I am always looking for ways to cut down my environmental footprint.  For example, I will reuse and recycle wherever practical and possible.  One thing I am especially concerned about is minimising the risks of VOCs.


VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are carbon-based chemicals that are found in a number of household products, including air fresheners, moth balls and cosmetics.  In my particular line of work they are most often found in:

  • Paints
  • Solvents
  • Sealing caulks
  • Composite wood products
  • Varnishes

There are numerous health concerns associated with VOCs.  In the short term, exposure to high levels of VOCs can result in symptoms such as:

  • Eye, nose and throat irritation
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Worsening of asthma symptoms

Severe long term exposure can increase the risk of:

  • Cancer
  • Kidney damage
  • Liver damage
  • Central Nervous System damage

These are all things that I want to avoid!  I’m sure you do to, so that is why I take particular care with the products I use.  You can rest assured that any product that I work with will be VOC free or they will be present in minimal quantities.

The paint may not always be green, but you can be certain it is environmentally friendly!

If you need a professional to carry out a painting or decorating job for you, why not give me a call on 01452 540067 or 07765 881767 for a free quotation without obligation.  Alternatively take a look around our website.