You may or may not be aware that some standard wall paints can be toxic to humans and the environment, despite this, many people continue to buy paints containing solvents and VOCs. Fortunately, it is possible to buy excellent quality paint without the toxic fumes. Victory Colours have specially formulated an entire collection of non toxic paint for walls.
What makes a non toxic paint for walls
The main reason that paint can be toxic is because of the ingredients it contains which are called volatile organic compounds, also known as VOCs. As the paint dries and the liquid evaporates, these VOCs are released into the air and are toxic to inhale whilst also negatively affecting the environment as VOCs contribute to the ground level ozone layer. Side effects of inhaling VOCs vary in severity depending on how much exposure an individual has had. Here are some of the most common side effects of VOCs:
- Skin reaction
- Eye, throat and nose irritation
By removing these chemicals from the paint, or at least minimising the amount a paint contains, you can avoid the side effects. This is the main way to make a non toxic paint for walls. Victory Colours have specially formulated a non toxic paint for walls with low levels of VOC.
What are the benefits of a non toxic paint for walls
There are a range of benefits that come with non toxic paint for walls, the main one being the fact that it isn't toxic. There are some other fantastic benefits that come with non toxic paint including that it doesn't smell, this is because one of the main reasons that paint has a strong chemical odour is because of the VOCs it contains, once these are removed, so is the odour. There are a number of benefits of Victory Colours paint:
- Non toxic
- Low odour
- Low VOC paint
- Cruelty free
It's used by the royals
Now we have covered why paint is toxic and what the benefits are of switching to a toxic free paint, we also wanted to mention the fact that non toxic paint for walls is also used by the royals. Prince Harry and Megan were recently in the limelight for painting toxic free paint infused with eucalyptus oil throughout their home as it was important to the couple to use a safe paint that doesn't have a detrimental impact on the environment.
Overview of non toxic paint for walls
You can read more about non toxic paint in one of our previous articles, or get in touch with a member of our friendly team to find out more. Discover our range of eco friendly, vegan paint.