Chicago's Green Contractor- new to site - Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum > Painting Forum > New Member Introductions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-17-2007, 02:50 PM   #1
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 30
Rewards Points: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
View porkchop's Photo Album My Photos
Default Chicago's Green Contractor- new to site

Hey everyone,
Wanted to introduce myself. My name is Chris and I am starting a Green Contracting business in Chicago. I am starting with painting and handyman services and organically grow the company into other services. Hope to learn some tricks of the trade.

Does anyone currently offer No-VOC or low-VOC paints? Does anyone do it exclusively? (ie I don't use standard paint anymore?)
Thanks
porkchop is offline   Reply With Quote

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. PaintTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-17-2007, 03:54 PM   #2
....
 
timhag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 4,698
Rewards Points: 2,000
Thanks: 244
Thanked 313 Times in 218 Posts
View timhag's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Hey Chris, how you doin?
__________________
Bring it!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

timhag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2007, 05:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
premierpainter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,533
Rewards Points: 516
Thanks: 549
Thanked 1,001 Times in 524 Posts
View premierpainter's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by porkchop View Post
Hey everyone,
Wanted to introduce myself. My name is Chris and I am starting a Green Contracting business in Chicago. I am starting with painting and handyman services and organically grow the company into other services. Hope to learn some tricks of the trade.

Does anyone currently offer No-VOC or low-VOC paints? Does anyone do it exclusively? (ie I don't use standard paint anymore?)
Thanks
Chris, you say that you are "Green Contracting" but you don't even know who sells the paint that is required to make your company "Green"?!! Yes they do sell low, no VOC paints
premierpainter is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-17-2007, 05:54 PM   #4
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 30
Rewards Points: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
View porkchop's Photo Album My Photos
Default Make the question more clear...

I am aware of the products on the market. My question was to other contractors. I wanted to know how many are using low voc products? The second question is...Are any companies using this paint exclusively, meaning "our company only uses low VOC products, we no longer use standard paint"
porkchop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2007, 05:58 PM   #5
FT painter/FT dad
 
Rich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1,254
Rewards Points: 500
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
View Rich's Photo Album My Photos
Default

welcome to the site

my only question is...what's the meaning behind "porkchop"? lol
__________________
Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night. Marian Wright Edelman
Rich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2007, 07:10 PM   #6
Rock On
 
slickshift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Posts: 2,451
Rewards Points: 1,000
Thanks: 68
Thanked 132 Times in 102 Posts
View slickshift's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Howdy
__________________
"History shows again and again how nature puts up with the folly of men"
-Blue Oyster Cult

slickshift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2007, 11:11 PM   #7
Painting Contractor
 
George Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,565
Rewards Points: 1,888
Thanks: 2,901
Thanked 2,423 Times in 1,140 Posts
View George Z's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Does anyone currently offer No-VOC or low-VOC paints? Does anyone do it exclusively?
We have been "Ecopainting" for the last ten years.
We use low VOC mostly, but not exclussively.

It is not just the paint only.
We have very strict environmental policies,
from re-using plastic, never using junk mail, no spraying etc.

Welcome and good luck
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
George Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2007, 11:35 PM   #8
Epoxy Dude
 
Wolverine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 566
Rewards Points: 500
Thanks: 1
Thanked 86 Times in 42 Posts
View Wolverine's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Welcome...

Just about all the products we make are 0 VOC
__________________
Wolverine Coatings Corporation
Manufacturers of Polymer Flooring, Tank Linings, Pipe Linings, Chemical Containment Coatings & Linings

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Wolverine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2007, 11:59 PM   #9
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 745
Rewards Points: 500
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
View Tmrrptr's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I was curious about the green Porkchop, too...
Why not Tofu, or Gardenburger for a chosen pseudonym?

We apply green products if requested and prefer low voc paint.
Painter friendly products are a good thing.

Welcome aboard, and good luck to you!
r
Tmrrptr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2007, 12:34 AM   #10
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 30
Rewards Points: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
View porkchop's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by George Z View Post
We have been "Ecopainting" for the last ten years.
We use low VOC mostly, but not exclussively.

It is not just the paint only.
We have very strict environmental policies,
from re-using plastic, never using junk mail, no spraying etc.

