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The Lowdown of VOCs

As professional painters we are often asked about the chemicals in paints often referred to as VOCs. These VOCs are Volatile Organic Compounds and are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. Common products that contain these VOCs include: paints, paint strippers, wood preservatives, aerosol sprays, cleaning products, and disinfectants to name just a few. The VOCs are released in the moments while the paint is drying and in the days thereafter.

 

If you are chemically sensitive or want to avoid the paint smell there are low VOC paints out there on the market that we will happily use. Low VOC paints contain reduced levels of chemicals, making them more environmentally friendly. Low VOC paint is also less smelly and a healthier alternative. Low VOC paints or zero VOC paints are just as durable as traditional paints. Also, they can be custom-mixed to match colors and applied in the same manner.

 

At Jerry Enos Painting we stay up-to-date on the latest technology and types of paints on the market and coming into the market. In coordination with Benjamin Moore paints, we offer zero VOC and zero emissions paint. This paint, called Natura®  is now certified asthma & allergy friendly™ as well as Zero VOC and Zero Emissions (measured at 4 hours after application.)

Giving our clients all the options of fewer chemicals is just one of the ways we strive to make our customers happy and provide 100% satisfaction. If you want more information, call Jerry Enos Painting at 978-546-6843 or visit our website to find out more.

Check Out Jerry Talking Shop and Safety with Festool

At Jerry Enos Painting we have always prided ourselves on being a clean company – and to us, that means a lot more than leaving job sites looking spotless. A commitment to health and safety is part of our core company philosophy. We’re committed to the health of our crew, of the earth, and especially of all of our clients, which is why we use the latest and best technology to ensure every paint job is making the least possible impact on people and the environment.

Recently, Jerry himself was interviewed about crew and client safety for a video for Festool, which makes a unique dust extraction system that makes sanding 99.7% dust free.

Check it out!

Jerry was asked to be a part of the video after being invited to attend an exclusive seminar for contractors that was focused on product-related issues. When it was his turn to talk about his business, stain expert Rick Farrar suggested he talk product instead. Jerry took his advice and as a result, Jordan Haire, Director of Paint for Festool USA, called to thank him for the great testimonial and ask him to write some testimonials for the company’s marketing materials.

The target audience of the video is the contractors who use Festool’s dust extractors, but we hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch it because we want all of our clients to see what kinds of equipment we’re using to make every job safer.

Check Us Out in American Painting Contractor Magazine!

We’re honored to have been featured in July’s American Painting Contractor Magazine in a feature piece written by Jerry all about how our company has grown and how anyone can learn from the business development strategies we’ve used. Read the whole issue here – and be sure to flip to page 44 for Jerry’s article!

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Are you a journalist looking to talk to an expert about interior painting, exterior painting, commercial painting, or the business of painting? Get in touch – we’d love to share our expertise!