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Non-Toxic Paint: A Look at AFM Safecoat's Zero-VOC Interior Paint

By Rise
Dec 12, 2022

The “new paint” smell means bad news for our air quality, but did you know that some paint off-gasses for years after that smell has gone away? The good news is that paint options are on the market today designed to be as healthy as possible. AFM Safecoat’s Zero-VOC Interior Paint is popular for homes and businesses with chemically sensitive inhabitants.

Table of Contents

  1. What is AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior Paint?
  2. How did AFM Safecoat get started?
  3. Does this paint have a strong smell?
  4. How does AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior Paint differ from other zero-VOC paints?
  5. Is AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior Paint safe for people with chemical sensitivities?
  6. How long does the paint take to cure?
  7. How much surface area does it cover?
  8. What colors and sheens are available?
  9. Why is AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior Paint on the Rise store?
AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior Paint
AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior Paint

What is AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior Paint?

AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior paint is a premium acrylic paint designed to be low odor and better for indoor air quality than traditional paint options.

How did AFM Safecoat get started?

Founded in 1983, AFM grew out of its relationship with the medical industry, developing products that wouldn't irritate or be a problem for people with allergies or chemical sensitivities. Even today, doctors will prescribe AFM paints to patients who require the best indoor air quality for their health.

Does this paint have a strong smell?

No. AFM Safecoat's Interior Zero-VOC paint has a low odor compared to its low-VOC counterparts. It's not a completely odorless paint, however, since that can be challenging to achieve for acrylic paint. For completely odorless options, consider mineral paint like lime paint.

A paint’s odor is only one indicator of its presence in the air or its danger.

How does AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior Paint differ from other zero-VOC paints?

AFM Safecoat goes beyond reducing VOCs in their formulation. “Zero VOC” isn’t very meaningful since many toxic ingredients aren’t technically VOCs (ammonia and acetone, for example). HAPs, or “hazardous air pollutants,” are another category of dangerous ingredients that are only now making it to the front label “marketing speak” of paints. AFM boasts no HAPs on their SDS sheet.

Label close-up of AFM Safecoat's Zero-VOC Interior Paint
Label close-up of AFM Safecoat's Zero-VOC Interior Paint

Is AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior Paint safe for people with chemical sensitivities?

AFM Safecoat has formulated its products to be as safe as possible for as many people as possible and is very popular among customers with sensitivities. They have earned a positive reputation since their product development was done alongside environmental physicians in the 1980s.

Unlike some leading brands, this focus on human health means their products don’t contain chemicals exempt from lists of VOCs and HAPs or volumes under the threshold for disclosure on a safety data sheet.

How long does the paint take to cure?

AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior Paint dries to the touch quite quickly, but give it a full seven days to cure under normal conditions and up to 14 days in warm and humid conditions. You should wait roughly 24 hours between coats of paint.

How much surface area does it cover?

One gallon of AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior Paint covers 300-400 sq/ft, depending on how porous the surface is. Consider using a high-quality primer to get even more mileage out of your paint.

AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior Paint
AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior Paint

What colors and sheens are available?

AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior paint is available in 4 sheens: flat, egg-shell, pearl, and semi-gloss. One of the things that set AFM Zero-VOC Interior Paint apart from other zero-VOC and no-HAP paints is that it's tintable to hundreds of colors, so you’re only limited by your imagination.

Why is AFM Safecoat Zero-VOC Interior Paint on the Rise store?

At Rise, we carefully vet the products available on our store. AFM’s Zero-VOC Interior Paint is on the Rise store shelves because it’s a healthy paint that performs as well as comparable products in terms of surface coverage. It’s priced as a premium product, but we promise it’s worth the investment.

If you’re serious about your home’s health, dive into the spec sheets of this product at shop.buildwithrise.com, and it will ship to your front door with free carbon-neutral shipping.

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