AIM Legislation Details
Some of the most important changes of the Illinois AIM include:
- Oil-based paints, stains, or varnishes will no longer be allowed on the interior or exterior of residences. As an example, it will be illegal to use oil-based primers or paints on wood trim.
- Oil-based paints will not be allowed on the interior of institutional, hospitality, commercial, or healthcare facilities.
- Oil-based stains and varnishes can continue to be used in shop settings. Paint stores will continue selling quart containers of these products for minimum use. Combining four quarts into a gallon container will be illegal.
- Aerosols will continue to be available.
There are some additional elements to these restrictions, and fines are expected to range from $1,500 to $20,000.
It's imperative that your painting contractor understand these new regulations and the impact they may have on your building maintenance.
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