At AFM Safecoat® and Amicus Green Building Center, protecting personal health has always been our first priority. That's why for 30 years, the folks at AFM Safecoat have been working to develop the safest, highest quality and least toxic paints and building products. Today, AFM Safecoat is the leading provider of environmentally responsible, sustainable and non-polluting paints, stains, wood finishes, sealers and related green building products. We set the standard for protecting personal health through reduced toxicity while maintaining excellent quality. You can breathe easier with AFM Safecoat — because we take your health seriously.
Our Kensington showroom is full of fantastic non-toxic solutions, including these most-popular Safecoat products:
AFM Safecoat Interior Wall Paints
AFM Safecoat is like "the Godfather" of the green coating industry. Founded over 30 years ago specifically for chemically sensitive customers, AFM has become a leader in healthy high performance paints, stains, finishes, sealers and specialty coatings.
Safecoat paint formulas are uniquely designed for optimal indoor air quality while achieving beautiful and durable finishes. They are ideally suited for areas in which the health of occupants is of particular concern, including schools, hospitals, homes and offices.
Use on: walls, ceilings, wallboard, properly cured and primed plaster, masonry and primed metal.
- No VOCs, formaldehyde, ammonia, crystalline silica, ethylene glycol, aromatic hydrocarbon compounds, exempt solvents or hazardous air pollutants.. Additionally, the colorants we use in our paints have no VOCs nor Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APE), which are surfactants (detergents) which can be oestrogenic (hormone disrupting) and bioaccumulative in the environment (meaning they don't break down and increase concentration up the food chain).
- Low odor during application (which is typically not noxious or bothersome) and are odor free once cured.
- Fights indoor air pollution, limits outgassing from the substrate (including recent coats of conventional paint).
- Meets or exceeds all federal and state air quality regulations, including California.
- SCS Certified for Indoor Advantage Gold
Flat: use where very low sheen is needed. This is best for areas that may need touching up over time or for walls that are uneven or textured (as higher sheens will show unevenness more).
Pearl: use where a soft sheen is needed. Just a smidge more sheen than Flat.
Eggshell: where a medium sheen finish is needed. Colors will be deeper and more vibrant. This is more washable than a Flat or Pearl. Very popular for kids bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and gathering rooms.
Semigloss: where a moderately high sheen finish is needed. This is typically used on doors, trim, moldings, and walls in fullbathrooms and other areas likely to get wet. It is the most washable, but not as easy to touch-up/repair without noticing a patch.
Coverage: approximately 350 square feet per gallon in one coat depending on surface porosity. Two coats are recommended, like with any typical high-quality paint for full color opacity and depth, and coating coverage. Untreated new drywall will require several coats--instead, prime with New Wallboard HPV Primer. Other surfaces needing priming (such as oil-based painted surfaces, dark colors being painted over with light colors, or if the new paint will be a very dark/accent color) should be primed with Transitional Primer.
Dry/Cure Time: Under normal conditions, it dries to the touch in one hour. Wait at least four hours before applying each additional coat--longer if rainy or high humidity conditions prevail. 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 Safecoat to dry and cure more slowly. Diluting the paint about 10% with clean water may help with high humidity or high temperature conditions, or other unusual situations.
Use the box below to enter your desired color. Please include the color name, color number, and fandeck/source. Click "Add to Cart" individually for each color.
AFM Safecoat Transitional Primer
Because it has an extremely tight and efficient polymer network, it is when properly applied particularly well suited for transitioning from existing oil based painted surfaces to waterbased coatings. It is when properly applied useful as a stain blocker for many of the knot holes, water soluble stains and oils, tannins and terpenes in wood which can "bleed through" to the surface upon the application of traditional waterbased primers.
Use on: Most interior and exterior surfaces: walls, ceilings, wood and wood trim, fully cured plaster, stucco, masonry and drywall.
- Extremely low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) (12 grams/liter)
No exempted solvents, acetone, ammonia, crystalline silica, ethylene
glycol, formaldehyde, formaldehyde precursors (chemicals that create
formaldehyde once they enter the atmosphere), odor masking agents, heavy
metals, or other known toxic materials or suspected carcinogens.
