TOXICS INFORMATION PROJECT (TIP)

P.O. Box 40441, Providence, RI 02940

Tel. 401-351-9193, E-Mail: TIP@toxicsinfo.org

Website: www.toxicsinfo.org

(Sharing Information on Toxics in Everyday Life

& Providing Healthier Alternatives)

 

 

LESS-TOXIC PAINTS & FINISHES

 

These green products were researched by Denison University Environmental Studies students, and many of their recommendations appear in the final building specifications for Barney-Davis Hall. 2001, Denison University

 

PAINTS

 

Glidden Paint: Produce Lifemaster 2000, a paint that contains no petroleum or other organic solvents, has no VOC's, and is odor-free when dry.

Benjamin Moore & Co. Produce Stays Clear Acrylic Polyurethane and Pristine Paint, zero VOC varnish and paints.

The Sherwin-Williams Co. produces HealthSpec Low Odor Interior Latex Enamel (Zero VOC Paint).Cleveland OH. (216) 566-2902.

 

Peel Away Paint Removal Systems by Dumond Chemicals, Inc. Safely removes several types of paints (including lead-based paints) and other chemically resistant coatings.  New York, NY (212) 869-6350; Cleveland, OH (216) 736-9079.

 

Safecoat and SafeChoice products by AFM include paints, finishes, stains, and other coatings which are zero-VOC, low-VOC, non-toxic, and/or water-based.Address: 350 West Ash Street, Suite 700, San Diego, CA 92101.  For technical information,

call 619-239-0321.

 

FINISHES

 

Sinan Co.:  Produce the Auro line of safe, eco-friendly products such as primers, glazes, oils, waxes, natural resin lacquers, cleansers, polishes, glues, and wall paints. 

 

Skanvahr Coatings Ltd. Produce waterborne finishes with low VOC's, low odor, and no formaldehyde.  Spokane, WA. (800) 329-3405.

Parks Corporation: Produce Carver Tripp Wood Finishing Products which are non-flammable and free of toxic vapors and solvent odors.  No need for gloves or goggles.  Available at Lowe's, Ace Hardware, and HQ. Somerset, MA (800) 225-8543.

 

Go to: http://www.denison.edu/enviro/barney/links.shtml to access this article, other information about the Barney Davis Hall green renovation, and the Green Seal Green Products Database! - A unique searchable database of Green Seal-certified, recommended and environmentally responsible products

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