Green Sure

Architectural Paints

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Architectural Primer & Exterior Paints:

Meet or exceed the following requirements.

VOC Limits.

VOC content must be less than 50 g/L as per 40 CFR 59.406.

Aromatic Content.

The product must contain no more than 1.0% by weight the sum total of aromatic compounds.

Chemical Component Restrictions.

The following chemical compounds are not used as ingredients in the manufacture of the product: Methylene chloride, Benzene, toluene (methylbenzene), Ethylbenzene, vinyl chloride, naphthalene, 1,2-dichlorobenzene, di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, butyl benzyl phthalate, di-n-butyl phthalate, di-o-octyl phthalate, diethyl phthalate, dimethyl phthalate, isphorone, antimony, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, Lead, mercury, formaldehyde, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, acrolein, Acrylonitrile

Architectural Topcoat Paints:

Not only do the interior topcoat paints meet the above criteria, they also meet or exceed the performance standards below for finish paints.

Washability (Stain Removal)

The product shall demonstrate the following minimum requirements for stain removal as determined by ASTM 4828-91 Mechanical Method, Standard Test Method for Practical Washability of Organic Coatings.

  • Flat 2.5 minimum rating
  • Non-Flat 7 minimum rating

Hiding Power (Opacity)

The product shall demonstrate a minimum 0.95 contrast ration at 400 square feet per gallon as determined by ASTM D2805-88.

Scrubbability (Abrasion Resistance)

The product shall demonstrate at least 100 cycles (200 separate strokes) before failure, as determined by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D2486-89.Method B