SCS Certified and LEED qualified, AFM Safecoat paints are recognized as one of the safest paint lines in the country, AFM has been producing an environmentally friendly line of paint for the past 25 years. This line of paints is zero or low VOC(Volatile Organic Compounds). According to the EPA, indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air. Paints and finishes are among the leading causes of indoor air pollution.
Writing in the Needham Home Blog, Robert had this to say about AFM Safecoat Paint,
In addition to being Zero VOC, the Safecoat paint eliminates any unregulated toxic ingredients (such as formaldehyde, ammonia, acetone, exempt solvents and odor masking agents) that can cause indoor air pollution. Safecoast also goes a step further with a unique molecular formulation which the company claims will seal the wall surface and reduce off gassing from other products such as plywood, insulation, etc.
The EcoHuddle Community ranks AFM Safecoat Zero VOC Eggshell as the number one product in its category.
This paint is a true premium paint that is almost odorless when applying it and odorless when dry. It was tinted with a zero VOC pigment so it remains a truly zero VOC paint. And it was matched to a Sherwin Williams color. It can be tinted to any color without being limited to any one color chart. The eggshell sheen is a little glossier than most true satins.
Future forward green design blog, inhabitant, rated AFM Safecoat as “the safest eco-paint.”
I took an informal poll of about ten different green building experts that I knew on the best ‘eco paint’ available and to my surprise, I got the same response from almost everyone I talked to: AFM Safecoat. Apparently AFM Safecoat is widely known to be the safest and healthiest brand of no-VOC paint currently on the market. We’re not just talking ‘low-VOCs’ but NO VOCs, and no other toxins either. Apparently while most other “low VOC” products on the market are low in what the government regulates as Volatile Organic Compounds, they still contain a host of unregulated toxic ingredients (such as ammonia, acetone, exempt solvents and odor masking agents), which can be equally nasty on indoor air quality and your health. After the unanimous recommendations for AFM Safecoat that I got, I was so convinced that I decided to give it a try. The odorific difference between Safecoat and traditional paints was immediately perceptible. To start, you can’t smell AFM Safecoat paint at all – even when it is wet and in the can. And I’m saying this as a heavily pregnant lady who has developed a superhero sense of smell overnight. The odor you can normally smell with most paints is the scent of off-gassing VOCs. My apartment didn’t even smell while I was in the process of painting, and certainly not at all afterwards while the paint was drying. The color and tone of AFM Safecoat also excellent, and I didn’t notice any perceptible difference from almost any other kind of ‘regular’ stinky paint.
Safecoat paints range from $40-$50 a gallon.