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October 05, 2011

Green Your Remodeling Project: Wall Coverings

Use low VOC paint Whether you're planning a complete home makeover or just moderately tweaking your living space, this week's tips will help you choose eco-friendly materials for your remodeling project.

Tip #3: Spruce up walls with nontoxic paper and paint.

Transform bare walls with a splash of zero- or low-VOC paint. If you want more texture, go for eco-friendly wallpaper: Look for recyclable, low-VOC paper printed with water-based inks. Commercial wallpaper paste may contain pesticides, so check out Care2's do-it-yourself recipe for nontoxic wallpaper paste.

Tell us: How do you refresh your walls?

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