Why Choose FResh Paint
Doing OUR Part to protect you and the planet
Fresh Paint uses high quality and low VOC paints, because there is less off gasing. This means you are not breathing in chemicals that you don’t need to be. Plus, you are contributing to helping make our planet a better place for future generations by creating a lighter carbon footprint. At Fresh Paint we are committed to doing our part to create a safer, healthier environment for our customers and our employees.
why use Latex paint ?
Paints are generally classified into two categories: water-based and oil-based. A water-based paint requires only water for cleanup, while oil-based paint requires an organic liquid solvent, usually derived from petrochemicals. Over the years, paint manufacturers have reduced or eliminated toxins such as lead, mercury, and chromium from nearly all consumer paints.
Today’s latex paints will meet most of your needs for both interior and exterior jobs. Latex paints have fewer VOCs than oil-based paints. Please ask us about low VOC latex painting options for your home or business. We are very familiar with many painting products and would be happy to consult with you to help you find the best product for your needs.
Do you test for lead?
We always test for lead.
What is your procedure to keep my Family, Neighbors and myself safe during lead removal ?
- Consolidate and cover furniture and pictures
- Fill and repair holes, sand, and caulk
- prime bare wood where needed
- Apply paint by cut and roll method, or by spray and back-brush method
- Touchup as needed
Interior Lead Abatement Procedure:
- Mask off floor and all doorways leading into work area
- Place filters over vents to sequester any lead dust.
- Thorough cleaning with HEPA filter vacuum at end of work.
WhY Does It Matter What Kind of Paint I Use?
Toxins, air pollution, and lead is why the paint you use matters.
Conventional paints, removers, and thinners often contain cancer-causing toxins. When you choose more durable, greener paint products, you will not have to paint as frequent. Paint products that are environmentally friendly contribute to lower levels of air pollution.
Fresh Paint feels good because we are doing our part in protecting our planet, by not having to dispose of toxic paints. Our employees are trained in compliance with Oregon’s lead Abatement Laws. We strictly follow all rules and regulations put in place to reduce the risk of lead poisoning.
What are Voc's?
You have probably heard the phrase regarding that “fresh coat of paint smell”. What you really smell are VOCs. VOCs or “Volatile Organic Compounds” are substances that easily convert to gas at room temperatures. Many paints and strippers emit these gases as they dry. The symptoms from exposure to VOCs range from eye, nose, and throat irritation to liver, kidney and central nervous system failure. Some VOCs such as Benzene are known to cause cancer.
Low VOC paint uses less solvents and toxic metal compounds and can dissipate after 12 hours. In addition, low VOC paint lessens the amount of ground level ozone pollution (e.g., global warming) and negative impacts for humans, animals, and plants. Please ask us about low VOC painting options when we come out to do an estimate for your home or business.
- Pressure wash work areas if necessary
- Lay down drop-cloths around all work areas
- Scrape, sand, and fill failed paint areas and holes
- Caulk new areas and replace failed caulk and set nails
- Replace failed window glazing
- Mask off all decks, concrete, windows, plants, etc…. if using a sprayer method to apply paint.
- Prime bare wood areas
- Apply two coats of paint using spraying/back-brushing method for first coat. The second coat of paint is sprayed, but not back-brushed.
- Cleanup of paint and materials at end of each workday.
- Inspection and touch-up at the end of each job ensures customer satisfaction.
Exterior Lead Abatement Procedure:
- All work areas are cordoned off with caution tape and signage.
- Six millimeter plastic sheeting put down in work areas.
- Windows and doors around work area are sealed off inside house with plastic.
- Wet-scrape and wet-sand all falling paint areas.
- Power sand scraped areas with HEPA filter vacuums attached.
- Bag and dispose all plastic sheeting according to EPA regulations.
- HEPA vacuum the ground around painting areas at the end of the workday.