From low-VOC and emission-free to fresh colors inspired by nature, this selection of new paint and stain products offers a host of sought-after features
Nature-Inspired Paint Colors
Farrow & Ball has collaborated with London’s Natural History Museum to create a palette of 16 new colors inspired by nature (see above). Drawn from the museum’s collection, including its rare-book library, the palette includes vibrant and jewel-like oranges and reds, natural and opulent greens and blues, and a range of soft neutrals. Products are blended with an eco-friendly water base that’s safe for the environment, the company says.
Moisture Barrier Interior Latex Primer/Sealer
Moisture Vapor Barrier by The Sherwin-Williams Co. is an interior latex primer/sealer designed to help reduce moisture loss through walls and ceilings. Ideal for drywall, wood, and concrete, it uses a new waterborne formula that combines a primer and finish into a single product. It can be top-coated with any interior latex or alkyd paint in as little as 2 hours and can be cleaned up with water.
Valspar says its new line of stains provides all-weather protection for a variety of exterior applications. It’s effective in one coat and is available as a clear finish as well as transparent, semi-transparent, and solid-color stains, the brand says. The product comes in 50 nature-inspired shades.
Emission-Free Waterborne Paint
Natura waterborne paint by Benjamin Moore is the company’s greenest product line and is certified asthma and allergy friendly. The 100% acrylic zero-emissions and zero-VOC product is self-priming on most surfaces, can be recoated in 1 hour, and is available in thousands of colors.
Low-VOC Acrylic Paint
Improved Performance Evershield by Dunn-Edwards is an exterior, ultra-low–VOC acrylic paint that provides maximum protection against UV color fade, mildew, efflorescence, water intrusion, and film failure, the company says. It does not contain ethylene glycol and is available in tint bases that can be mixed into light, medium, and dark colors. Six gloss levels are available.
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