Minneapolis, MN Painting Professionals
If you are looking to update the exterior of your home (and haven’t in a while), consider a updating your exterior by having your home professionally painted. If your home hasn’t had a fresh coat of paint in a while, chances are there are areas with chipping and possibly an overall dated color.
An important part of painting the exterior of your home is ensuring that it is not hazardous to your health. Some things to avoid to help with this are:
Avoiding VOC, or Volatile Organic Compounds. These are toxic chemicals that are emitted from drying paint. They cause pollution and can directly impact asthma or allergies. Good news is that there is an increasing selection of low or zero-VOC paint. These types of paint are comparable in cost to traditional paint. Low or zero-VOC paint performs just as well.
Avoiding VOC, or Volatile Organic Compounds. These are toxic chemicals that are emitted from drying paint. They cause pollution and can directly impact asthma or allergies. Good news is that there is an increasing selection of low or zero-VOC paint.
Educating yourself about lead and the impact it can have on yourself is important especially if you own a home older than 1978. Lead safe practices were not in effect prior to that date.
What can lead do?
Lead paint is a toxic paint that is harmful especially to children. Lead paint was banned in 1978. Houses that are built prior to 1978 and that have more than 6 square feet of paint disturbed require an EPA Lead-Certified firm to follow certain containment and clean-up processes. This is important to ensure the safety of children or pets that might play in the yard where paint chips could fall during the project.
When hiring a Bloomington roofing and painting professional, double check that they are an EPA Lead Safe Certified Firm. It is important that they not only fully understand lead-safe practices but that they also follow them. Your Minnesota painting contractor should contain the area, ensure no debris escapes, and that it is fully cleaned up upon job completion.
Snap Construction is your local Bloomington roofing and painting contractor. Snap can help you with your next painting project in the Minneapolis, MN area. Need ideas for colors? One of our field representatives can help you find the perfect color!
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