Additionally, the colorants we use in our paints have no VOCs nor Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APE), which are surfactants (detergents) which can be oestrogenic (hormone disrupting) and bioaccumulative in the environment (meaning they don't break down and increase concentration up the food chain).
- Products are structured to literally create a "safe coat," with a unique molecular formulation designed to seal surfaces, thus reducing "offgassing," or the emission of toxins into your environment.
- Naturally low in odor
- SCS Certified for Indoor Advantage Gold
AFM Safecoat Primecoat HPV Primer
It equalizes the absorption rate of topcoat paints over a variety of surfaces with different porosities, and helps to eliminate decorating problems over textured sheetrock and tape joints on wallboard.
Solves finishing problems such as "telegraphing" or "joint banding" by equalizing porosity and texture, filling voids left by today's building materials, so that top coats cover more evenly.
Use on: New drywall, drywall compound and unpainted drywall texture. It is especially used for sealing in chemicals from the new drywall or behind it.
AFM Safecoat Durostain
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Excellent pigmentation stability and durability
Use on: all interior wood surfaces
Certified SCS Indoor Advantage Gold. Contains no aniline dyestuffs, gilsonite or asphalt, aromatic solvents or formaldehyde.
Stains may be mixed together to modify color
Uses natural mineral pigments and slight variation in color may accordingly occur between batches. Always use material from the same batch for a specific job.
Coverage: One quart covers approximately 75 square feet in one coat, and one gallon covers approximately 350 square feet, depending on surface porosity and the intensity of the stain color desired.
AFM Safecoat Acrylacq
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Safecoat Acrylacq is an excellent clear, hard and durable water-based finish for interior furniture and trims. It is an excellent replacement for high-solvent content lacquer. It is comparable to conventional lacquers in performance without the toxicity.
Superior resistance to stains, marring, and fingerprint marks.
High solids, more film build, better flow, higher luster.
Fights indoor air pollution, sealing in offgassing from the substrate.
Very low VOC content and no formaldehyde, meeting or exceeding all federal and state air quality regulations, including California.
Safely used by and for the chemically sensitive.
Use on: Unfinished (or properly prepared and sanded previously finished) wooden surfaces such as wood cabinetry and doors, paneling, furniture, and wood railings, as well as some vinyl and other plastic surfaces (always test for compatibility with surface).
Coverage: One quart covers approximately 87 square feet and one gallon covers approximately 350 square feet, in one coat depending on method of application and surface porosity. Three coats are typically recommended; two coats typically the minimum.
AFM Safecoat Polyureseal BP
Use on: unfinished (or properly prepared and sanded previously finished) wooden surfaces such as floors, furniture and cabinetry, and is excellent for gym floors and auditoriums.
High solids, more film build, better flow, higher luster. Comparable to conventional urethanes in performance without the toxicity.
Fights indoor air pollution, seals in the outgassing from the substrate
Very low VOC content, meets or exceeds all federal and state air quality regulations, including California
Contains no formaldehyde
Safely used by and for the chemically sensitive
Coverage: One gallon covers approximately 350 square feet in one coat depending on method of application and surface porosity.
AFM Safecoat EcoLacq
It has very low odor and VOC content, allowing it to be used even in the homes of the chemically sensitive. Does not contain formaldehyde.
Safecoat® EcoLacq seals in outgassing from the substrate, and has superior resistance to stains, marring, and fingerprint marks.
USE ON: Unfinished (or properly prepared and sanded previously finished) wooden surfaces such as wood cabinetry and doors, paneling, furniture, and wood railings.
High solids, more film build, better flow, higher luster. Comparable to conventional lacquers in performance without the toxicity.
At checkout, use the Notes box to enter the color you want, including: color name and number, and the color source (fandeck it is from).
AFM Safecoat Deckote Concrete Paint
Also suitable for properly primed metal (use a safer metal primer such as Safecoat Transitional Primer), and can be used on primed and properly prepared wooden surfaces with varying degrees of success depending upon environmental conditions and nature of use.
