New paints use less formaldehyde for better indoor air quality


Tired of having a headache when you paint a room? Or do you have a family member who is sensitive to chemicals?

Look for the latest in low-VOC paints for your green home.

Sherwin-Williams has launched its enhanced Harmony Paint, with a formulation that reduces airborne concentrations of formaldehyde and other aldehydes. The enhanced formula features formaldehyde reducing technology that helps reduce the levels of these volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from potential sources like insulation, carpet, cabinets, fabrics and other building materials.

“Combined with Harmony Paint’s Odor Reducing Technology, which helps reduce common indoor odors, this is ideal for office environments, new construction, renovation projects and other locations where elevated airborne concentrations of formaldehyde may exist,” said Karl Schmitt, vice president, marketing, Sherwin-Williams.

Schmitt said Harmony Paint also covers well and provides a durable finish that can withstand frequent washings. It has anti-microbial properties to inhibit the growth of mildew on the paint film and has reduced odor during application and drying compared to conventional coatings.

Like all Sherwin-Williams latex and water-based paints, Harmony is tinted with ColorCast Ecotoner® colorants that do not add VOCs to the tinted paint. This zero-VOC acrylic latex paint is also GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® and GREENGUARD Certified for Children and Schools for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage.

For more information see our Low and No-VOC Paint Research Center.


Topics: Indoor Air Quality, Paint | Low VOC and No VOC

Companies: Sherwin-Williams


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