Meeting and Exceeding the Toughest VOC Regulations


We've found innovative ways to make coatings that are compliant even within the most stringent regulatory requirements. A wide selection of our products already meet new VOC guidelines for industrial and architectural applications, and we offer a variety of products that meet and qualify for Green projects.

LEED® and other Green Program Specifications

Download our LEED® and VOC Coatings Reference Guide (PDF)

Download a map of VOC Regulated Locations (PDF)

Download a list of VOC Restrictions for Coatings by Regulated Area (PDF)

Sherwin-Williams Specifications Library

Use our library of Finishing Schedules (in editable CSI format) as guides for specifying wood finishing, painting, and waterproofing systems. The schedules cover interior and exterior finishes, stains, fluid applied flooring and water repellents.

Although we've taken local and national VOC (volatile organic compound) regulations into consideration, such as the Ozone Transport Commission Specifications (OTC), because these regulations vary greatly around the U.S. and are subject to change, we suggest verifying that product selections meet the requirements of the area in which they are to be used.

Division 9 and 7 Finishing Guides
  • Standard Specifications
  • Ozone Transport Communication (OTC) Specifications
  • CARB
  • SCAQMD

For more information, visit your local Sherwin-Williams store or see your Sherwin-Williams sales representative.