What does VOC free mean in paint?

No-VOC means the paint contains no volatile organic compounds or a very small number of VOCs. Typically, this amounts to fewer than five grams per liter. Sometimes the paint tinting process can end up adding some more VOCs, so keep in mind that even when a paint is no-VOC, it may still contain other harmful chemicals.

What is the difference between low VOC and no VOC paint?

Low VOC paints are required to have less than 50g/l per liter and may include VOC containing chemicals that are intentionally added whereas zero VOC paints are required to have less than 5g/l with no intentionally added VOCs (although trace amounts of VOC may be present as residual components of other ingredients).

Does primer contain VOC?

Most of these paints are acrylic primers but some are PVA primers. In some cases, it makes sense to go with a zero-VOC primer but some PVA primers are lower in odor than the acrylics even though the legal VOC levels might be around 3 g/l and not zero (which is still negligible).

How can you tell if a paint is zero VOC?

When buying paint, look for paints that are labeled “non-toxic” or “natural.” Read the label to ensure they contain no extra solvents or additives and check for 5g/L or less of VOCs. If you’re still not sure about which brand is best, ask an expert at your local paint store.

Is Dulux paint VOC free?

All Dulux interior paints are water-based with low VOC, so you can choose any paint you like from their extensive range safe in the knowledge that you’re doing your bit for the environment.