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Safecoat Transitional Primer

Safecoat Transitional Primer

  • 3300

Safecoat Transitional Primer is a premium quality, waterbased, flat finish universal primer, specifically formulated to solve difficult application problems without the use of toxic and malodorous chemicals.

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.

This is the least toxic product of its type, and it contains no naphtha or other aromatic solvents, and no formaldehyde, ethylene glycol, ammonia, acetone, heavy metals, crystalline silica or other carcinogenic or hazardous materials.

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 they contain.

Product may be tinted for best results under deep, accent or transparent colors.


300-350 sqft/gal depending on method of application and surface texture and porosity. One full coat is generally sufficient for most jobs. Some water soluble stains may require blocking with waxless shellac and a spot coat of primer for a complete seal.

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Tech Sheet

While AFM Safecoat products are designed specifically for those with chemical sensitivities, reactions even to certain non-toxic odours and substances can still be very personal. We recommend performing a basic "smell test" before using, and if you find that the product does not work for you, we invite you to send the product back for a product refund. For obvious reasons, this courtesy does not apply to tinted paint, to special-order items, or to product that comes back damaged.

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