Eco-Friendly

Tips for a Greener Bathroom

Tips for a Greener Bathroom

Going green in the bathroom is one of the most effective ways to save money and help protect the environment without requiring a significant amount of time or effort on your part.

The TOYOTA i-ROAD Takes Auto Tech and Design to the Next Level

The TOYOTA i-ROAD Takes Auto Tech and Design to the Next Level

Toyota hopes that this futuristic vehicle may someday change the way you commute.

Use Your Raised Garden Bed As A Winter Compost Pile

Use Your Raised Garden Bed As A Winter Compost Pile

Use your raised garden beds year round by turning them into compost piles for the winter months.

Is This the Future of Residential Building?

Is This the Future of Residential Building?

CertainTeed and Saint-Gobain are proud to partner with Penn State University on the GridSTAR Experience Center as the first Multi-Comfort project in North America.

Green Planet Paints’ Remarkable Claim

Green Planet Paints’ Remarkable Claim

We’re always on the lookout for new products — and when they’re eco-friendly, we consider that a bonus. So when we stumbled across Green Planet Paints, we were intrigued by the claim on their website. Green Planet Paints are all-natural, plant-based interior paints that are so safe the company claims […]

Channel Old World Charm With Lime Wash Paint

Channel Old World Charm With Lime Wash Paint

We’ve talked on the site before about using natural hydraulic lime to refresh your home’s masonry. If you’re thinking about a paint project within your home’s interior, consider lime wash paint, which evokes a plaster-like feel and is an ideal way to create an aged aesthetic. Lime wash paint results […]

KILZ Clean Start Zero-Voc Primer

KILZ Clean Start Zero-Voc Primer

KILZ has introduced a zero-voc interior/exterior primer, sealer and stainblocker called KILZ Clean Start. It’s also low odor and and water based and cleans easily with soap and water. If you plan on re-painting a wall you should definitely take the time to use a primer to ensure the best […]

Proper Disposal of Extra Paint & Paint Containers

Proper Disposal of Extra Paint & Paint Containers

Disposing of paint is always a chore and now that you’ve spent the warmer days of autumn getting to all those paint projects you meant to do all summer, your garage, basement, or shed probably looks an awful lot like the photo above. (That’s my personal stash of used and […]

Hints for Painting Clean Up With a Septic System

Hints for Painting Clean Up With a Septic System

It’s a joy to live in the country, isn’t it? Um, except when you’ve just completed a painting project and it’s time for clean up. Because the delicate balance of biological elements in your septic tank can be severely upset by paint, cleaning your brushes, rollers and even your hands […]

Top 5 Eco-Friendly Painting Tools

Top 5 Eco-Friendly Painting Tools

Sure, you can pick up some low-VOC, environmentally friendly paint. But have you ever thought about your painting tools and supplies? Those brushes, rollers, tarps and cleaning solutions can add to some real mess for the planet if you aren’t careful. On a hunt for some quality, eco-friendly painting tools, […]

Choosing Low VOC Paint

Choosing Low VOC Paint

VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) are carbon based compounds that readily vaporize into the air and as they enter the air they produce ozone which causes indoor air pollution and can lead to many nasty health issues including nausea, headaches, irritable eyes. VOC’s have also been linked to cancers such as […]

Popular Eco-Friendly Paints

Popular Eco-Friendly Paints

Nowadays, people have been changing their lifestyles. They are now finding other ways to live healthily without hurting the environment. Over the years, companies and individuals started to make products that people can use just like the others but has no damaging effect in nature. More and more homeowners and […]

Flour Paint: A DIY Solution

Flour Paint: A DIY Solution

There are tons of eco-friendly paint options out there now, but some DIYers are taking it one step further by making their own paint. The easiest type of paint to make is by using something everyone has in their kitchen – flour! Wheat flour is the most popular kind to […]

Ace Hardware Launches Royal Finest Paint – It’s Green & Guards

Ace Hardware Launches Royal Finest Paint – It’s Green & Guards

Recently Ace Hardware introduced a new line of paint called Royal Finest. This new interior paint claims to be both eco-friendly and features stain resistant Scotchgard Protector. This could be the perfect paint for high-traffic areas as well as for homes with young children and messy adults. Ace Royal Finest […]

Is Milk Paint Right for You?

Is Milk Paint Right for You?

Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000 years. Here in the United States, milk paint is most often associated with antique Colonial-era and Shaker furniture, but […]

The Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush

The Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush

One of the revelations from last year’s Hardware Show was the Green Toad Pivoting Paint Brush System. Designed with the consultation of physical therapists, the ‘Green Toad’ system uses a 360-degree, rotating head system that locks in eight different positions. It allows anyone to paint at an angle that’s most […]

Best Low and Non VOC Paints

Best Low and Non VOC Paints

New York Times writer Stephen Treffinger has the patience to do what few of us would find time for: road-testing non-toxic paints to determine which brand reigns supreme. Although non-toxic interior paints (defined as such because they have little to no Volatile Organic Compounds that contain toxic chemicals) are celebrated […]

Enso Zero-VOC paint from Dunn-Edwards debuts at 2010 Builders’ Show

Enso Zero-VOC paint from Dunn-Edwards debuts at 2010 Builders’ Show

Dunn-Edwards was showing at the 2010 Builders’ Show in a big way as their new line of low-odor, zero-VOC paint called Enso was debuting and was used to paint the interior of the 2010 NextGen Home on display at the Builders’ Show. Thinking back to when we toured the NextGen […]