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Why Choose Neutral Colors For Your DIY Painting Project?

In a 2017 interior design trends survey, more than a third of respondents said they would choose a neutral color palette if redecorating their home. Why? It’s not just because neutral colors are versatile. There are countless benefits of investing in neutral colors like beige, eggshell, and gray — they’re just often overlooked by their […]

Homeowner’s DIY Guide to Removing Water Stains With Paint

Water stains are a homeowner’s absolute worst nightmare. …That may be a bit extreme, but they’re at least unsightly and can easily cause further damage if the cause is not addressed and resolved. Unfortunately, many homeowners just don’t know what to do when a water stain makes its way across their ceiling and continues to […]

3 Tips to Help Allergy Sufferers Paint Safely and Comfortably

Countless people all over the world suffer from some form of allergies. That’s why allergy-free efforts and initiatives are growing in popularity across the nation. In fact, according to a study by the Survey Research Institute at Cornell University, 83% of travelers now say they would choose an allergy-friendly hotel room if they had the […]

Top Tips For Preparing to Paint Your Walls

We’ve talked quite a bit in the past about the importance of investing in low VOC paints and wall primers; in a recent study, participants spent six full work days in an environmentally-controlled office space at the TIEQ lab at the Syracuse Center of Excellence. In this space, VOC levels were reduced to approximately 50 […]

Homeowner’s Guide To Painting Like the Pros (Part 3 of 3)

In the previous two posts, we’ve discussed quite a few tips for improving your DIY painting strategy to more closely align with the professionals. However, there are still a few more tips used by professionals all over the country that can help you paint like a true master of your craft. Here’s the third and […]

Painting Occupation Hazards | Toxic Wall Primers and Paints

Encountering Toxic Wall Primers and Paints in a Painting Profession Did you know that inhaling paint or polyurethane fumes for an extended period of time can trigger headaches, fatigue, confusion, clouded thinking, dizziness, and nausea? Did you know that repeated and extended exposure to paint fumes can lead to serious health effects, such as kidney, […]

Homeowner’s Guide To Painting Like the Pros (Part 2 of 3)

In the last post, we revealed a few tips that, although they may seem basic, are recommended by professionals to help preserve hard work and perform a high-quality job. But there are many more tips that can help you avoid even small mistakes that can impact your painting job’s integrity and value. Here’s part two […]

Homeowner’s Guide To Painting Like the Pros (Part 1 of 3)

Whether you’re an amateur DIY painter or someone with more experience, chances are, you still have room to improve. Painting floors, furniture, and other elements comes with its fair share of challenges, and if the painter can’t keep up, they could sacrifice the integrity of the entire project. But all seasoned pros will tell you […]

Life-Changing Paints for Those with Chemical Allergies and Sensitivities

While it’s hard to believe that a can of paint can change someone’s life, we’ve found that this is often the case. At ECOS Paints, we’re privileged to know that our no-VOC, no-odor paints, primers, and varnishes contribute to this surprising yet understandable truth. But, how? For those with chemical allergies or sensitivities, the idea […]

2 Smart Tips For Priming Dark Colored Walls

If you’re priming or painting a wall, you should understand the benefits that come with investing in eco friendly polyurethane clear coats and low VOC paints. In fact, in a recent study, participants spent six full work days in an environmentally-controlled office space at the TIEQ lab at the Syracuse Center of Excellence. In this […]