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Scott Martin Hello , I worked for Dowlen Construction painting for over 25 years and as a trim carpenter for around 5 years. I studied mechanical engineering and business at Chattanooga State. I enjoy photography, hiking and camping with my wife and wood working. I am married and we live in the city of Red Bank even though our mailing address is Hixson. I have attended Oakwood Baptist Church in Chattanooga since 2004 with my wife. We were married there in 2006.

Low VOC Waterborne Alkyd Paints

Posted by Scott Martin on Thursday, February 25, 2016

When it comes to painting the inside of your home you should want a low or Zero VOC paint. It is much healthier for you and the person doing the painting.

There are now many more to chose from by most if not all brands. I am sure this trend will only be growing.

Benjamin Moore has a great new waterborne Alkyd for trim and cabinets. It is not cheap but neither is oil base paint and it is not low VOC and smells to the high heaven unlike the waterborne Alkyds that have low odor and are Low VOC.
 It spreads and flows well and dries hard like oil paint and we recommend it highly. We love it! Zero paint thinner equals a lower cost for you, 
When the thinner is added to the equation it may even be less expensive than oil bases Alkyd paint.
We did have a hard time getting Semi-Gloss at the Benjamin Dealer near us. The price can also very from dealer to dealer, Ace hardware is a dealer but does not stock semi-gloss in Advance Benjamin Moore's waterborne paint. I do hope it gets easier to locate  it in semi-gloss i the near future.
Here are some photos were we used it to paint some cabinets last December.

Sherwin Wiliams also has low VOC paint like their waterborne PM 200 and Pro Classic lines. We have not used these yet but hope to try them soon.

Other companies are also on the waterborne band wagon for a good reason. It is just does a much better job than latex in most areas. Latex is still the best choice for walls and ceilings.

So get on the waterborne bandwagon!



Low VOC Waterborne Alkyd Paints

Posted by Scott Martin on Thursday, February 25, 2016

When it comes to painting the inside of your home you should want a low or Zero VOC paint. It is much healthier for you and the person doing the painting.

There are now many more to chose from by most if not all brands. I am sure this trend will only be growing.

Benjamin Moore has a great new waterborne Alkyd for trim and cabinets. It is not cheap but neither is oil base paint and it is not low VOC and smells to the high heaven unlike the waterborne Alkyds that have low odor and are Low VOC.
 It spreads and flows well and dries hard like oil paint and we recommend it highly. We love it! Zero paint thinner equals a lower cost for you, 
When the thinner is added to the equation it may even be less expensive than oil bases Alkyd paint.
We did have a hard time getting Semi-Gloss at the Benjamin Dealer near us. The price can also very from dealer to dealer, Ace hardware is a dealer but does not stock semi-gloss in Advance Benjamin Moore's waterborne paint. I do hope it gets easier to locate  it in semi-gloss i the near future.
Here are some photos were we used it to paint some cabinets last December.

Sherwin Wiliams also has low VOC paint like their waterborne PM 200 and Pro Classic lines. We have not used these yet but hope to try them soon.

Other companies are also on the waterborne band wagon for a good reason. It is just does a much better job than latex in most areas. Latex is still the best choice for walls and ceilings.

So get on the waterborne bandwagon!