For Our CS & EI Customers

At AFM Safecoat, protecting people's health has always been the top priority. Long before there was a green building industry, they developed the safest, highest quality and least toxic paints and coatings available. With more than 40 products today, Safecoat is the leading provider of environmentally responsible, sustainable and non-polluting paints, stains and sealers in the world. They've set the standard for protecting health through improved indoor air quality, so you can breathe easier.

Given the vast number of chemical compounds that exist--and all the new ones that are introduced every year--most people with chemical sensitivities are challenged to know exactly what they're sensitive to; they just know that they need products that they can rely on.  Safecoat has a well-deserved reputation for providing products that are well tolerated by the chemically sensitive.

That said, however, we cannot stress emphatically enough the importance of sampling products in small quantities, before purchasing larger quantities, to determine that they are suitable for your use.  Nearly every Safecoat product comes in quarts, usually enough material for a satisfactory test.  And, this principle applies to any product from any manufacturer--SAMPLE!

Once you've tested products, we also suggest that you phase your project to avoid doing everything all at once--so that you don't overwhelm your immune system with too many finishes--even good green ones--in rapid succession.  Alternatively, finishing a "safe room" first will give you someplace neutral to go while work is being done in other areas of your home.

  • Here are a few basic guidelines for dealing with problems associated with off gassing:

    First, determine which surface or surfaces are the offending ones. This can be challenging if you are doing large scale renovations with many different surfaces all under one roof. In a situation like this, use one room for product trials.  

    Remember that the biggest surfaces--walls, ceilings and floors--are the primary suspects. Treating these first--and sequentially--and then analyzing the differences in air quality will help you determine where problems have been eliminated or possibly still exist.

    In almost every case, you will be applying multiple coats of the approved and appropriate sealer. Some problems will be solved with two coats; others may require more.  

    The trial room, while a slower and more methodical approach, will go a long way towards establishing the most beneficial applications for your project.  

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