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Going Green Guide for Interior Painting and Home Improvements

Interior Painting
As more Miami homeowners prioritize sustainability, eco-friendly home improvements are becoming increasingly popular. Whether upgrading your living space or planning a renovation, there are plenty of ways to make your home more environmentally friendly.

As more Miami homeowners prioritize sustainability, eco-friendly home improvements are becoming increasingly popular. Whether upgrading your living space or planning a renovation, there are plenty of ways to make your home more environmentally friendly. From using low-VOC paints to incorporating energy-efficient appliances and sustainable materials, these green updates not only benefit the environment but also enhance your home’s value and comfort.

Benjamin Moore Eco Spec for Interior Painting

For green-minded interior painting projects, Benjamin Moore’s Eco Spec paint is a go-to choice. This innovative paint is designed with the environment in mind, offering zero VOCs and emissions. Benjamin Moore’s Eco Spec paint is asthma & allergy friendly and Green Seal Certified! It’s perfect for creating a beautiful, healthy home environment without compromising on quality. Eco Spec provides excellent coverage and durability, ensuring your walls look stunning while maintaining indoor air quality.

By choosing Eco Spec, you’re not just investing in high-quality paint; you’re also making a conscious decision to protect your family’s health and reduce your environmental footprint. It’s a win-win for your home and the planet!

Improving Indoor Air Quality with SYSTEXX

For those looking to enhance their indoor air quality and create a healthier living environment, SYSTEXX is a game changer. This innovative product, available through Nordic Look, is designed to significantly reduce airborne dust and improve breathability, making it an excellent choice for anyone with allergies or respiratory issues.

SYSTEXX works by applying a hypoallergenic fiberglass wall covering to your prepared walls that actively captures and reduces dust particles. This not only helps to maintain cleaner air but also contributes to a healthier indoor environment. The breathable nature of SYSTEXX ensures that moisture can escape from the walls, preventing mold growth and other issues related to poor air circulation.


What sets SYSTEXX apart is its dual functionality—not only does it improve air quality but it also enhances the durability of your wall finishes. This means your walls will look beautiful for longer, with less maintenance required. Once applied, the material hardens and strengthens wall surfaces, making them more resistant to wear and tear, which is especially beneficial for those high-traffic areas in your home! Moreover, SYSTEXX offers a variety of patterns adding a stylish touch to any room which adds to the interior painting final product. We are proud to be one of the first companies in the US to offer this cutting-edge solution to our customers—that’s right, in the entire US!

Recycling and Reducing Waste

At Gables & Grove Painting, we’re passionate about sustainability and doing our part for the environment. We’re in the process of ramping up our recycling efforts, starting with cleaning and stacking used paint buckets (the big five-gallon buckets) after each interior painting and exterior painting project and posting them to OfferUp and Facebook marketplace for free to anyone to pickup and reuse as they see fit—every little bit helps!

We’re big fans of low and no-VOC products because they’re better for your home’s air quality and the planet. While we still use oil-based paints when necessary, we aim to minimize their use due to their higher environmental impact. Our goal is to make your space beautiful and healthy, using the best practices to protect both our clients and our beloved Miami environment.

Something Extra…

Natural Exterior Solutions: Limewash

When it comes to exterior projects, limewash is one of our top recommendations. This age-old technique has been around for millennia, dating back to ancient Roman times, and it’s making a comeback for all the right reasons. Limewash is a natural product made from just two ingredients: limestone and water. This simplicity makes it an incredibly sustainable choice, free from harmful chemicals that can damage both your health and the environment.

Limewash offers more than just a beautiful, rustic finish. It’s breathable, allowing moisture to escape from the walls, which helps maintain the integrity of your home’s exterior over time. This breathability also reduces the risk of mold and mildew, making it a smart choice for Miami’s humid climate. Plus, limewash is naturally antimicrobial, adding another layer of protection to your home.

Applying limewash can also be a fun DIY project. The texture and finish can be customized based on how you apply it, allowing you to add a personal touch to your home’s exterior. Whether you’re looking for a smooth, sleek look or a more textured, antique finish, limewash can deliver.

Partnering with Miami Waterkeeper

We’re proud to support local environmental initiatives, and one of our key partnerships is with Miami Waterkeeper. This amazing organization is dedicated to ensuring that Miami’s waters are clean, swimmable, and fishable. By working with them, we help preserve the beautiful waterways that make our city so special.

But it’s not just about us – you can get involved too! Whether it’s through donations, volunteer work, or simply spreading the word, there are many ways to support the Miami Waterkeeper mission. Together, we can make a real difference in protecting our environment and promoting a sustainable future for Miami. Join us in this movement and feel empowered to contribute to a cleaner, greener community. Visit [Miami Waterkeeper](https://www.miamiwaterkeeper.org/) to learn more and get involved.

Our Long-Term Sustainability Goals

At Gables & Grove Painting, we are continually striving to be more efficient and reduce our environmental footprint. Our long-term goals include maximizing operational and production efficiency (example: less runs to the paint store uses less fuel), minimizing the use of plastic and waste products, and increasing the use of reusable items. By adopting these practices we aim to lead the way in sustainable painting and home improvement services in Miami.

In 2023, our CEO co-founded Green Painting Systems with Dan Woodford of Two Brothers Painting (Naragansset, Rhode Island) with the express mission of increasing awareness and teaching sustainability and green practices to painting companies across the world.

Making eco-friendly home improvements is not only beneficial for the environment but also enhances the quality and comfort of your living space. At Gables & Grove Painting, we are dedicated to providing sustainable interior painting solutions that align with our commitment to a greener Miami. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve a beautiful, sustainable home.

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