Painting your home is certainly a creative moment, in which you think about which colour to choose so that the result is as satisfying as possible.
Another aspect not to be overlooked at this stage, however, is the type of paint you will choose: ecological paint or traditional chemical paint? This choice will have repercussions:
- on the environment
- about your health
In fact, the two types of paints have a totally different impact both in terms of environmental pollution but also and above all in terms of pollution of the air you breathe. Therefore, if you consider that the paint you will opt for will cover all the walls of your home, it is obvious that your choice can only fall on the one with the best performance.
In this article, we will tell you about the 5 reasons why ecological paint is the best choice for painting your home.
1. Excellent wall coverage and great durability
If what you fear is that ecological paint does not have the yield of traditional paints, be ready to change your mind. Contrary to what one might think, ecological and natural paints have excellent performance and last even longer over time.
Airlite paint, for example, also boasts a self-cleaning property that prevents dust from adhering to the walls thanks to the mineral composition. This ensures that the walls remain of a bright and intense colour as if just painted, for a very long time.
2. Free from volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
You surely know the strong smell that lingers in a room after it has been painted. That that smell is created by the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) within the paint.
VOCs are harmful to health and are released into the air for a long time by traditional paints while an ecological paint does not emit VOCs. Airlite paint, for example, not only does not emit VOCs but also neutralises odours present in the house, actively breaking down its molecules.
3. Breathable and anti-mould
The mould in your home is definitely a wake-up call for those of us who want clean indoor air because mould is indicative of a high humidity and poor breathability of the walls.
Painting the walls with an ecological paint means using a paint with a breathable formulation and that therefore does not retain moisture. Thanks to its innovative formulation Airlite is a totally anti-mould paint precisely because the composition prevents the formation of mould.
4. . Safeguard the environment and health
The fourth point is fundamental and is the one with which we opened this article. An ecological paint is environmentally friendly and protects health.
The ecological composition gives a low environmental impact given by the reduced requirement for resources and energy in the production phase.
Airlite paint for example has a reduced environmental impact because, as mentioned above, it does not emit VOCs, it is transported in powder form, reducing CO2 emissions due to transport by up to 40% and above all it has an anti-pollution property. This causes Airlite to act as an air purifier as the negative ions generated on its surface, thereby neutralising polluting elements, such as nitrogen and sulphur oxides.
As for the protection of health, in addition to the positive effects given by the reduction of pollutants, ecological paints also reduce episodes of asthma and allergies because they lack the elements that trigger them.
Also in this, Airlite ecological paint stands out from all the others, because it also boasts antibacterial and antiviral properties, protecting even more the health and well-being, especially of the elderly and children, notoriously more sensitive and fragile.
5. Wide choice of colours
Another myth to dispel is that by opting for an ecological painting you cannot have a wide choice of colours and finishes, thus sacrificing your creativity. This too is in fact false since on the market it is possible to find ecological paints with wide shades.
Airlite paint, for example, boasts a range of 180 colours with which you can indulge yourself with creative ideas to paint your home without having to settle or make sacrifices.