to look for low-VOC or VOC-free base paint and colorant. Recently, paint companies Sherwin-Williams and PPG agreed to settle FTC charges they misled people into thinking their paints didn’t contain VOCs. Continue Reading >

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