You might not think of a two- epoxy paint as “green,” but it boasts durability (and purpose) far beyond standard wall paint.
One of the oft-overlooked sustainability aspects of modern home construction is Paint. Acrylic paint has a very high embodied energy, so high that it has a dramatic impact on the overall environmental footprint of any painted surface. That being said, modern, low- or no-VOC water based acrylics have come a long way, typically containing only 3 to 7 percent solvents. They may, however, contain many other chemicals, and most of them are not made to stand up to the rigors of children.