{low and no VOC paints are perfect for winter projects}

Odor-free indoor painting solutions

So you decided to put off that indoor painting project for the winter, eh? You figure it’s a good use of your time when the temperature is 10-degrees outside, right? Well, that “great idea” for many new painters is perfect up until the first coat goes up and the scent of fresh paint fills your home and overwhelms you and your family. This can be a health risk for some, and for others, the odor can simply be a nuisance. Next time, remember, low and no VOC paints are perfect for winter projects.

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Courtesy Benjamin Moore

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{friday finds: pottery barn diy video & kids colors spring 2012}

Bring excitement into your child’s room with a can of paint and a little imagination.

  After watching this video from Pottery Barn, painting numbers and letters on a wall never looked so easy. Maura Garrity, decorative painter for Pottery Barn, does an excellent job demonstrating this DIY painting project. This is an affordable, DIY project that transforms a room from plain to ” I love that room.” That’s what paint is all about.

Do you see a paint color in Pottery Barn’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection that reflects the vibe you want for your child’s room? Or a color you both can agree upon? This paint collection is a good starting point, along with stopping at one of the many Hirshfield’s locations for your painting needs.

P.S. If a family member has asthma or is sensitive to odors, Benjamin Moore has Natura, which is a zero VOC paint, and Aura, which is a low VOC paint. No odor and low odor. Something to keep in mind.

{natura paint – the people’s choice}

Of the more than 2,000 environmentally-friendly green products showcased on the BuildingGreen website in 2009, Benjamin Moore Natura was the #1 most viewed product.

Natura is Benjamin Moore’s premium waterborne paint:

  • zero-VOC’s in the base and colorant
  • virtually odorless
  • durable, washable, and fade resistant
  • can be re-coated in one hour
  • dries to touch in 30 minuets
  • tinted to match any color

Our customers who have tried Natura have nothing but good things to say about it. Painting in the winter and can’t open the windows? Breathing issues? This is the product for you. Don’t believe us? Dwell magazine, April 2009, had a professional painter test four different low- and zero-VOC paint products. Mr. Hubbard chose Benjamin Moore’s Natura as his zero-VOC paint of choice. Natura was preferred over Yolo Colorhouse, AFM Safecoat, and Mythic. Unlike many the “green” paints available, you will not sacrifice quality of performance (ease of application, coverage and durability) when you use Benjamin Moore’s Natura.

You’ll only find Benjamin Moore Natura at selected Hirshfield’s stores. For the list of Hirshfield’s stores stocking this #1 green paint product click here.

From tankless gas water heaters to P-traps with built-in cleaning mechanisms, find out about the rest of the people’s choice green products at Building Green.

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