When you are remodeling your kitchen, the colors you choose can mean everything. There are several types of paint to choose from at home improvement stores. The most common paints are oil and water based. They are convenient for buy, but what you do not know is that your paint is full of toxic chemicals and air pollutants. Do you honestly want to have your family breathing in these fumes and toxins? Well look no further; there is another solution for your painting needs.

You now have the choice of Eco friendly paints for your home. With its low VOC levels and a variety of colors, you are not only making your home a bit safer, but it’s just as durable as conventional paint. There are three types of Eco friendly paint out there, milk based, clay based, and recycled latex. What’s so wonderful is that you can use this on several surfaces. If you think the cost of buying Eco paint is more expensive, think again. To buy a gallon of Eco safe paint costs about the same as mid priced conventional interior paint, and you can find recycled latex at any home improvement store. Here is the rundown on the types of Eco friendly paint that is out on the market.

Milk Based-This is 100% natural based paint runs between $ 30 and $ 65 dollars per gallon at most specialty home improvement centers and online retailers. A gallon of paint will cover between 200 and 250 square feet. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using milk based paints:

Advantages:

• This paint is 100 % natural.
• Very low odor has a fresh and natural scent.
• Very durable, if you use it right, these cans last almost forever.
• Great to use on Faux Finishes
• Low impact on the environment

Disadvantages:

• Only comes in powder form you need to mix it with water.
• Once exposed, you need to use your paint within 12 hours.
• Has a porous finish, you need to use a natural wax to prevent stains.
• Has the least number of colors
• This paint is the most expensive out of all the natural paints.

Clay Base Paint-These paints are made out of natural clay and are 99% natural. The cost runs around $ 40-$ 45 dollars a gallon and paints up to 350 square feet of space! You can find these at many of the same retailers that carry Milk Based paint.

Advantages:

• 99% natural
• Very low odor, gives off a fresh and natural scent.
• Very durable
• Great to use on Faux Finishes and textures
• Low impact on the environment
• Great for those with allergies and sensitivities

Disadvantages:

• Has a porous finish, you need to use a natural wax to prevent stains.
• There are not many colors to choose from.
• Has biocides in some brands
• The plaster comes in powder form and will need to mix with water.

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