Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Boys' Rooms Makeover :: The Prep
Originally I had planned on painting the woodsy room blue (keeping the outdoor/camping theme) and the other room grey and using a nautical theme. But when my oldest heard that a room was going to be grey, he instantly called dibs and renamed it, "the robot room."
No VOC paint was a must. This paint is becoming more widely available and affordable all the time, so for us there was no question. As I researched which no VOC paint to choose, I found vast price differences and availability. By all accounts on the web, Benjiman Moore no VOC is the best on the market. But at $50 per gallon plus shipping, I had to find a better alternative for our rooms. Enter Olympic no VOC from Lowe's. I love this paint because:
a. It is widely available at any Lowe's and comes in all the colors of the regular Olympic brand.
b. The cost was a mere $15 per gallon!
While at Lowe's I loaded up on a surprising variety of "green" painting products. I picked up:
Biotray-a reusable, biodegradable paint tray made of 100% post consumer recycled pulp fiber that biodegrades in 6 months (compared to the typical 500 years for plastic).
Whizz paintbrushes-made with recycled materials and a bamboo handle.
Have you been green-tackling any paint jobs lately? Any great product finds?