Product Description: Safer for the environment; better for your health. Harmful chemicals in conventional paints reduce indoor air quality and prolonged exposure is proven to cause a wide range of illnesses and health problems. Safecoat is the only company with a complete line of chemically responsible building products that put your health first. Our products are certified to the highest standard of environmental safety, and then go even further to set new standards for protecting personal health through reduced toxicity. For over a quarter of a century, we have developed the safest, healthiest, premium-quality, high-performance paint and building products. You can trust your home - and your health - to Safecoat. Doctor recommended; not toxic; premium quality.
We’re the best paint choice for personal health - especially for the chemically sensitive - and we're proud to be one of the only doctor recommended paints on the market. You'll breathe easier knowing that our unique formulation helps block toxic emissions from seeping into your environment. Plus, our premium quality produces beautiful results. You don't have to give up style for health with our vast spectrum of contemporary and traditional colors. No animal testing - ever.
The Safecoat difference: Premium quality, SCS certified, minimal outgassing, zero VOC content, zero carbon emissions and no unnecessary chemicals. Very low odor upon application and odor free once cured.
Safecoat is a premium quality, fast curing enamel paint designed for interior surfaces where a durable finish and superior film formation are needed. Safecoat formulas are uniquely designed for optimal indoor air quality and minimal exposure to chemical toxicity. They are ideally suited for areas in which the health of occupants is of particular concern, including schools, hospitals, homes and offices. Safecoat contains no formaldehyde, ammonia, aromatic hydrocarbon compounds, exempt solvents or hazardous air pollutants. Use on new or existing, properly primed interior walls and ceilings, properly cured and primed plaster (below 10 pH), masonry, woodwork and primed metal.
Safecoat paints, stains and clear finishes are Scientific Certification Systems Indoor Advantage Gold certified, the highest environmental certification standard in the industry.
Warnings: Health Precautions: As with all coatings and stains, keep container tightly closed and out of the reach of children. Do not take internally. Always use adequate ventilation. Wear a mask when sanding and avoid breathing sanding dust. If you are chemically sensitive, always test for personal tolerance.
Additional Info: Limitations: Unlike conventional paints, Safecoat paints are made without formaldehyde preservatives. Do not contaminate. Store in airtight containers. Do not freeze.
Limited Liability: Safecoat products are guaranteed not to be defective when properly applied. Liability express or implied is limited to replacement of product or refund of purchase price and does not include liability for labor costs or consequential damages. Variable factors out of manufacturer's control, such as environmental conditions, application techniques, and surface conditions are critical to results obtained. Users are expected to exercise reasonable care to determine suitability of the product for each application. This limited warranty may not be modified or extended by manufacturer's representatives, distributors or dealers of AFM products. We strongly recommend that users always test in small, inconspicuous areas before application to the entire surface.
Packaging: Aluminum Can
Ingredients: Water, Titanium Dioxide, Acrylic Copolymer, Limestone, Aluminum Silicate. Non-photochemically reactive.
VOC Content: Zero grams per liter.
Does Not Contain: Formaldehyde, Ammonia, Aromatic Hydrocarbon Compounds, Exempt Solvents or Hazardous Air Pollutants.
Suggested Use: Surface Preparation: Surfaces should be sanded and cleaned of dirt, grease, mildew and oil. Cleaning with an odorless, dye-free, all-purpose cleaner such as SafeChoice Super Clean is recommended. To achieve an even, consistent eggshell finish, the underlying surface must be evenly sealed. Previously painted surfaces in poor condition need to be scraped and sanded smooth before priming with Safecoat Transitional Primer. Always spot test for adhesion over prior coatings. Before application, coat new wallboard or sheetrock with Safecoat New Wallboard Primecoat HPV. Sand porous new wood and prime with Safecoat Transitional Primer. Water and other stains must be blocked so they do not bleed through. Surface should be completely dry before application. In all cases, the best finish will be achieved with a primer and two finish coats. Warning! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. Lead is toxic. Exposure to lead dust can cause serious illness, such as brain damage, especially in children. Pregnant women should also avoid exposure. Wear a NIOSH approved respirator to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead.
Application: The surface should be completely dry before application. Before using, stir well, then apply with a high-quality nylon or synthetic bristle brush or roller of appropriate nap (1/4" to 3/8" nap recommended). Do not apply in thick films or load paint onto the surface. Thin coats are better than one thick coat. For spraying, dilute if necessary with up to 1/2 pint of water per gallon. Use on airless sprayer, minimum 2000 p.s.i., with a .015-.017 tip. Use a 60 mesh filter. When spraying, do not substitute back-rolling for a second coat. Always use a painter's mask when spraying. For full-coverage application, overlap preceding application with 1/4 to 1/2 the fan width at a distance of 18" from surface. Always have adequate ventilation. Do not apply on cold, damp days or if surface, container or air temperature is below 55 degrees F. Note: These instructions are intended to be general only and not exhaustive. The applicator should determine which preparation and techniques are best suited to the specific surface.
Coverage: One gallon of Safecoat Zero VOC Eggshell covers approximately 350 square feet in one coat depending on surface porosity.
Clean Up: Clean tools and equipment while still wet with a solution of SafeChoice Super Clean and warm water.
Recoating: Under normal conditions, Safecoat Zero VOC Eggshell can be recoated after 4 hours. For best results, wait at least 8 hours before recoating. Normal conditions include: a dry surface, access to fresh air flow, moderate humidity, and temperatures above 55 degrees F. Thick application, high humidity, or conditions other than normal will cause paint to dry and cure more slowly. Drying and curing time can be accelerated by moving fresh air over the painted surface, but recoating before the time period noted above is not recommended.