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Safecoat Transitional Primer and Paint


This premium quality, water-based flat finish universal primer solves difficult application problems without toxic and harsh-smelling chemicals. Ideal for transitioning from existing oil-based painted surfaces to water-based coatings and useful as a stain blocker for knot holes, water-soluble stains and oils, tannins and terpenes in wood which can bleed through to the surface with traditional water-based primers.


Safecoat Transitional Primer

Installation Guidelines

One gallon covers approximately 300-400 based on surface porosity.
80290 Qt./80190 Gal
80390 5g pail
Safecoat Transitional Primer
Previously painted walls, ceilings, wood and wood trim, fully cured plaster, stucco and masonry. AFM Safecoat Transitional Primer is a premium quality, water-based primer specifically formulated to solve certain application problems without the use of toxic chemicals. Use over oil-based paints in order to transition to water-based topcoats. This primer is designed for applications, indoors or outdoors, over previously painted walls, ceilings, freshly sanded wood and wood trim, fully cured plaster (below 10 pH), stucco and masonry. For new sheetrock, use New Wallboard Primecoat HPV.
Because it has an extremely tight and efficient polymer network, AFM Transitional Primer can be used as a sealer on some, but not all, sur- faces that are off-gassing hazardous air pollutants. In combination with AFM Safecoat Zero
VOC Paint, emissions can substantially, if not completely be eliminated gradually over the course of one to two weeks.
AFM recommends one coat of Transitional primer (allow 24 hours to dry) and then two topcoats of AFM Zero VOC paint. NOTE: This combination will not block emissions from essential oils, air fresheners, hair spray, smoke, pet urine or other organic odors. Testing with small samples is your responsibility and must be done first to make sure there is proper adhesion, appearance and there is no reaction with a previous finish, especially if it is unknown. AFM makes no guarantees that this will perform well overall paints or all finishes and takes no responsibility for applications that have not been tested first or have not followed the manufacturer’s directions.
Safecoat primers are made without formaldehyde preservatives. Do not contaminate. Do not use Transitional Primer over Sherwin Williams Promar 200
Zero VOC paint. Do not freeze.
Ideal painting conditions include: dry surface, fresh air flow, 30-70% relative humidity, 55° to 85° F.
Clean surfaces of dirt, grease, mildew and oil. Surface should be completely dry before application.
Surfaces painted with oil-based as well as any glossy latex paint should be sanded to promote adhesion. Wet sanding is recommended to degloss the surface. Knot holes and water or rust stains should be spot primed before undercoating the entire surface. Always spot test for adhesion over prior coatings.
Stir well before use; then apply with brush, roller or air-less sprayer. Always wear painter’s mask when spraying. Thick application, high humidity or conditions other than normal will cause Safecoat to dry and
cure more slowly.
While this primer has a low odor when wet, it dissipates quickly as long as the temperature and humidity are normal, i.e. 50-80 degrees F and 30-65% relative humidity. Should the temperature be much
lower or the humidity much higher, the curing of this product could take much much longer. While it dries
to the touch quickly, full cure can take up to two weeks when conditions are other than normal.
NOTE: must dry 24 hours before applying top coats.
As with all coatings and sealers, keep the container tightly closed and out of the reach of children. Do not take internally. Always use adequate ventilation.
Clean tools and equipment while they are still wet with a warm soapy water solution. Any unused paint should be stored in air tight container for reuse.Or, add kitty litter to solidify in the can or roll out on a piece
of cardboard and leave to dry before disposing. Do not flush excess primer down the sink or toilet.
Physical Description: Low odor, mildly alkaline, white, Solubility in Water: Dilutable
VOC Material: 9 g/l
HAP’s (Hazardous Air Pollutants) zero
If you are chemically sensitive, always test for personal tolerance.


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