Sound Finish Only Uses Low VOC Paint
When painting, it is important to select a paint that has low levels of VOC. Sound Finish cares about your health and the environment, so that’s why they only use paints with low levels of VOC. They also remove all the cabinet doors and paint them outside, making sure you are safe from any harmful chemicals. Choosing Sound Finish to repaint your kitchen cabinets is your first step in reducing VOCs in your home. Sound Finish uses low VOC paint on your kitchen cabinets so you can stay safe from these harmful effects.
What is VOC?
VOC stands for volatile organic compounds. They are chemicals that release a gas from certain materials and liquids. You’ve probably been around VOC and haven’t known it. It’s what causes that “new car smell.” This gas is emitted from many products, such as new carpet, vinyl, cleaning supplies, and paint. As paint dries, the chemical is released into the air, causing air pollution inside of your home. These chemicals hang around your home, sometimes for years, polluting the air and causing health problems.
Harmful Effects of VOCs
Breathing in VOC chemicals can cause many harmful effects. Some of the short-term effects include:
- Eye, nose, & throat irritation
- Allergic skin reactions
- Worsened asthma symptoms
VOC chemicals are also linked to some long-term effects such as an increased risk of:
- Liver damage
- Kidney damage
- Central nervous system damage
- Neuro developmental problems
- Birth defects
These harmful effects are especially dangerous for pregnant women as it can reduce the IQ of developing fetuses.