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Wood Stains & Sealers

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AFM SafeCoat, Safe Seal

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Sealer for toxic off-gassing of porous surfaces

Safe Seal is particularly effective at sealing in formaldehyde from processed wood such as plywood, particle board and pressed wood. Safe Seal will not block emissions of organic odors like smoke or pet smells. It's a water-based, low-gloss sealer for highly porous surfaces - mainly on surfaces that are behind the scenes, i.e. not seen or touched.

It is not designed as a topical sealer because AFM makes other sealers for that purpose. For furniture and other touchable surfaces use AFM Safecoat Hard Seal orAFM Acrylac. For flooring, or areas with high abrasion use AFM Polyureseal BP.

NOTE: this not a finish sealer - refer to AFM HardSeal, AFM Acrylac or AFM Polyureal BP. Safeseal does NOT create a hard finish but is slightly rubbery and therefore not useful as a finish.

Safe Seal was AFM Safecoat's flagship product that started the company in the mid 70's. It is one of their best selling products because it works quickly to reduce VOC emissions, usually in one application. If the odor is particularly strong, two coats may be needed. This product can be sprayed with a garden type pump sprayer, brush or roller.

If you have questions or doubts, please call us at 800-405-0222

Why we like it

It's the best and least expensive defense against toxic off-gassing. Works immediately!

Features & benefits

  • Improves indoor air quality — Blocks VOC emissions in porous surfaces only
  • Improves adhesion and bonding power — strengthens adhesives and coatings applied to treated surfaces
  • Low-odor — completely odorless once cured
  • Non-toxic, eco-friendly — water-based, low-gloss penetrating sealer, contains no formaldehyde
  • Safe — for everyone, including the chemically sensitive; learn how to test a non-toxic product for tolerance

Alert: May require two coats depending upon off-gassing and one's sensitivity

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This item description was written by Joel Hirshberg

Specs

Warranty
Warranties
Residential Finish Wear
Residential Structural
Commercial Finish Wear
Commercial Structural
Certifications
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) 
FSC Content
FSC Chain-of-Custody #
LEED® Qualifications 
LEED® Regional Materials Zip Code
CertificationsMeets or exceeds California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements, SCS Gold
Basics
Interior or ExteriorInterior
Use On MaterialChipboard, Concrete, MDF, Medex, plaster, Sheetrock, surfaces - porous, Wood: Oriented Strand Board (OSB), Wood: Plywood
Use On
LocationAll Rooms
Eco-replacement forSealers
Chemically-sensitive safeYes learn how to test a non-toxic product for tolerance
Test before useYes, test on inconspicuous area
Dimensions
Coverage (1 Coat)1-Quart = 88 SF
1-Gallon = 350 SF
Coverage2
Square Feet / Box Square Feet
Thickness or Height"
Thicknessmm
Veneer Cut Thickness
Length"
Lengthmm
Width"
Widthmm
Boxes / Pallet Boxes
Square Feet / Pallet Square Feet
Boards / Box Boards
Pieces / Box Pieces
Weight / Box Pounds
Features
Minimum Order
Old Name
Origin
Recycled Content
Shelf Life 
Use With These Prodcuts
Number of Colors Colors
Carpet Pattern
Coordinating Border
Critical Radiant Flux
Extractable Matter
Face or Pile Weight
Fiber
General Flammability
Surface Flammability
GSA Classification
Line
Machine Guage
Moth Resistance
Pattern Repeat
Pile Height (High)
Pile Height (Low)
Primary Backing
Resistance to Insect Pests
Roll Length '
Secondary Backing
Smoke Density
Static
Stitches Per Inch
Surface Texture, Construction, Style
Total Height
Total Weight
Traffic Rating
Tufts per Sq. In. Tufts / Sq In
Yarn Construction
Bundles per Pallet Bundles
Bundles per Square 6" Exposure Bundles
Bundles per Square 7" Exposure Bundles
Bundles per Square 7-1/2" Exposure Bundles
Bundles per Square 8" Exposure Bundles
Pounds per Bundle Pounds
Pounds per Pallet Pounds
Pounds per Roll Pounds
Pounds per Square Pounds
Pounds per Square 6" Exposure Pounds
Pounds per Square 7" Exposure Pounds
Pounds per Square 7-1/2" Exposure Pounds
Pounds per Square 8" Exposure Pounds
Lin Feet per Bundle Lin Feet
Lin Feet per Pallet Lin Feet
Rolls per Pallet Rolls
Squares per Roll Squares
Tiles per bundle Tiles
Tiles per Lin Foot Tiles
Finish Type 
BaseWater-based
Ingredientsdownload Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
VOC Content12 grams/liter Grams/Liter
Use On Material - ConditionChipboard, Concrete, MDF, Medex, plaster, Sheetrock, surfaces - porous, Wood: Oriented Strand Board (OSB), Wood: Plywood
Application Methodbrush, roller, spray
Application Temperature RangeWarmer than 55°F
Application Instructionssee pdf
Surface or Product PreperationSurface should be clean, dry and free of oil and wax
Recommended # of Coats1 to 3
Re-coat After4 hours
Drying Timedries in 1 hour
Appearance When Dryslighly milky
Cleans Up Withneutral cleaners
StorageStore in cool dry place out of sunlight
Recycling or DisposalDispose of excess product in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations, Do not throw out container unless completely empty. Pour contents onto dry cardboard and let thoroughly dry outdoors. May also be absorbed with cat litter, sand or other dry materials
Adhesive
Bamboo Construction 
Bathroom Installation
Color Change
Construction 
Construction Description
Durability 
Edge 
Finish
Finish Sheen 
Floor Item Type
Floor Pattern
Floor Type 
Grade Installation 
Grading 
Installation
Janka Hardness Rating
Joint System
Knots 
Material 
Number of Plys  -Plys
Composition
Radiant Heat 
Range of Resistance
Risk in Dry Climates 
Style 
Shade (1 Light) - (7 Dark) 
Strips / Plank  -Strips/Plank
Surface Texture 
Surface Treatment 
Surface Treatment Color
Tile Application 
Touch Up Kit
Can be indoor?
Can be outdoor?
Direct Vent?
Easy-Linkable?
Energy Factor
Max Gallons Per Minute - GPM
Max BTU's / Hour - BTU's / Hour
Multi Control Capabilities
Temperature Range (with remote)
Life Hrs
Input Wattage W
Delivered Lumens lm
Efficacy lm/W
Color Temperature K
Color Rendering Index (CRI)
Equivalent Wattage W
Energy Savings
Additional Information
Accessories
ItemOptionsPricingQty
Accessory
Polyureseal BP

