Healthy alternatives

VOC-free paints

Label Ecologo ou Envirodesic

Mythic Paint – certified Green Wise

Benjamin Moore – natura without VOC

Laurentides peinture

AFM safecoat 

YOLO Colourhouse


Natural paints

Based on resins, plant oils, clay, etc.

Eco house (New Brunswick)

Homestead House (Toronto)

Livos Canada (Quebec)


Use paints with little or no VOC content (less than 5 g/L). Consider recycled paints.

Avoid the use of vinyl wallpaper (which releases plastic compounds and promotes mould and mildew).

Opt for other materials to cover your walls, such as tiles, wood, glass paste or raw clay.

See this site for more details. 

Avoid the following chemicals in regular products

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde: carcinogen, eye and respiratory irritant, respiratory sensitizer