Impact Painting believes it is imperative to do what we can to protect the environment so that our Keiki can enjoy this earth for years to come. But we also believe a freshly painted home or business adds to the beauty of its surroundings here on Oahu. We want to make an impact on both Oahu’s infrastructure AND environment. We combine these two passions by utilizing “green” paints and practices.
Eco-friendly painting services do not equate to “expensive painting services.” We offer competitive pricing with superior results. With a healthier and safer alternative to traditional paints and practices at the same cost, why would you choose anything but Impact Painting?
At Impact Painting, we specialize in interior and exterior painting for residential and commercial properties. We strive to use no or low- VOC paints when available. We also ensure that all recyclable materials used are indeed recycled or reused. We practice smart materials management techniques to reduce waste often associated with painting projects, which in turn, benefit our environment.
Impact Painting, LLC is full service painting company, specializing in environmentally friendly paints and practices. We employ eco-conscious methods to protect the environment and indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home or business. We offer alternative materials that are proven both durable and safe.
Although we excel in all areas of painting, our niche and desire is to use no or low- VOC paints whenever possible. This practice dramatically reduces the health risk and environmental hazards that accompany traditional paints and practices. Our goal is to improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) during interior projects by using no to low- VOC paints and proper ventilation with fans, dust barriers, air purifiers and vacuuming only with HEPA filters, which are regulated by the EPA.
Green Definitions and Recommendations
Definitions as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from www.epa.gov.
Indoor air quality (IAQ): the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs): emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals. VOCs can cause eye, nose, and throat irritations, headaches, dizziness, visual disorders, memory impairment; some are known to cause cancer in animals; some are suspected of causing, or are known to cause, cancer in humans. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors.
Off Gassing: the production of gases from the chemical deterioration of a substance over time, and the release of gases from materials into the air. VOCs in paints and finishes are released for 8 years after application. Off-gassing contributes to the fact that indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air and is one of the top 5 hazards to human health.
The EPA recommends using no- or low-VOC products to reduce air pollution when painting your home.
“VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products including paints and lacquers, paint strippers, adhesives, and solvents. Some VOCs contribute to outdoor smog, as well as indoor air pollution. When choosing paint, look for no- or low-VOC products. Should you decide on paint that contains even a small amount of VOCs, make sure to properly ventilate your home when applying the product.”