|Re: green building (paint)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: ken (gebserspeakeasy.net)|
|Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 18:15:21 -0700 (PDT)|
Denise Mordecai wrote: > Hi everyone, > > We are about to embark on a project to paint the metal in our > community. What experiences have communities had with low VOC and > low HAP paints? for metal in particular and in general? Has anyone > tried Sierra Performance or had good experiences with other paints? > > Has anyone tried a phosporous-based cleaning solution for preparation > as an alternative to sanding? Sherwin-Williams (the largest paint manufacturer in the US) has a pretty good tech support department and they can answer all kinds of very technical, very specific questions like yours. They make paint for just about all the cars in the country, battleships, nuke plants, the Golden Gate Bridge and sundry other things. Of course they are going to push their own products, but this might be a pretty good place to start. You don't, after all, have to buy from them just because they talked to you. They can also provide (must, according to federal law) materials handling data sheets. From these you can-- with a simple web search-- determine toxicity of a particular ingredient. Specifically regarding sanding. With lead paint the recommendation is generally just to paint over it rather than remove it. Exceptions to this general rule include homes with young infants or pets who might chew on the walls or trim or otherwise somehow ingest paint chips. hth, ken -- As a statistic, the US Unemployment Rate is like saying that no one is drowning because the flood waters have risen only five inches today.
Re: green building (paint) Denise Mordecai, July 4 2006
- Re: green building (paint) ken, July 4 2006
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