AFM SafeCoat, Polyureseal BP

High quality, high solids, non-toxic water-based polyurethane without the harmful odors.
  
  
  
  
  
$36.90 – $465.40
 
Accessory
Aqua Resin Floor Finish, Clear

Bioshield, Aqua Resin Floor Finish, Clear

Clear, transparent, ultra-low odor, water-based polyurethane finish for interior wood floors and furniture
  
  
  
  
$35.00 – $254.00
 
Accessory
Aqua Resin Stain Finish

Bioshield, Aqua Resin Stain Finish

Zero VOC, water-based, solvent-free wood stain for interior and exterior applications
  
  
  
  
  
$40.00 – $120.00
 
Accessory
MexeSeal

AFM SafeCoat, MexeSeal

Non-toxic, ultra low-odor, satin or medium-gloss clear sealer for interior terra cotta, stone tile and masonry surfaces
  
  
  
  
  
$54.90 – $274.40
 
Accessory
Sealer's Choice Gold, Rapid Cure Formula

Aqua Mix, Sealer's Choice Gold, Rapid Cure Formula

Non-toxic, long-lasting penetrating sealer for all natural stone, ceramic tile and grout
  
  
  
  
$37.50 – $779.83
 
Accessory
Grout Sealer, 1-Quart

AFM SafeCoat, Grout Sealer, 1-Quart

Non-toxic penetrating sealer for grout
  
  
  
$15.90
 
Accessory
GBS Penetrating Gloss Sealer

Green Building Supply, Penetrating Gloss Sealer

Low-gloss, non-toxic, permanent, penetrating sealer for concrete, masonry, stucco or brick
  
  
  
  
$55.60 – $2,653.20
 
Accessory
Polyureseal BP

AFM SafeCoat, Polyureseal BP

High quality, high solids, non-toxic water-based polyurethane without the harmful odors.
$36.90 – $465.40
 
Main Item
Acrylacq

AFM SafeCoat, Acrylacq

Non-toxic lacquer replacement for wood, metal and plastic
  
  
  
  
  
$31.90 – $390.40
 
Main Item
WaterShield

AFM SafeCoat, WaterShield

Clear, water-repelling sealer that resists oils, grease and similar liquids
  
  
  
  
$45.90 – $234.40
 
Accessory
Naturals Clear Penetrating Oil

AFM SafeCoat, Naturals Clear Penetrating Oil

Organic, oil-based, food-grade sealer for wood
  
  
  
  
$31.90 – $395.40
 
Accessory
Naturals Oil Wax Finish

AFM SafeCoat, Naturals Oil Wax Finish

Durable, non-toxic, oil and wax sealer for wood surfaces
  
  
  
  
$33.90 – $415.40
 
Accessory
Wax Finish

Bioshield, Wax Finish

Highly durable carnauba wax for a healthy shine that lasts longer
  
  
  
  
$19.50 – $72.00
 
Accessory
DynoSeal

AFM SafeCoat, DynoSeal

Low-odor, all-weather, waterproof, vapor-proof coating and sealer that remains flexible for years
  
  
  
  
$69.90 – $348.40
 
Main Item
Hard Seal

AFM SafeCoat, Hard Seal

Non-toxic, clear, gloss sealer that adds mar-resistance and stops toxic off-gassing of previously coated or uncoated surfaces
  
  
  
  
$19.90 – $249.40
 
Main Item
PolyWhey Exterior, Penetrating Stain

Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey, Exterior, Penetrating Stain

Stain and waterproof in one step with this exterior non-toxic product
  
  
  
  
  
$18.00 – $276.75
 
Main Item
Velvit CDF Cabin & