Photo courtesy of AMF Safecoat
When I was asked by “ThisNext” to list my favorite green products, a lot of products started running through my head. There are a lot of great products out there, but I only wanted to provide ThisNext’s readers with ones that I had personally used. A couple of years ago, I built my house using a lot of green materials. At the time, I struggled to find acceptable low or nontoxic green products.
Today’s consumer has so many more choices than I did. So, I thought if I had to rebuild my house all over again, would I have used my top 10 choices? My answer is yes. I love these products and I know you will too. Please bear in mind that the list below is not ranked and is merely my ramblings of products that I like. As I mentioned in my prior post, What’s Next In Internet Green Shopping?, I will be explaining my top ten choices over the next weeks.
AMF Safecoat Products
AMF Safecoat product line is geared towards people who suffer from allergies and chemical sensitivities; so, you can imagine the quality of the formulation of these products. I highly recommend their products to anyone wishing to live a low toxic lifestyle. The Company makes paints, sealers, stains, cleaners, and many more products. I used many of their products such as their stains and sealers to name a few, but my favorite one has to be their New Wallboard Primer HPV. This primer is for new drywall.
The benefits of this primer are as follows: does not contain any formaldehyde, low odor, dries quickly, and solves finishing problems so your top coats of paint go on smoother. In addition, it seals in the off gassing of the drywall and drywall compound. After you are done priming, the wall looks like you painted it with white paint because the coverage is that good. It is very thick, so you can thin it based upon AMF’s instructions.
Just the other day I had to use this primer. My sliding doors were being replaced. They are adjacent to fixed panels, where the wood pieces between the overlap of the sliding doors and fixed panels were never painted. Off came the doors, and I had very little time to paint the exposed wood before the workers had to install the new doors. I put the primer on, and it quickly dried.
Unfortunately, I did not have time to put on a coat of white paint on top of the primer. Honestly, you would never know that the wood was painted with only primer (except if you are a painter…) Next: Environ Biocomposite Countertops
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