So what does painting and pollution have in common? Lots.
First, when paint get’s old and falls apart it’s taken to the landfill. There it sits. For a very very long time. This is unnatural and can harm the environment. Chemicals in the paint can seep into under water supplies. Trees and plants have difficulty growing and rooting in paint. So the less we put in our landfill the greener our earth will be. So the question becomes how do we keep paint out of the landfill?
Better technology. Paint has advanced over the years. New innovations have given it new life. Longer life. Stronger and flexible. BSI is one such variation. This new paint is made from recyclable materials and last way longer. So when it does finally crumble it will be recycled into new paint instead of make it’s way to the landfill.
Another advancement called Ductile uses steal hairs to make it last even longer than BSI. So even less into the landfill.
These are just the tip of the iceberg for what a paint contractor can do to reduce pollution. I did a search online for painters in Pittsburgh to see what random contractors were doing, if anything, to reduce pollution. It seems most painter contractors have not yet come around, but some have like https://pittsburghpapainters.com. Maybe it’s the cost of these new technologies. Maybe its lack of getting the word out.
Hope you enjoyed this post. Unit we meet again remember to go green or go home.