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About The Company

Nancy and Marvin Couch
A Message from Nancy Couch

As president of Environmental Painting Alternatives, with over 30 years of professional experience, I am personally involved in every job that Environmental Painting Alternatives is contracted to complete. From the first walk through to the final inspection, I work directly with my clients and my personnel to make sure that professional standards remain a priority. I believe that professional standards come from a commitment to customer satisfaction, detailed preparation and proper execution for the job.

I actively promote the use of environmentally friendly project planning, surface preparation, and proper coatings for the job and clean up procedures, supporting the development and use of new environmental safer paints and coating practices and promotion of proper disposal methods for waste and leftover paint and supplies.

I will continue to be a leader in the painting industry in Florida to protect the earth and safeguard the environment while providing my customers a cost effective professional job.

Nancy Couch

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What makes Environmental Painting Alternatives "GREEN"?


We use low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) paints or zero VOC - Super Compliant VOC paints whenever possible. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are organic chemical compounds that have high enough vapor pressures under normal conditions to significantly vaporize and enter the atmosphere.

  • Whenever possible we use non-solvent industrial coatings and stripping products.
  • We use compliant low-VOC cleaning solvents to clean our paint application equipment.
  • We use high-quality sealants and caulk to make your home more energy efficient.


  • We buy only enough paint needed to complete the job and allow for touch-up, thereby eliminating disposal of excess paint.
  • We recycle empty paint cans whenever possible.
  • We dispose of paints and solvents properly.
  • For water-based paints, we clean up with water only, and we do not rinse the clean-up water down the storm drain or where the clean-up water can enter waterways and lakes.
  • We keep all paint solvent-laden rags in sealed containers to prevent VOC emissions and excessive odors.
  • We use premium paints that require fewer coats and have long-term performance.
  • We do the job right the first time and schedule our jobs efficiently to decrease the use of fuel.
  • We mask properly to eliminate the need to use cleaning solvents.
  • We protect plants to maximize CO2 conversion to oxygen.
  • We maintain our tools and equipment to achieve long-term use.
  • We follow manufacturers recommendations for proper coverage and long-term performance.


  • We promote proper use of colors for maximum longevity of your paint job.
  • Environmental Painting Alternatives is committed to the promotion of environmental awareness in the community.
  • We recycle whenever available.
  • We maintain clean jobs to prevent litter from being blown away and to promote safety.
  • Environmental Painting Alternatives is taking the lead to create systems and guidelines that will encourage others in the industry to "think green."
  • We donate leftover paint to low-cost housing groups, community assistance organizations, theaters, and other worthy community groups.
  • We use companies and products that are environmentally-friendly.
  • Americans spend 90% of their time indoors where EPA studies estimate indoor air quality to be 3 to 5 times more toxic than outdoor air, largely caused by toxic emissions of paints and finishes.� Using Low VOC paints benefits air quality.


  • Health:�Reduced toxins benefit everyone, including those with allergies and chemical sensitivities.
  • Environment: Reduces landfill, roundwater, and ozone-depleting contaminants.
  • Effective: Low-VOC products perform well in terms of coverage and durability.
  • Little or No Hazardous Fumes: Low odor during application; no odor once cured. No off-gassing.
  • Not Deemed Hazardous Waste: Cleanup and disposal greatly simplified.