Dries quickly to a tough, monolithic semigloss sheen film for lasting protection on properly prepared surfaces.
Safecoat Concrete Floor Paint is virtually odorless on application and is available in bases for tinting to a wide variety of colors. It is compatible with other Safecoat sealers and coatings to provide additional finish protection, durability and appearances, and worn areas are easy to recoat and repair.
Tintable to pastel and medium-tone colors.
Use the box below to enter your desired color. Please include the color name, number, and fandeck/source. Click "Add to Cart" individually for each color.
AFM Safecoat Super Clean
- It is not toxic, odor free, dye free and biodegradable.
- It contains no phosphates, alkalines, acids, ammonia, butyl ethers, chlorine bleach, nor any chemical scents used to mask the odors caused by such harsh compounds.
- It will not irritate sensitive skin, nor does it give off noxious fumes.
- Yet it is strong enough for industrial strength cleaning chores.
USE ON: Recommended for all of the following: stainless steel, fiberglass, porcelain, ceramic tile, chrome, painted surfaces, wallpaper, wood, vinyl, steel, grout, concrete, fabric, plastic or any other hard non-porous surface. Not recommended for aluminum.
AFM Safecoat Carpet Shampoo
Contains no harmful chemicals like ammonia, butyl ethers, alcohols, phosphates, caustics or acids
Non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-flammable and biodegradable. It does not irritate hands or skin
Use on: Although Carpet Shampoo is generally suitable for synthetic carpets and rugs, because of variations in materials and production processes used by different manufacturers, you should always spot test to insure compatibility with your carpet. Wool fibers generally do not react well to water based products, so Carpet Shampoo is not recommended for wool.
Carpet Shampoo is designed to be used in conjunction with Carpet Seal (to seal carpet backing) and Lock Out (to seal carpet fibers and repel dirt and stains). This three part system helps to clean out and seal in the irritating chemicals found throughout a typical carpet. Carpet Shampoo is also highly effective when used individually as a carpet shampoo.
Coverage: One gallon diluted solution will clean approximately 300 square feet (depending on dilution rate).
Application: Should be applied using a hand-held pump sprayer. One similar to a garden sprayer is most effective. Prior to application vacuum carpet thoroughly. Using the applicable dilution rate specified below, spray the carpet evenly, saturating the surface. Allow the shampoo ten minutes to fully penetrate. Then extract the shampoo with very clean, very hot water. By extracting with only clean, hot water the carpet is not only cleaned more effectively but the removal of residue from prior cleanings is accomplished. While the foregoing procedure yields the best results, Carpet Shampoo may also, if desired, be added to any shampooing or carpet cleaning machine.
Dilution rate per gallon water:
Light cleaning - 3 fluid ounces.
Medium cleaning - 5 fluid ounces.
Heavy cleaning - 8 fluid ounces.
AFM Safecoat Caulk
Safecoat Multi-Purpose Caulking Compound is a not-toxic, elastic emulsion-type caulking compound designed to replace oil caulk and putty for windows, cracks and general maintenance work. It provides a water resistant, flexible, easy to install, non-sag sealant with excellent initial and permanent adhesion. As a ready-to-use, pigmented elastomer, Safecoat Caulking Compound has thixotropic properties which enable the application to be made with ease with no stringiness and yet maintains flexibility and toughness with rapid drying characteristics. It may be applied to a variety of substrates and has high durability. Resin rich formula affords maximum bond strength.
USE ON: Use for caulking windows, sealing cracks, filling holes, door perimeters, walls and woodwork, siding openings and masonry cracks.
It will not dry out or crack and does not release any solvents or obnoxious odors.
Because Safecoat Multi-Purpose Caulk is 100% solids, there is no shrinkage.
Cures in wet or dry conditions and can be applied from 30 degrees F up to 200 degrees F. It is non-flammable and non-slumping.
Size: 10 oz tube, fits in a standard caulking gun.