Oil-based enamels contain extremely high levels of VOCs. Typically about 350g/L. This is a major area where use of the new water based low VOC enamels makes a huge difference to the health of the painter, the occupants of the house, and our environment.
The Rockcote Ecostyle satin and gloss are water based enamels containing less than 3g/L VOC - one of the lowest for any enamel on the Australian market. They performs equally as well as oil based enamel and are very economical to use.
We also carry the Volvox ProAqua Enamel as our natural enamel. This is a totally VOC free enamel and the most suitable for people with high chemical sensitivity. It is also the most environmentally friendly of the two. However it is more expensive than the Ecostyle satin or gloss and hence may be prohibitive on large jobs.