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Painting “Green” – Green FAQ

In Painting Contractor, Uncategorized on March 5, 2009 at 12:33 am
Q: What is GREEN Painting?
GREEN Painting is a painting specialty that uses eco-friendly paints that have very little negative impact on our environment. Green Painting refers not to the color, but to the paint that contains little or no harmful chemicals that are found in all conventional paints, stains, and wood finishing coats like enamels and varnishes. We are dedicated to learning, understanding, and implementing new products and techniques that will be safer for the environment and your family. 

Q: What makes E-Z Painting more desirable than other painting contractors?
No other painting company is more dedicated to the sustainability of our state’s environment and the safety of our health. Other painting companies may claim they are a “green” painting company because they use low-voc paint, but that’s it. E-Z Painting takes the concept of “going green” and truly emphasizes it.

Q: What’s wrong with traditional paint?
Paints and finishes release low level toxic emissions into the air for years after application. The source of these toxins is a variety of solvents or VOC’s which, until recently, were essential to the performance of the paint. Some of these VOC’s are benzene, toluene, naphthalene, and formaldehyde which serve as “spreadability” enhancers, biocides, and fungicides. During and after painting, these VOC’s outgas and can cause adverse health effects such as headache, nausea, dizziness and eye, throat, and lung irritation. Exposure to airborne formaldehyde, for example can cause eyes to water and burning sensations in the eyes, nose, and throat. It can cause chest tightness and wheezing. The EPA has classified formaldehyde as a probable human carcinogen. 

Q: What are the benefits to using more eco-friendly paints?
There are many benefits to using eco-friendly paints and stains such as: coating flexibility, better gloss retention, better face resistance, reduced health risks, little to no VOC’s, less pollution, low odor, easier clean-up, safer environment, reduced waste, and improved durability. 

Q: What are exactly are VOC’s?
VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are harmful gases that are emitted by paint as it dries. When you apply wet paint to a wall or any other surface, that paint usually dries within a few hours. As the paint dries like glue to the wall it releases gases from its liquid form, and continues to for years thereafter. In unventilated areas, those gases over time can be harmful to human lungs. Most higher quality level paints now dry with very low gases that enter the air. So, with E-Z Painting using “green” paint, you can be assured that the air you breathe before and after applying paint is safe. Paints with low or no VOCs also allow families to quickly enjoy their freshly painted homes without having to wait for strong odors to fade away.

Q: Are eco-friendly paints more expensive?
No. Due to ever increasing demand within the paint industry for healthier alternatives, the price difference which was once significant has now substantially dropped and is usually a match for the traditional paints. 

Q: Will I be sacrificing quality by choosing eco-friendly paint?
No. In March, Consumer Reports released an assessment of 57 interior paints currently on the market, including low-V.O.C. ones, that evaluated their “hiding performance, surface smoothness, and resistance to staining and scrubbing, their gloss change, sticking, mildew and fading.” Benjamin Moore’s Aura was ranked third among 21 paints in the low-luster category, which included conventional latex and oil-based paints.

Q: How do I know I’m getting quality painting service?
E-Z Painting provides an industry standard 2-year warranty with every painting service that we perform. This covers the paint, labor, and materials for 2 years after the completion of the project. We also require a signature by the homeowner after completion to confirm they were 100% completely satisfied with the service provided. On top of that, the owner of the company frequently stops by the job site to ensure proper safety techniques are being executed. 

Q: How do I choose the perfect color?
E-Z Painting can provide a complimentary color wheel. Once you have selected a color for each section we are painting we will order a sample of the paint and paint a portion of your house. If you like it we will put in the order, if not you can select a different color until we get the perfect color.

Q: Are you licensed and insured?
Yes. We are licensed and insured and we hold liability insurance coverage up to $2,000,000. Contractor’s license # 039539.

Q: What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, check, debit cards, credit cards, and bank transfers.

Q: Where do I sign up?
Call 1-800-935-9520
or click here http://e-z-painting-inc.genbook.com to schedule an online appointment and we will be more than happy to provide you with a free no-obligation estimate on your project. 


The Key to a Great Paint Job….

In Painting Contractor, Uncategorized on March 4, 2009 at 11:11 pm

The key to a great paint job is prep! Make sure sand in between each coat of paint so you can get that great, smooth finish you are looking for.

Contact E-Z Painting Inc. at 1-800-935-9520 x 102 if you are looking to have a professional paint your home. If you mention where you found us, we’ll give you 20% off our already discounted prices!

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