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Old 07-13-2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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I have to paint a living room ceiling, flat white, the customer wants absolutly no odor, says she gets sick.

I've used Harmony before many years ago, but can't recall if it was odorless, and I had quality issues with it.

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Old 07-13-2010, 09:26 PM   #2
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BM Natura is no-odor

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Old 07-13-2010, 09:29 PM   #3
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Investigate BM WB Ecospec or Natura both are Zero VOC. Natura is designed for clients and situations like you have. The WB (GENNEX) Eco Spec is low odor and kinda smells like dishsoap, dries very quick. I have good results with it on ceilings. Once dry there is little if any odor.
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I've used Natura on three jobs now and like it alot but it's definately not no odor. Maybe a zero toxin paint like Mythic would work.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:29 AM   #5
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I've used Natura on three jobs now and like it alot but it's definately not no odor. Maybe a zero toxin paint like Mythic would work.
Correct, Natura is "Virtually no odor".
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You know, I've never had a customer ask me to use the paint that is the safest for the ozone layer. Which is what 0 VOC implies. Never.
Its all about the stink. And some low to no vocs have a pretty good one.
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The harmony formula changed recently. I have been pretty happy with the five or six gallons of it I've used.

Pro green is good.

Eco spec is good.

Yolo is crap.
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I just tried this stuff out and has very low odor. I was painting ceilings. I try not to use BM or SW anymore. Gotta fight da man.
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Why not just add lemon or vanilla, it cuts solvent smells 98% and then you dont have to use higher costing paint.
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I paid $16/gal for the Diamond Vogel paint referred to above. Thats not a bad price for leed certified.
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:12 PM   #11
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Why not just add lemon or vanilla, it cuts solvent smells 98% and then you dont have to use higher costing paint.
This lady is very particular, plus she is going to review me on Angies List, so I'm not going to try to be a chemist this go around, thanks for the advice though.
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Adding vanilla doesn't remove VOC's......it just hides the odor, like air Freshener in the bathroom.
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i say natura.
i think it has the lowest VOC on the market (if not, nery close )
it is a good paint, you can show the lady the literature or MSDS, if should complains suggest a hotel.
reminds when i was a bricklayer, they wanted a door cut in, but said i couldnt make any noise at an office building.
i said pay me by the hour, i will use a rubber mallet and it will take me about ten years
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I'm going to go with Harmony. I'm painting the ceiling tomarrow (fixed it today).

The last time I used it was about five years ago, and it was horrible. But it is my understanding that it has been re-formulated, and works good now.

I'll give a report when I'm done.

If I had my choice, I would be using SW's CHB, the best flat white ceiling paint I've ever used, and only about $11 per gallon after tax.

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I have to paint a living room ceiling, flat white, the customer wants absolutly no odor, says she gets sick.

I've used Harmony before many years ago, but can't recall if it was odorless, and I had quality issues with it.

Please advise....
You can get eco friendly paint that has absolutely no odor. Benjamin Moore has this paint, just ask for it at your local paint store.
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You can get eco friendly paint that has absolutely no odor. Benjamin Moore has this paint, just ask for it at your local paint store.
I used sw Chb, and she never knew the difference
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I used sw Chb, and she never knew the difference
Quality right there That CHB is top of the line
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CHB is some of the stinkiest latex paint I know of! I walked into an office where one guy was painting the ceiling and I seriously thought he was have body odor issues. It smells like sweaty feet. Nasty.

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