Which is the best eco-friendly paint for homes with toddlers?

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Posted by: from Toronto
10/27/2015 at 3:33:11 AM

My house ha not been painted for quite some time and its high time I do it at the earliest. The awkward pungent smell after painting the interiors could cause headache to my wife and our boy. The thing is he had just started to walk and im concerned about him moving around in the house. I thought of hiring a painting contractor that uses eco-paints which is safe for our family.

Which is the best eco-friendly paint for homes with toddlers?

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Laith (Leo) from The A Team Renovation in Brampton
Date/Time10/27/2015 at 9:21:45 AM

Hi Sir,

The short way you can go to the Banjamin more (paint shop) and ask them for the top quality (eco) in special the smell, etc.

Thank you,

Leo (The A team Renovation)

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Date/Time10/27/2015 at 11:06:07 AM


Sherwinn Williams has a great brand, zero VOC's, I believe it is Harmony ! I would contact them and ask though!

Thanks for the question

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Jordan from New Trend Painting in Surrey
Date/Time10/27/2015 at 11:33:43 AM

Hi Rylie,

There are now many options avail called low- VOC or zero-VOC paints which are designed for babies, the elderly, and people with high sensitivities to paint or allergies.

You can go to any paint store and request these paints and they come with a comparable price so you dont need to worry about paying out the nose for them.

I recommend staying away from Home Depot or Rona as they have "Enamel" paints which still emanate a strong odor and will be very unpleasant for you.

My personal recommendation would be going to ICI Dulux paints and purchasing their Diamond collection paint or alternatively going to Sherwin Williams and using their Harmony paint, both of which are excellent choice.


Jordan Guyer

New Trend Painting

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Date/Time10/28/2015 at 5:43:41 PM

Good Afternoon Rylie;

You will want a Low or zero VOC. I recommend to all my customers the Auro brand from Benjammin Moore. I have two little boys and it is very durable and easy to clean. It is a low VOC and very good quality. I hope this helps you!!!

Kindest Regards,

Don Engler

Project Manager

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Shawn from S.K. Paint & Reno in Regina
Date/Time10/28/2015 at 11:11:54 PM

We recommend Diamond from Dulux on all our new construction and repaints. It out performs pretty much any paint out there. You will not be disappointed.

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