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Covering Paint with Non-VOC Paint?

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My painter used regular paint instead of the no-voc product we picked. Is it worth having him cover it with the no-voc paint? Or is it better to just leave it as is. Given that “no-voc” paint probably still has some VOCs, we don’t want to add more VOCs unless it would provide some type of sealing benefit over the VOC paint. thanks

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    Most of the VOCs in your paint will be out gassed and on their way to destroy the ozone layer in as little as three weeks. I'd say you would be best to just chalk it up to a good intention missed out on in the execution. Give the house a really good airing out every day for the next couple of weeks and enjoy the fresh paint job.

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