Can House Painting Really Be Eco-Friendly?

We Make ‘Ecological’ More than Just a Buzzword

Are you looking for Green Painters? This is a term you’ve probably heard or read about when researching house painters. It is casually tossed around in the painting industry because consumers have become much more environmentally conscious.

But it’s important to understand what eco-friendly means, and what you should expect, before you hire a painting contractor. Can interior and exterior house painting really be green?

Let’s step through the ecological essentials for painting your home.

Lead Abatement

EPA Lead Certified - Lead-Safe Green Painters - ProTEK Painters - Newton MADue to the historic nature of Newton, lead paint is still heavily present in our homes and commercial buildings. Lead is dangerous to your family. Unless properly renovated, it can contaminate our children, the soil, and the air in our neighborhoods.

ProTEk Painters are certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices.

VOC Control

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) help the paint dry. They are also the cause of that freshly painted smell. The largest number of these chemical compounds are released while the paint is drying. But some of these compounds are released for years.

As they evaporate, these compounds deliver carbon into the environment. They also aggravate breathing issues and asthma, cause headaches, sore throats, and other short-term issues. Long-term exposure to these compounds can cause problems with the liver, kidneys, and cognitive process. Some are carcinogens and linked to cancer.

The green painters at ProTEK use quality brands such as Sherwin Williams, Behr, and Benjamin-Moore paints. All of them have low and no VOC options.

Environmentally-Friendly Expertise

One of the most overlooked green painters qualities is a dedication to products and processes that protect your environment.

Some of the ways ProTEK Painters reduces our environmental impact:

  • Conserving power, fuel, and water.
  • Protecting landscaping and gardens from damage.
  • Proper products and colors to seal heat in or out and reduce energy expenditure.
  • Reusable tools that reduce our carbon footprint.
  • High quality, long lasting, low VOC products.
  • Less waste in the landfill, recycling, and composting as appropriate.
  • Applying only the amount of paint and coats needed for the job.

Green Painters Recycling

Keeping garbage out of landfills is an important step to protecting our air, water, and soil. We clean the site at the end of every job, so you do not have to worry about disposal. We reuse and recycle tools and materials as often as possible.

ProTEK leaves extra paint with you, for touchups. When it comes time to recycle paint, extra care must be taken. Even no-VOC paint contains chemicals that should stay out of the ground and water supply.

You can recycle paint at the following locations:

Some areas only available during specific days and/or months.

These centers work with your local green painters.

ProTEK is dedicated to your health and our environment. They are so important to us that we made Ecological part of our name.

Other companies take a step or two towards being environmentally friendly. The painting industry should be conscious of their impact on people and the planet.

But ProTEK Painters makes it a priority to integrate ecological processes and materials in every way possible. We have been a part of the communities we serve for nearly two decades.

Being truly green painters is part of our commitment to sustaining Newton and the world for generations to come.


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