Company FAQs

  1. What makes your paint environmentally-friendly?
  2. What makes YOLO Colorhouse different from other low or zero VOC paints?
  3. Why were VOCs added to paints in the first place? Why aren’t VOCs in YOLO Colorhouse paint?
  4. What is LEED? Does YOLO Colorhouse paint qualify for LEED Green Building points?
  5. Does YOLO Colorhouse offer color-choosing help?
  1. What makes your paint environmentally-friendly?

    1. YOLO Colorhouse is proud of what is not in our paint:
    2. No reproductive toxins
    3. No mutagens
    4. No hazardous air pollutants
    5. No ozone depleting compounds
    6. No formaldehyde
    7. No phthalates
    8. No VOCs

    Besides being a zero VOC paint, YOLO Colorhouse looks beyond what is in the can:
    LEED Gold manufacturing facility
    70% recycled plastic containers
    100% post-consumer recycled labels with soy based inks
    Poster-size sampling system reduces quart can waste
    Displays made from renewable and recyclable materials

  2. What makes YOLO Colorhouse different from other low or zero VOC paints?

    YOLO Colorhouse only sells zero VOC paint, we do not sell any products that are low VOC or any traditional water based paints with VOCs. We are committed to human health and environmental health. YOLO Colorhouse was founded with the mission to make a healthier paint with excellent performance and durability. YOLO Colorhouse is also committed to sustainability beyond what’s in the paint can. Click here to find out more about our sustainability commitment.

  3. Why were VOCs added to paints in the first place? Why aren’t VOCs in YOLO Colorhouse paint?

    Traditional resins/binders (the stuff that sticks to the wall and binds the pigment) required chemical solvents to form a film as the paint dried. YOLO Colorhouse is utilizing state of the art technology that does not require chemical solvents in the paint formulating process. The only solvent that we have in our paint is water. YOLO Colorhouse worked with environmental experts and academics to perfect our formula to have a low impact on human health and the environment.

  4. What is LEED? Does YOLO Colorhouse paint qualify for LEED Green Building points?

    LEED is short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is a rating system developed by the US Green Building Council system that measures how ‘green’ a building/remodel/new construction is. For more specific information on LEED go to www.usgbc.org/leed/

    Below is the break-down for LEED points awarded for the use YOLO Colorhouse paint under LEED version 3.0:

    LEED for New Construction 2009 - v3.0 (1 point) IEQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings Architectural Paints

    LEED for Existing Building Operations &Management 2009 -v3.0 (1 point) MR Credit 3: Sustainable Purchasing—Facility Alterations and Additions

    LEED for Commercial Interiors 2009 -v3.0 (1 point) IEQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings

    LEED for Core and Shell 2009 -v3.0 (1 point) IEQ Credit 4.2: Low-Emitting Materials—Paints and Coatings Architectural Paints

    LEED for Homes 2009 -v 3.0 (1/2 point) MR 2 Credit – Environmentally Preferable Products

  5. Does YOLO Colorhouse offer color-choosing help?

    Yes, we offer Free Color Help online here.