August 20, 2012

4 steps to planning your next sustainable painting project

  1. Ensure your painter has an environmental awareness and procedure plan. Low VOC paint is one step towards better indoor air quality and an easy way to lessen your impact on the environment. Other important areas are the responsible disposal of all paint and dirty water through the use of an Enviro Wash system.
  2. Research or use a colour consultant to advise on which low VOC paint is the most durable and suitable to your location. There is little value selecting the lowest VOC paint if in 2 years time you will need to re-paint the property. Ensure you obtain a range of VOC free primer, sealants and paint options.
  3. Use certified painters in Sustainable Painting Practices who are accredited EnviroPainter® and abide by Green Building Council guidelines.
  4. Ask your painter if they offer CO2 monitoring service post VOC free re-paint within the first six to twelve months of buildings construction and fit-out or have a recent case study you can read.
Premier Painting Company is a Sydney based, Award winning painting and decorating specialist that clients trust to transform and maintain their property, cost effectively, securely and on time. Premier Painting Company have been established for 18 years and earned an excellent reputation in the painting and decorating industry for quality workmanship, project management, customer service and being environmentally and socially responsible.


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August 06, 2012

Healthy paint choice for office interiors


Downtime during a renovation can be costly to businesses. Relocation of offices, setting up hot desks and a lag in productivity all compound daily and eat into budgets. Businesses could benefit from worker productivity by selecting low odor, low fume, low VOC or VOC free paints on their next refurbishment project.

How are low VOC and VOC free paints different from traditional paints?

 

VOCs are the chemical vapors paint releases at room temperature. Using low VOC paints enables workers to occupy the newly painted room or premises sooner due to lower odors. Traditional paint continues to release VOC fumes as they cure. 

What benefits can businesses gain from using Low VOC or VOC free paint on their interior offices?

 

Selecting more sustainable products, such as natural paints or low-VOC paints reduces the downtime workers experience whilst their office needs time to air.
Evidence from a recent study by Bond University’s Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture, reveals a 90% decrease in employee ill-health, such as asthma (Bond University, 2011). Sensis reported a study based on the refurbishment of 500 Collins Street in Melbourne found a 39% fall in employee sick days, with improved concentration and task productivity (Sensis, 2012).
While a sustainable option can cost more to refurbish or construct, it offers long-term operational savings and evidence shows working in a sustainable workplaces can improve employee well-being and productivity, and can potentially reduce occupational health and safety liabilities for businesses.
Premier Painting Company is a Sydney based, Award winning painting and decorating specialist that clients trust to transform and maintain their property, cost effectively, securely and on time. Premier Painting Company have been established for 18 years and earned an excellent reputation in the painting and decorating industry for quality workmanship, project management, customer service and being environmentally and socially responsible.

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Phone: 1300 916 291
Email: enquiry@premierpainting.com.au
Web: www.premierpainting.com.au