What are VOCs and why are they in my paint?

Posted on: October 25, 2017 | Category: Blog, Painting

What are VOCs and why are they in my paint? VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are the solvents that are released into the air as paint dries.  Exposure to VOCs in paint can cause symptoms such as headaches, nausea, fatigue, and dizziness, and the Environmental Protection Agency suspects some VOCs may be carcinogens.  Long term exposure […]

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Paint Recycling and PaintCare, Inc.

Posted on: January 30, 2017 | Category: Blog, Painting

Paint Recycling and PaintCare, Inc. Until recently, the only resource available to homeowners for getting rid of leftover paint was to wait for the periodic government sponsored neighborhood hazardous waste “round-ups”.  Now Coloradoans have access to year around paint drop off locations where old and leftover paints can be recycled or disposed of at no […]

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How often should I repaint my exterior?

Posted on: August 31, 2010 | Category: Blog, Painting

Colorado’s climate is brutal on exterior coatings. UV rays at altitude, freeze-thaw cycles and temperature extremes all contribute to the degradation of exterior coatings. If you notice excessive chalking or fading of color, cracks in substrates or between substrates, peeling, flaking, etc, it is definitely time to repaint.  Southern and western exposures as well as […]

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