by christine victoria alexander

Thursday, January 23, 2020


I am always working towards creating a cleaner, safer, healthier environment in my home. From buying organic produce to using non toxic cleaning products - I like to make the healthiest choice I can for me and my family. It's not always possible to dump everything and start over every time I read a health article, but whenever I buy something new I try to choose a safer option. Know better, do better.

Nearly every paint on the market contains VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). VOCs pollute the environment and can wreak havoc on our bodies too. 👎 VOCs are everywhere now: paint, furniture, cleaning products, beauty products, air fresheners, candles, pesticides, glues, markers, gasoline, and the list goes on and on. When harmful VOC's build up in the air we experience headaches, depression, brain fog, allergies, asthma, irritated eyes, nose, throat and those are just the short term effects! We can't always control what we breathe outdoors but we do have some control over our indoor air quality and choosing products without VOCs is a huge step towards cleaner air and better health!

I started shopping around for zero-VOC paint and that's how I met Clare. Clare is an online paint store (brilliant!) perfect for people like me who a) care about the health of their home and b) get easily overwhelmed with millions of choices. They make it so easy. I ordered a handful of their paint swatches which turned out to be giant stickers you peel off and stick on your wall totally mess free! I decided on Whipped; a warm, creamy white. (They actually suggest this white for north facing rooms, which my bathroom is! See? So helpful!) I was able to buy my paint and supplies all in one place and have everything shipped for free right to my door - it really couldn't be any easier!

First impression: Isaac and I were both impressed with how little smell this paint had compared to paint we have used in the past. Even painting a small room the "paint smell" was so faint and didn't give me a headache. It went on beautifully, covered well and I love the color - so creamy!
I feel like this paint dries a little faster so plan on tossing your tray liner and wrapping your roller and brush really well between coats.

I love this paint and will use it again. I love not having to decide between hundreds of shades and swatches - they have a beautifully curated collection of colors that make it so simple to choose. I love being able to order roller covers, paint trays and a trim brush all in one place, and I LOVE having everything arrive at my door! See you again soon, Clare! 👍 


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