When a wood finish has low-VOC or zero-VOC, does that refer to low or zero VOC emissions during painting or after the finish has dried?

Asked by Irina
San Rafael, CA

I am trying to understand the labels of paints and wood finishes. Is there a certifying agency that makes sure that the labels reflect the truth.


Answered by Grania Murray

Santa Monica, CA

Grania Murray

November 13, 2013

Both. During and also to a lesser extent after painting too. Paints that emit zero VOC proudly indicate that on their labelling.

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