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Bucket of Paint, Hold the Fumes

By Stephen Carter-Novotni · January 12th, 2011 · Resolution

You know that new paint smell you get when you roll out the latex on your living room walls? It’s not good for you.

In fact, these volatile organic compounds (VOCs) might irritate your sinuses and lungs or even be carcinogenic. It’s a mixed bag, depending on what colors and formula of paint you’re using. Besides that, many VOCs contribute to greenhouse gasses.

In either case, it’s often your Earth, home and body that you’re fouling when you pick a new color scheme.

This is where Mythic Paint enters the picture. Mythic Paint is the green alternative and has more than 1,200 colors available to beautify your walls. While it’s more expensive than what you might commonly buy at a hardware store (around $40-$60 a gallon), it does pretty much the same thing as regular paint, offering the same coverage, drying time and durability without any of the off-gassing that you’ve come to expect.

For more on Mythic Paint check out the selection at Park and Vine, 1202 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-721-7275.



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