Cost of Paint/Painting to Rise
Changes to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) will increase paint manufacturing costs and call for additional training of painting contractors. In addition, stricter disposal and certification will be required. According to IBISWorld market research, the result of this focus on being green will be an annual cost increase of 3.2% from now until 2017 for the paint itself, and a jump of 4.4% per year for painting contracting and services, i.e. application.