Meeting and Exceeding Standards and the Toughest VOC Regulations

We've found innovative ways to make coatings that are compliant in the most stringent regulatory requirements. A wide selection of our products meet VOC guidelines for industrial and architectural applications.

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, and more.

Local and National V.O.C. (Volatile Organic Compound) regulations have been taken into consideration, but because these regulations vary greatly around the country and are subject to change, we suggest verifying product selections meet the requirements of the area in which they are to be used. If the project is located within the OTC, CARB, SCAQMD or other VOC regulated regions; one must comply with the regulations regarding VOCs. It is always recommended that you consult with a Sherwin-Williams Company Representative or call our Sherwin-Williams Architectural Services Department before finalizing the selection.

Division 9 and 7 Finishing Guides
  • Standard Specifications
  • Ozone Transport Communication (OTC) Specifications
  • California Air Resource Board (CARB)
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)


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