Historically, the most durable, long-lasting interior and exterior paints required harsh chemicals for superior binding to resist damage such as peeling and flaking over time. But the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in many paints are known for their acute and chronic effects on human health, not to mention their harsh effects on the environment.
As the health effects of traditional paints have come to light, homeowners have called for safer, more eco-friendly paint options to use on their homes that don’t compromise on quality. Many trusted paint manufacturers have recognized this shift in priorities and have introduced new options in the past two decades. Eco-friendly paint has come a long way since its inception in the ‘90s. Today, you can find high-quality interior and exterior paint that’s made with natural ingredients and dramatically reduced VOC content.