I'm about to paint my hallway and i remembered that a couple of years
ago the tv show Watchdog done something about white paint turning
yellow after a few weeks and something to do with the chemicals inside,
well having done some googleing they turned out to be something called
Can i ask does anybody know if these are still a factor in todays world,
i'm thinking of going dulux or crown but it seems both of these were
affected by the VOC issue, is it something i need to worry about today
or has it been sorted or do i need to look for some kind of warning on
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I think you have your wires crossed. The old paints used to have all
sorts of stuff in them, including Volatile Organic Chemicals, which were
generally bad for the environment (and stank) - but made better paint.
It's the _removal_ of these chemicals that have resulted in the yellowing.
But uk.d-i-y will give you chapter and verse.
Well, it's attempts at replacing the VOCs with other things, none of
which work anywhere near as well for colour, finish, or longevity.
The yellowing is caused by the newer binder in the paint going yellow.
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