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SafeCoat: Non-Toxic Paint

Why does almost all of the paint sold in the U.S. contain toxic ingredients? Because chemicals (such as formaldehyde and acetone) are cheap. The resources needed to study the long-term effects of the thousands of chemicals contained in paints, stains, and varnishes would be immense. The . Other non-toxic ingredient could be used — but they are slightly more expensive.

Yet, there are efficient paints available that perform equally well. AFM SafeCoat makes a range of paints which contain no toxic ingredients — no ammonia, formaldehyde, acetone, heavy metals or other VOCs.

Here is a list of AFM Safecoat retailers. Here is a list of FAQ on AFM paints. (Unfortunately the AFM website does not work well with Mozilla browsers).

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  1. Can I mask out VOCs on a recently painted wall, by painting over it with a non-VOC paint? Will the new coat shield against the VOCs ‘gassing’ through?
    Or do I need to strip the VOC paints before painting over?

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