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Environmentally Friendly Paint
Paint is composed of three main compounds; pigments for the color, binders or resin to bind the paint to the wall, and carriers or solvents for drying. The main issue concerning paints and sustainability is with the compounds containing toxic chemicals that are harmful to humans and the environment.
Green Home Guide considers casein as the least toxic and environmentally friendly paint. It is made from natural pigments, milk solids, lime, talcum and salt. It is generally a dry substance that gets mixed with water. This reduces waste and transport energy. See Green Home Guide for a guide to selecting the most suitable paints for your needs.
(photo: Low VOC paint products from Benjamin Moore, Faux Like a Pro, and Sherman Williams)