Low VOC Paint – what is it?
VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compounds and are the gasses emitted from paint and materials. Commonly called off-gasses, VOC’s have short and long term adverse health effects. Since VOC’s can remain in the air long after the paint has dried it is important to use products with very low or zero VOC’s.
California has a zero tolerance when it comes to VOC’s and that is where they manufacture Behr paint. Behr regular paint has a very low VOC amount and Behr’s Ultra line has zero VOC’s.