Low-VOC Paint versus traditional paint

October 24, 2008

I just picked up another gallon of paint today for the coworking space. I decided to compare the VOC content of Sherwin Williams Duration paint versus Sherwin Williams Super Paint.
Paint Type     g/l       lb/gal
Duration           48          0.40
Super Paint     145        1.21
There are 67% more VOC’s in traditional paint than a low-VOC paint.  That’s a big difference.  Low-VOC paint has almost no smell, though some chemically sensitive people may still notice the VOC odor.  The price difference is about $2 per gallon.




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