Paints and varnishes - VOC
Directive 2004/42/EC, also known as the paints directive, aims to limit the emissions of substances which promote the forming of ground-level ozone. The Directive governs the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) by restricting the content of such substances in certain paints and varnishes and vehicle refinishing products. VOC means volatile organic compounds.
Consolidated text of Directive 2004/42/EC
Directive 2004/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the limitation of paints and varnishes and vehicle refinishing products External link.
(last consolidated on 16 July 2021)
Amendments and corrections
There are no amendments or corrections that are not included in the consolidated text of the directive.
All amendments and corrections to Directive 2004/42/EC are accessible in EUR-Lex External link.