Do I really need to prime before painting?
AFM Safecoat Transitional Primer is a premium quality, water-based, flat finish universal primer specifically formulated to solve difficult application problems without the use of toxic and malodorous chemicals. Like all Safecoat paints, it is the least toxic product of its type, and contains no naphtha or other aromatic solvents, and no formaldehyde, ethylene glycol, ammonia, acetone, heavy metals, crystalline silica or other carcinogenic or hazardous materials.
AFM Safecoat Transitional Primer is naturally low in odor, and unlike other paints contains no masking agents or fragrances to hide the smells of toxic chemicals. For use on previously painted walls, ceilings, wood and wood trim, fully cured plaster (below 10 pH), stucco, masonry.
Transitional primer can be used on any surface or area that a traditional primer is applicable.
ADVANTAGES / SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS:
- Unique molecular structure promotes strong penetration and mechanical adhesion.
- Environmentally friendly – very low VOC, the lowest toxicity for a product of its type.
- Tight polymer network makes an excellent sealer.
- Durable, high performance undercoating.
- Low odor, contains no formaldehyde or aromatic hydrocarbons, fights indoor air pollution.
One gallon of AFM Safecoat Transitional Primer covers approximately 300-350 square feet in one coat, depending on method of application and surface texture and porosity. One full coat is generally sufficient for most jobs. Some water soluble stains OR SMOKE DAMAGE will require blocking with waxless shellac* and a spot coat of primer for a complete seal.
* We recommend using 100% pure shellac, with alcohol as the solvent.
Under normal conditions, AFM Safecoat Transitional Primer dries to touch within one hour. For best results wait at least 8 hours before recoating or finish coating when transitioning from oil to water. This product will continue to develop increased adhesion over a full 7 day cure cycle. Normal conditions include a dry surface, access to fresh air flow, moderate humidity, and temperatures above 55 degrees F. IMPORTANT: Thick application, high humidity or conditions other than normal will cause Safecoat to dry and cure slowly.
TO USE AS A STAIN BLOCKING PRIMER:
When working stains like water spots, AFM Safecoat Transitional Primer can be used as a stain blocking, sealing, primer. Apply 1 coat then WAIT 24 hours and and apply a second coat.
Clean tools and equipment while still wet with a solution of SafeChoice Super Clean and warm water.