Paints and Painting Accessories
As with any home maintenance project, it is important to consider your needs before choosing your supplies and tools. In regards to paints, select a finish that works best for the location where it will be applied. For instance, in areas with higher traffic, such as hallways, or in places where there is moisture, such as kitchens or bathrooms, it is important to choose a more durable and water resistant product.
Major concerns about interior surface finishes include mold and mildew growth, as well as potential off-gassing, associated with the slow release of toxic fumes from paints, coatings, varnishes, and stains. Poor indoor air quality can seriously impact the health of occupants in homes and enclosed work spaces. The off-gassing of chemicals and the presence of mold and mildew growth can cause acute to severe respiratory distress in many people and contribute to Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).