Painting is an excellent way to refresh your home on a budget and with sustainability in mind, since painting something old instead of buying new and replacing contributes to less consumerism. Whether it's a kitchen makeover or full-on home renovation, there are countless options for paint colour, type and price. Regardless of hue or finish, for interior paint jobs I always strongly recommend no-VOC paint in order to reduce harmful toxins being emitted into your beautifully updated home. I mean, you want to feel comfortable and healthy, right?
So I'm sharing with you the resource list I've compiled on easy-to-find no-VOC paints, along with a price list for comparison. All are zero VOC (before colourant), good coverage, long-wearing and scrubbable. Some have built-in primer and some don't. They are listed by price in CND$ per gallon.
Behr Premium Plus (at Home Depot) - $26.97
CIL Premium (at Home Depot) - $29.97 - also available at Wal-Mart and Canadian Tire
Valspar Ultra (at Lowes) - $36.97
Beauti-Tone Natura (at Home Hardware) - $42.99
Sico Evolution (at Rona, Kent, and other retailers across Canada) - $52.99
Dulux Lifemaster (at Dulux outlets)- $64.99
Sherwin Williams Harmony (at Sherwin Williams outlets)- $64.99
Benjamin Moore Natura (at Benjamin Moore outlets across Canada) - $79.99
I personally like CIL and Beauti-Tone as they have good coverage at a reasonable price, and they're both Canadian companies.
Note- none of these brands are affiliated with me in any way and I have not been paid for any listings here. I simply needed to do my own research for projects, and thought this may help those of you who are seeking to refresh your own homes without adding toxins to the environment.
This is certainly not an exhaustive list, but covers the paint brands I've found to be easy to access and come from reputable companies. Please comment below if you've used other options, and/or the ones you like the best. I'd love to hear your reviews. Happy painting!