Having experience in the Painting and Decorating trade for over 20 years I prefer to use water-based low VOC and no VOC paints, for my health and the health of my clients. Low VOC paints are the answer.
Low Voc refers to the paints Volatile Organic Compounds.
Volatile Organic Compounds are released into the air at the drying point, and also for the whole lifetime of the paint on the substrate, this is why there is a strong toxic smell when oil-based paints are used.
For example, an extract from a world-class magazine "time magazine": time.com "Breathing in high levels of Volatile Organic Compounds can cause a number of short-term health problems, from headaches and dizziness to a runny nose and itchy eyes. Some Volatile Organic Compounds may also cause nervous system and organ damage, according to the American Lung Association. Maternal exposure to some Volatile Organic Compounds found in paint may raise the risk for low birth weight, which in turn is associated with an increased risk for delayed development or learning disabilities."
While some people may hold to the old rules that oil-based paints are stronger and last longer, the new technology in water-based pigments, resins, and binders means that oil paints are no longer needed and more often than not, a water-based low VOC paint is a superior product.
I know a quality paint job is not just about the training and skill acquired over many years to apply the paint effectively, it is knowing the how-to, regarding preparation and the knowledge of why the substrate has broken down and how to repair it.
Dulux Is my preferred paint supplier due to their superior product line. I also use Porter's paints for their quality in decorative effects.
I am fully insured and my work is guaranteed, my pricing is competitive to the market, I specialize in adding value to your home and pride myself in doing it right the first time.