Welcome and good luck
I totally agree that it should be the whole 9 yards. Everything from start to finish needs to be done in a eco friendly mannor.

As for the name porkchop, it was a nickname that I got in highschool from my football coach carried on throu college and my friends still call me porkchop today.
porkchop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2007, 01:30 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,352
Rewards Points: 500
Thanks: 55
Thanked 367 Times in 147 Posts
View Nathan's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Great to have you here... welcome to Paint Talk!
__________________
Nathan
Leveler.com
Nathan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2007, 06:46 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 130
Rewards Points: 75
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
View Alex PCI's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Are you the same green painter from Chicago that was featured in the last issue of Sherwin Williams magazine?
Alex PCI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2007, 08:15 PM   #13
Go Cardinals!!!
 
DelW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Pekin, IL
Posts: 145
Rewards Points: 75
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 2 Posts
View DelW's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Welcome from downstate IL.
__________________
There are 2 types of scuba divers. Those that pee in their wetsuits and those that lie and say they don't.
DelW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2007, 08:28 PM   #14
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 30
Rewards Points: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
View porkchop's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Alex, I wish I could take credit for the article. That was not me, but if you happen to have the mag still around I would be curious to see who it was?
porkchop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2007, 09:00 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 130
Rewards Points: 75
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
View Alex PCI's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Here is a scan of that article
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/pro/...n-benefits.pdf
Alex PCI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2007, 09:04 PM   #16
....
 
timhag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 4,698
Rewards Points: 2,000
Thanks: 244
Thanked 313 Times in 218 Posts
View timhag's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Porkchop, this is what i got whem i clicked on your Chicago Green Painting and Handyman link. "You tried to access a document for which you don't have privileges." Don't know if thats what you want it to say when someone tries to go to that link. Just giving you a heads up.

Tim
__________________
Bring it!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

timhag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 01:10 AM   #17
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 30
Rewards Points: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
View porkchop's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Thanks for the head up Tim, I am actually switching servers right now. But dont worry I will be up and running tomorrow morning. I will have a parking page up for now, still developing the full site. I hope to have the full site up within 3 weeks. I will put a post up when its done to get everyones feedback.

ALex thanks for the link, I will have to call them up and buy the owner lunch to talk shop.
porkchop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2007, 12:15 PM   #18
Mythic Paint Support
 
KeirK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 197
Rewards Points: 150
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
View KeirK's Photo Album My Photos
Default No Voc

We manufacture and exclusively sell NO VOC and NON TOXIC paints.
Let me know if I can be of assistance.
Keir
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
KeirK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2007, 02:36 PM   #19
Epoxy Dude
 
Wolverine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 566
Rewards Points: 500
Thanks: 1
Thanked 86 Times in 42 Posts
View Wolverine's Photo Album My Photos
Default

just for the record... low and zero VOC does not necessarilly mean 'green'... some of those products are still toxic...

How can anyone call SW Duration 'green'? It's got toxic chemicals in it. It's like saying that it's better 'cause it will kill you slower. So, here is this Chicago 'Green' contractor featured in SW's propaganda magazine using paint with toxic chemicals in it. Is there something wrong with this picture?
__________________
Wolverine Coatings Corporation
Manufacturers of Polymer Flooring, Tank Linings, Pipe Linings, Chemical Containment Coatings & Linings

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Wolverine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2007, 03:19 PM   #20
Painting Contractor
 
George Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,565
Rewards Points: 1,888
Thanks: 2,901
Thanked 2,423 Times in 1,140 Posts
View George Z's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Wolverine,
What other toxic ingredients should we be aware of
in zero VOC commercial paints?
No need to be too specific about a brand, unless you want to,
but let's say the major ones:
PPG Pure Performance, B.M. Ecospec, S.W. Harmony, ICI Lifemaster etc.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
George Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Green Painting natehobbs13 General Painting Discussion 6 12-01-2008 07:39 PM
another green one.. scholarlypainting New Member Introductions 2 09-30-2008 06:01 PM
Green mold ,what to use BenPaintinTooLong General Painting Discussion 6 03-20-2008 04:51 PM
Starting a Green Division toddcla2002 Business, Marketing, and Sales 24 01-24-2008 01:54 AM
Green Paints aaron61 General Painting Discussion 26 01-02-2008 08:33 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com