For decades, Harris Paints has been moving the needle towards more planet-friendly paint options, and the recent addition of the Green Wise Gold-certifiedUlttima Plus Pure to our premium line is proof that we continue to choose products made for a greener, safer and healthier world.
A specialty interior paint containing virtually zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs),Ulttima Pure Plus and its family of paint products carrying the Green Wise Gold mark have been endorsed as the “greenest” option by the Sierra Club, the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States with 3.8 million members.
“The Green Wise Gold mark represents the highest environmental standards for paint and Harris Paints is delighted that the Sierra Club recognizes the value of products like Pure and the highly rigorous accreditation they have earned,” says Orlando Vazquez, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing.
According to an article titled “What’s the Greenest Paint for My Home?” appearing in the February 2021 issue of the Sierra Club’s national membership magazine,Sierra readers are advised to look for safer product options with third-party certifications indicating low VOC content. Green Wise Gold tops the shortlist, equalled only by Master Painters Institute Extreme Green (X-Green) and Cradle to Cradle. Caution is advised regarding Green Seal certified paints, noting “Green Seal doesn’t factor in VOC emissions like the other eco-labels do.”
The article points to a 2010 study which found that exposure to elevated levels VOCs in paint – including propylene glycol, glycol ethers, formaldehyde, and benzene – increases the likelihood of developing asthma and eczema.
“We know that traditional paint products such as oil and other high odour paints likely contain harsh ingredients that can be harmful,” says Vazquez. “For this reason, Harris Paints has embraced the zero-VOC ratedUlttima Plus Pure. Its advanced ecologic resins make it an excellent option for individuals that may have weak or vulnerable systems including asthma and allergy sufferers, newborns, infants and the elderly.”
Ulttima Plus Pure is available in Flat and Eggshell (low sheen) finishes. Harris Paints recommends it as the ideal paint for hotels, offices and other institutional building interiors that need to be refreshed and reoccupied quickly while maintaining the highest regard for public safety.