When buying a Zero-VOC paint, make sure the pigments or colorants being added to the mix are also Zero-VOC. This variable is commonly overlooked by the average consumer, and paint companies don’t market the negatives about their products…like the fact that after standard “VOC filled” colorants are mixed (instead of Zero-VOC colorants like Mythic Paint […]
While running around at the Austin Green Living Expo this past weekend, I came across a couple of products that particularly caught my interest. One was a wood sealer/stabilizer called Petrify. Petrify is made from local Texas cedar trees, from which cedar oil is then extracted and combined with silicone. This naturally resistant (to insects, […]
We are wrapping up a mostly cosmetic remodel of a 1970’s bathroom that will primarily be used by two precious little girls. A portion of the job involved re-tiling a tub surround with some trendy white on white subway tile. Sealing the grout afterward is a must, so we reached for something that was non-toxic […]
For those of you with natural hardwood (w/ a water based finish) or laminate floors in your homes, here’s another great line of Method products specifically for you. And yes, they are healthy..non-toxic..and all that good stuff!
HealthyStuff.org has posted the results of recent, in-depth tests of over 900 consumer products. Fortunately this included a usually forgotten category when it comes to chemical content testing, pet products. **** HealthyStuff.org tested over 400 pet products, including beds, chew toys, stuffed toys, collars, leashes, and tennis balls. Since there are no government standards for […]
Recently while doing some research for a friend, I realized there is very little information available on how to maintain your granite counter-tops in a safe and practical way. This becomes especially important in the kitchen. So while granite is still not the best selection for an antimicrobial food prep surface, due to its naturally […]
The Good Guide is a fantastic and relatively new application available for the iPhone (also found on the web at http://www.GoodGuide.com). This thing is just perfect for trips to the grocery store. Any time you have a question about a product, you just type its name in the search box and voila! Watch out though, […]
Paint removers & paint strippers are usually not very pleasant to work with right? From the harsh eye and skin irritating chemicals to the unbearable smells that require a respirator, paint strippers are always toxic… not necessarily. I recently used (without a respirator) an assortment of “so called” eco-friendly paint removers (all of which were […]