While you'd like to think of your home as a safe refuge from everything that could hurt you in the outside world, the truth is that your house is probably a lot more dangerous to your health than you'd realize.
There are some simple steps you can take to improve the indoor air quality of your home. Here are just three to jumpstart your health journey.
It has often been stated that the simplest way to change the look of your house is to repaint it. If repainting it is too much work for you, you can repaint a piece of furniture. If you are keen, you will notice that we are often instructed to use normal paints in a well-ventilated area. Have you ever asked yourself why?
Do you know what's in the paint in your home, office, or travel destinations? At this time, so many people are becoming aware of their environmental footprint and the ingredients they are consuming, but environmental awareness and health impacts of paint often slips through the cracks.
Now that spring is here and the weather is favorable, most homeowners will want to spend as much time outside as possible. In fact, a recent Houzz survey found that 56% of homeowners are updating their yards so they can entertain more easily. Having a viable outdoor space for hosting get-togethers isn’t a superficial desire, either. Prioritizing your outdoor space can yield high returns. Adding a new deck can bring an ROI of nearly 76%, while installing a backyard patio can offer a return on investment of almost 69%. But it’s not just about the deck or the patio; the porch can also play an important role in your ability to socialize with friends and family.
No matter where you look, you will see something that has been painted. It can be walls, floors, furniture, and more. Nearly everything around you has been touched with a paintbrush. With so much color in our everyday lives, it can make someone wonder if paint has any kind of effect on the world around us.
Home redecoration is no small task. Refurbishing and rearrangement of household items aside, there is also color palette to consider. When redecorating, according to a survey conducted in 2017 on interior design trends, over a third of participants stated that they would choose a neutral color palette. As expected, this would likely require some wall repainting. The customer’s best bet for picking out paint that results in a safe, quality painting job? Opting for VOC free, eco friendly paint. Non toxic interior paint will always be your best bet when decorating your home.
Everyone knows that the easiest way to beautiful old wood is to strip paint off your wood and give it a fresh coat. But new paint eventually becomes old paint. It may begin to crack and blister or form those annoying lumpy blankets of pigments. The ideal way is always to strip furniture of the old stuff and get a fresh start with baby-smooth surface (and health-focused paint). This is a tedious and dirty process, but this post will help you manage the mess, choose the best paint strippers, and get the results you desire.
If your concrete flooring is over a year old, most of the VOC (volatile organic compounds) will have dissipated already, which means it's time to stain again. This time, however, you'll want to use a VOC free stain. Concrete staining is important for many reasons. In addition to giving the room an attractive finish with a gloss varnish, concrete staining is ideal for keeping maintenance costs down.