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#1 of 3 Old 06-09-2006, 01:14 AM - Thread Starter
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This may officially belong in another arena but I am wondering if I get no VOC paint that is also free of ethanol glycol, is it also safe to rinse into your yard?

My local paint store has this kind of paint and we are soon getting a manufacturer for completely non-toxic paint, finishes, etc. We aren't going to have a septic but rather water will drain onto our land. If I rinse a paintbrush, am I polluting if it is all the above mentioned things?
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Can you get a list of ingredients and look them up individually?

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Even if it's totaloly organic ingredients, it may not be good to rinse into the yard. Could you disperse it thinly over a larger area (heavily diluted?). I guess we throw a lot out with our water (bio-degrabale)... and I figure that the earth has the best chance of dealing with it properly (versus a land fill etc).
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