¦ Do you sell samples?
¦ What size containers do you sell?
We offer our paint in Quarts, Gallons and 5 gallon pails.
¦ Do you sell samples?
No, we do not have samples available anymore; however, we do have hand-painted color cards that are available for purchase through the website, at a nominal cost. The card included several additional colors on the back. We also have a color palette area on our website that allows for viewing of the colors in a larger format, but have found there are issues with the colors for some reason. So we also have a photo of the color dot card, you need only to select the words below the sample of the color card. It i snot 100% accurate, but way close than the pallet selection colors. Last we also offer color matching, the key to this option is if we do not have the color sample here, then we will need you to mail us a sample swatch. There is a fee for color matching, unless you order more than 5 gallon of paint regardless of the co/s ordered.
¦ I see your colors online, do you have color card samples?
We do have hand-painted color card samples available for purchase through our website. There is a nominal charge for these samples, but well worth the investment to ensure you select the perfect color.
¦ Should I order from GPP or can I purchase the paint locally? And do they carry all the colors?
We support our local retailers, as they are the frontline for our paint. However, they might not necessarily carry all of the colors Green Planet Paints® offers. Ordering directly from the factory allows you a greater variety of color selections/full palette of color selections if the retailer doesn’t carry the entire line.
¦ What is the coverage of the paint?
One gallon of paint covers 350 to 400 sq ft depending on what the base is. We recommend two coats of paint.
¦ How do you apply GPP?
GPP can be applied with any brush, roller or sprayer in similar fashion to any other conventional paint for the most part. Please read and follow the instructions on the can label.
¦Can GPP be sprayed?
¦ What surfaces are appropriate for GPP?
Like any conventional paint, application on plastic and metals and various unconventional items, is not recommended nor is it created for these type of surfaces. This paint is best used in its originally intended form- interior walls. If you wish to paint an unconventional item, we recommend using a paint that is created specifically for that particular surface.
¦ Do I need to prime before painting?
NO. We have built in primer technology in the paints that actually works. If a primer is needed, then apply the first coat and spread it out as thin as possible, coverage should be around 600 SqFt per gallon. Let it dry for a few days and then apply the final coat at about 400 SqFt / gallon. This is particularly important for new construction or patch work. Doing a "primer coat" will ensure a polished, beautiful finish.
¦ Will this paint cover gloss paint?
If attempting to cover a semi-gloss or gloss surface, we recommend that you first lightly scuff sand the surface to minimize the gloss and break the surface tension.
¦ Is the paint harmful to my children or pets during application and/or after painting?
No, Green Planet Paints allows you to maintain a safe environment for your children and pets even if they are in the home while the application is being made to walls. Any odor you smell should not be harmful to you or your family.
¦ The paint has a smell -- why is this?
Our paints have a unique slight smell from the resin which is much like a vegetable oil. It is not toxic though. These are zero VOC, Bio based paints. The smell will dissipate over a period of about a day to a week, depending on temperature and humidity. Using plant-based raw materials means that there is natural variation in the chemistry making up our product -- which results in a different set of smells, which humans sense at parts per million.
¦ I'm chemically sensitive -- will this paint be OK for me?
While our paints are simple products, we understand that there are a wide range of chemical sensitivities and allergies. We recommend testing the paint in small-scale application before committing to a larger project.
Note that If you have an issue and find a chemical smell coming from the painted surface. it is not coming from our paints. It would be from the underlying paint/s.
¦ How long will it take to dry?
The amount of time for the wall to dry is dependent on the temperature and relative humidity in which it is applied. But normally dry to touch within 24 hours and fully cured within 14 days.
¦ How many coats do I need?
Two (2) coats are recommended.
¦ Can the paint be color matched?
Yes, we can create custom colors at our factory for a small surcharge.
¦If I need to order more paint, will the color match the first batch?
Not necessarily. Like any other paint you purchase, there is potential for slight variation. While small in scale most of the time, the difference can appear quite drastic when painted on a wall. We, much like every other paint distributor or retailer, we cannot guarantee an exact color match between various batches of paint. To avoid this color mis-matching, we recommend the mixing of the multiple cans to create a cohesive blend in the event that the multiple cans were not purchased from the same ‘batch’.
¦ Is this paint acrylic or latex?
The paint is neither a standard acrylic or latex. Agri-Paint is a plant based water born natural acrylic and does not contain the same petrochemical components as a latex-acrylic or acrylic.
¦ If this paint has 0.01 grams per liter or less of VOCs, how is it different than other zero VOC products?
VOC levels are broad in spectrum and the way in which the ratings apply. The term zero VOC is defined by the EPA as less than 5 grams per liter and this is the base only. Our paint is much lower than what you will find in other products. What we can offer and how we differentiate ourselves from other zero voc products is in our minimally chemically altered paint and plant/mineral foundation. Additionally, we place significant emphasis on our overall contribution to sustainability. As well we have completed C14, C16, C18 SCAQ testing by Cal Poly and ASTM D6866 testing by the USDA. Results are. The lowest VOC levels of any coating they have tested to date, the highest bio content of any coating product to date, the highest sustainability of any coating manufactured to date, the highest percentage of recycled waste stream materials of any coating manufactured today. This includes durability and non mold or mildew growth over past three years.