Paint Quality and Safety

Both the quality of paint and the safety of your home are key factors to consider when choosing a painting contractor. Get a long-lasting excellent paint job and protect your health and the environment by choosing the right contractor.

Paint Performance

If your contractor uses high-quality paints, you reduce home maintenance chores as well as protect your health and environment. Premium paints look better and last longer than paints of a lower quality. There are many factors to consider when choosing a painting contractor, but warranty is usually

good indicator of overall paint performance. We recommend selecting premium paint with the longest warranty

The finish of a paint can also affect its performance and longevity. Flat (or matte) paints will help to hide imperfections on a surface. However, flat finishes don’t hold up well to hard scrubbing. Eggshell and satin finishes are simpler to clean, but they don’t hide uneven surfaces well. The same goes for semi-gloss and gloss finishes. We will help you choose the finish that is right for your conditions.

Avoid Potential Health Risks

It is important to identify and prevent possible risks to health that painting projects can cause. There can be hazards from certain kinds of paint products. If your house was built before 1978, it likely contains some lead-based paint. Repainting projects can release this hazard into your home. You can learn more by going to the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency (EPA) website at www.epa.gov/lead. Click on “Remodeling or renovating a home with lead-based paint.” Or order a paper copy by calling (800) 424-LEAD.

Only licensed professionals, like B&M Paintig, should remove lead paint. Attempting to remove it yourself lead paint can increase rather than decrease hazards to health. We will help to keep you healthy and to make sure your home is friendly to the environment.

Your Health and Safety is Our Priority

At B&M Painting, we choose low volatile organic compounds (VOC). VOCs can induce asthma and allergic reactions. As the liquid part of paint evaporates, VOCs can be released. Manufacturers are required by the EPA to list the content of VOC in paint. Some people are especially sensitive to different composites found in paints, such as fungicides, formaldehyde, and preservatives. If you suspect you or someone in your home is vulnerable to any of the content found in some paints, talk to us! We will work with you to make sure your health is protected.