Green Painting

GO GREEN and REPLACE PAINT with PLASTER

“What is the use of a house if you don't have a decent planet to put it on?” Henry David Thoreau Used for thousands of years and currently highly sought after, all natural marble, lime and clay plasters are elegant and timeless.  Your home or business deserves to be beautiful, healthy and enjoyable.  Cover your walls with a natural mineral instead of [...]

September 1st, 2016|Green Painting, Venetian Plaster & American Clay|

LOHAS: Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability

While it is true that LIFESTYLE OF HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY might not be a sexy title, it describes very clearly a large and growing sector of the American population. The Arteriors team of artists considers ourselves to be part of this group, which, according to research puts us at one in four adult Americans – [...]

January 20th, 2014|Green Painting|

Non-Toxic Paint is the Best Choice for Interior Painting

Part 4 in our Toxicity of Paint Series Non toxic paint could be the best choice for you and your family. If you have read the past 3 articles in our series about the health risks of using oil paint or low VOC paint, you’ll understand why. Non toxic paint is easy to procure, it’s [...]

February 18th, 2013|Green Painting|

Zero VOC Paint: Just How Good is it for Us?

Part 3 in our Toxicity of Paint Series Zero VOC paint equals better indoor air quality.  This is a big improvement from latex or water-based paints that do have VOC’s (volatile organic compounds).  By eliminating the most harmful exposure to toxins from paint - the fumes - we humans and animals that live indoors will [...]

February 12th, 2013|Green Painting|

Is Latex Paint Toxin Free?

While it is true that the nature of latex paints make them far better for us and the environment, the contents do have toxins.  Some of these toxins produce VOC’s and some don’t. The vehicle of latex (water-based) paints is water which is a big improvement from the thinners used in oil-based paints.  The acrylic [...]

February 6th, 2013|Green Painting|

Oil Paint is Superior to Water Based Paint – True or False?

Part 1 in our Toxicity of Paint Series Answer: FALSE, oil paint is far INFERIOR to water based paint. Prior to 1972, lead was a major ingredient in oil paint. Its purpose was to color the paint and also to act as a preservative for wood or other substrates it was used on. Oil, which [...]

January 31st, 2013|Green Painting|

Decorating Ideas for the Winter Holidays: Paint Renovations

Looking for decorating ideas to spruce up your home for the winter holiday season? Paint renovations are the ultimate quick fix. Painting is cost effective and can happen with a minimal amount of lead time. Compare it to the purchase of a new sofa... A fresh coat of paint applied to a modest foyer will [...]

November 16th, 2012|Green Painting, Paint Color Ideas|

Toxic Paint: What We Know Now

Shop Talk with Ami Mesner Current views on what is toxic paint are influenced by the latest buzz words.  Just like what is viewed as healthy food, the knowledge of the times can change.  It used to be that fat and cholesterol were bad, and now we are encouraged to eat eggs! It’s same thing [...]

September 6th, 2012|Green Painting|

Interior Painting with an Environmental and Artistic Edge

Did you know that Arteriors also provides high end interior painting using all eco friendly materials? Committed to environmentally friendly painting for several decades now, Arteriors believes our practices can benefit house painting industry as a whole.   A healthy interior environment is best for all our clients, including the many people with allergies.  Some of [...]

July 5th, 2012|Green Painting|

Eco Friendly House Painting: healthy air starts with the walls!

Why is eco friendly house painting important? The air that you and your family breathe inside your home contains vapors from paint, and they will remain inside your home for months and sometimes years! “Volatile organic compound” or VOC is the name given to a substance that contains carbon and that evaporates (becomes a vapor) [...]

June 4th, 2012|Green Painting|