Save Money & The Environment
How do we save you money while protecting the environment?
Painting your home is a vicious cycle. It seems like every time you turn around it’s time to either touch up or repaint your house again. These days, an average paint job typically lasts about three to five years.
Not only are you hurting your wallet but you are also hurting the environment. With each paint application volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are being released into the environment. The more times you paint, the more VOCs will be released. Smart Permanent Coatings has a solution to save you thousands of dollars and protect our planet at the same time.
Let’s consider the average cost and length of time that a traditional paint application lasts for a typical Smart home. As mentioned above, recent statistics show that an average paint job lasts three to five years. For the sake of our presentation, we will be optimistic and use four years as our benchmark. It is also safe to say that an average Smart home will currently cost about $4,500 to professionally wash, prep, and coat with traditional paint. Keeping in mind a modest increase in price of about $150 per year, which equates to about a 3% inflation rate annually, you can expect to pay an additional $750 every five years to have your home repainted.
Our Smart Permanent Coatings application comes with an all-inclusive lifetime warranty for as long as you own your home. If you happen to sell your home, it is transferable to the new owner for a period of 20 years. So, at the very least, we guarantee one application of our product to last the home you now live in for at least 20 years from the date of its completion. If you had chosen traditional paint, you would have painted five times in 20 years, where as you would have only coated your home once with Smart Permanent Coatings.
As a rule of thumb, the cost of our product will generally run two and a half times as much as a typical paint job. If we are using $4,500 as the price for a paint application, our coating will be approximately $11,250. Now, let’s look at what happens over the next 20 years. Our model tells us that you will paint five times within this 20-year period but only once with Smart Permanent Coatings.
Taking into consideration the inflation, you will pay $4,500 for paint the first year, $5,250 in year five, and so forth. By the end of the 20-year period you will have paid a total of $30,000. In that same period of time, you would have only spent the original $11,250 with Smart Permanent Coatings. Using Smart Permanent Coatings you would have saved an astounding $18,750.
We know that figure would be even higher if we weren’t using simple interest calculations for our inflation increases and the fact that many homes will need to be repainted more frequently than every five years. Now that we have seen how Smart Permanent Coatings can protect your wallet, let’s see how it can protect the air that we breathe.
Environmental Impact of Painting vs Coating
Again, we will use the same pattern of painting as we did above to demonstrate the vast difference in the amount of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) being released into the atmosphere between Smart Permanent Coatings products and the recommended primer and paint of an industry leader.
If we look at the material safety data sheet (MSDS) for each of these recommended paint products, you will see that their primer contains *2.72 lbs. of VOCs per gallon and their paint contains *0.95 lbs. of VOCs per gallon. A typical Smart home will use both 10 gallons of primer and 10 gallons of paint to coat the entire home. Simple mathematics tells us that this will expose the environment to 36.7 lbs. of VOCs. This is by no means excessive with regard to paint products.
We must remember, though, that we will be painting four more times in 20 years when using our model. This will release a total of 183.5 lbs. of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air we breathe. These figures are very common for traditional paint but can seem staggering when compared to Smart Permanent Coatings.
Our bonding agent (primer) contains **0.75 lbs. of VOCs per gallon and our Permanent Coating High Build Satin Sheen contains **0.71 lbs. of VOCs per gallon. Like traditional paint, 10 gallons of our primer will be used and 30 gallons of our High Build coating will be needed.
Again, mathematics shows us that for one complete application of Smart Permanent Coatings, 28.8 lbs. of VOCs will be released into the atmosphere. That number alone is over 20% less than the 36.7 lbs. mentioned above for a single traditional paint application. Now multiply that figure by five, the amount of paint applications of 20 years, and we see a dramatic difference. Smart Permanent Coatings will have released only 28.8 lbs. of VOCs into the environment in 20 years while traditional paint products will have released 183.5 lbs. That is over six times as many pounds of VOCs as Smart Permanent Coatings.
The most important concept to remember from the information provided is repetition. Repeating the painting process over and over again can be costly both monetarily and environmentally. One application of traditional paint can appear to be inexpensive and safe for the environment. However, when you look at the amount of times you will have to repeat this process, not only over the period of 20 years as described in our model but over the span of your home ownership, you begin to see the effects on your bank account and our planet.
By choosing Smart Permanent Coatings over traditional paint you have one less thing to worry about with your home. This will allow you to add value to your home and save you money for all those other home improvements you will need over the next 10, 20, 30, or more years and at the same time decrease the environmentally damaging effects of repetitive painting.