What are VOCs?

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If you're thinking about painting in your home, you may have heard the term "VOCs" mentioned as something to avoid if possible. We at Freedom generally use a zero-VOC paint for interior jobs (pictured). But just what are VOCs, and why do we avoid them when we paint in our clients' homes? VOC stands for "Volatile Organic Compound." "Volatile" in this case means a boiling point below room temperature, which means evaporation, which means chemicals being released into the air as vapor. Lots o...