Updated: Apr 21, 2020
Painting your walls a new color, an accent wall or even just a touch up can do wonders for refreshing your space. How can you make your next paint project zero waste?
We have some eco-tips for you to help make this possible!
NEW LOOK, LOW COST
A fresh coat of paint is an easy way to brighten up your space, without doing a total room redo. Adding a new color can add a little character and change the theme of your room to give it a new feel. Some lighter color paints can even make your room appear bigger!
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN GET STARTED
1. GET VOC FREE PAINT AND ECO - TOOLS
Many popular paint brands will contain harmful chemicals and toxins (VOCs) that will pollute the air quality in your home. Look for paints like Colorhouse Paint that are eco-friendly and are transparent about their ingredients.
Eco Ezee creates award winning paint brushes, rollers, trays and kettles that are made from natural and recycled materials. They have a variety of paint brushes and rollers made from compostable bamboo and recyclable steel that will give your paint job a smoother finish. Put your paint in something better by using their paint trays made out of 100% recycled waste, saving natural resources and emitting fewer carbon emissions.
2. PROTECT ALL SURFACES
Save yourself time and energy by covering your furniture, floors and surfaces with recyclable paper before you begin painting and secure it with paper tape. Make sure to move any furniture out of the way so you can paint with ease.
3. PREP YOUR WALLS
Dusty walls can prevent paint from properly adhering to surfaces. Before any paint goes on your walls, make sure to use a natural cleaner to remove any dust or dirt to prepare your walls for that fresh, new coat.
4. TIME TO PAINT
Now you're ready to start painting your walls! Make sure you get every nook and cranny while you're painting. You may have to paint more than one coat for an even finish.
5. CLEANING UP
Eco Ezee paint tools are designed to last, but make sure you maintain them by cleaning them thoroughly with water and wiping out the excess paint from your trays. After the residual paint dries, you can reuse the trays for your next project. Since VOC-free paint is recyclable, you can also recycle your trays!
By following these steps, your room will feel brighter, without leaving toxic chemicals in your home and waste in landfills!