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.
According to the EPA, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are gases emitted from certain solids or liquids. The concentrations of these chemicals are consistently higher -- up to 10 times higher -- indoors than outdoors primarily due to their presence in common household products. Since some cause adverse health effects, the best way to ensure your family is protected is to do your best to remove their sources from your home.
If you're about to paint your home, have you chosen your paint yet? If not, make an effort to choose non toxic paint. Read on to find out why all of the best low VOC paint options are better to use for your home than traditional toxic paints.
Now that spring has arrived, it's the perfect time to spruce up your home -- and maybe do a bit of redecorating. There's no better way to freshen up a room than with a new coat of paint; it's a highly affordable and effective way to make a tired space look cheery and bright. But before you get started, you might want to learn how to avoid some of the most common painting pitfalls.
It’s time to get into the habit of building a healthy environment for yourself. Here are common hazards found in a home and 15 tips to create a healthier home.
Now that spring is officially here and the weather is warming up, many of us are looking forward to spending quiet mornings drinking our coffee outside or ending the day with some good conversation while enjoying a cool breeze. Of course, the best place to do these activities is your home's porch. But if your porch is looking lackluster, you might not be so inclined to spend a lot of time there. That's why now is the best time to think about painting a porch; that way, you'll be able to enjoy this outdoor space for several months to come.
In today's post, we'll take a closer look at a condition called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, learn how to recognize the symptoms, and the steps you can take to eliminate these harmful chemicals from your home, office, and life in general.