Has anyone out there tried the new Freshaire paint they’re selling at Home Depot? If not, here’s your chance to try it for free…
Just head on over to the Freshaire website, check out their color palette (which, granted, is a bit limited at a mere 65 fairly mellow colors) and choose your three favorites. Freshaire will then mail you three 2 ounce packets, free of charge, to try out at home.
We haven’t received our free packets yet, but we are definitely looking forward to seeing how the paint performs. We’re hoping it lives up to the hype. A major issue with most low- and no-VOC paints is that as soon as you add color, you’re adding VOCs. So it’s really only no-VOC paint if you use it as-is, straight from the can, and who wants to do that?!?!
The big selling point of Freshaire is that the colorants are VOC-free, so even if you choose their deepest darkest blue, the paint remains VOC-free. This isn’t the only company that makes this sort of no-VOC paint – Yolo Colorhouse, for example, makes lovely no-VOC paint in similarly muted tones – but chances are, if it’s being sold at Home Depot, Freshaire will have a slightly more consumer-friendly price-point. Here’s hoping, anyway!
In addition to offering wall paint in flat, eggshell and semi-gloss finish, Freshaire also makes ceiling paint and interior primer, and all of their products come with a lifetime warranty.
One thing that caught our attention right away is that they really do seem committed to employing environmentally-friendly practices. Not only are their paints and coloring system VOC-free, but their paint cans are made from 100% recycled materials and can be recycled again. Their labels are made with 75% recycled paper and printed with soy ink. And their paint chips and brochures are recyclable too. Pretty cool.
We promise post a review once our free samples arrive and we’ve had a chance to play with them. In the meantime, if you have tried Freshaire, please let us know. We’d love to hear what you think of it.