Dunn-Edwards Introduces Enso® Paint

High Performance, Low Odor, Zero VOC Interior Paint


LOS ANGELES (April 20, 2010) As part of its ongoing commitment to develop high performance products that are eco-friendly, Dunn-Edwards announces the launch of Enso, a premium low odor, zero VOC paint. Enso has virtually no odor during or after application, making it ideal for use in occupied spaces, such as homes, hotels, schools, and hospitals.

Unlike many low odor products on the market, Enso offers top performance, comparable to that of premium conventional paints. According to Brad Wheeler, product manager, Enso uses a new resin technology that allows for a harder surface than that of many low odor products, and it achieves this hardness without using organic solvents. “A lot of eco-friendly paints have poor dry film performance, leaving the surface tacky or soft. Enso has eliminated that problem,” he explained.It is easy to apply and has excellent flow and leveling for a smooth finish. It also offers great hide, so fewer coats are needed, and provides excellent washability.

With its extremely low odor, Enso will redefine the painting of occupied rooms. “There are so many situations in public spaces and residences where fresh paint can be distracting, so a very low odor paint is needed to address the range of individual sensitivities in occupied spaces,” Wheeler added. “Now you don’t have to choose between high performance and low odor.” Enso is available in a primer and in flat, eggshell and semi-gloss finishes. Enso also comes in a full range of light to dark colors.

Like all Dunn-Edwards paints, Enso does not contain ethylene glycol (EG). Dunn-Edwards removed EG from its paint formulas in 1984 and remains the only major manufacturer to have done so. EG, which is listed as a hazardous air pollutant and toxic air contaminant, can be harmful to humans.


NOTE: Product photo available upon request.

About Dunn-Edwards PaintsDunn-Edwards has produced and sold premium paint products for more than 84 years throughout the Southwest. Operating 103 stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas, Dunn-Edwards is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers and distributors of architectural paints and painting supplies. Based in Southern California, the company is composed of approximately 1,300 employees.

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