Many paint can labels list the ingredients, even including the CAS
numbers. But they do not give percentages (either by volume or by
On food labels, I believe it is required by law that ingredients be
listed in descending order by percent. But paint is not food (unless
you're in the fungus Kingdom) so I was wondering if there is a similar
law, or perhaps just an industry-wide agreement, that paint contents
are always listed in descending order by percent. Anybody know?
I'm looking at two paint can labels here. They're both exterior porch
and floor satin latex. One is inexpensive and the other is quite a bit
more pricey (twice the price).
Here are the two ingredient lists:
2-(2 butoxyethoxy) ethanol
Is it obvious from the above which is the more expensive product?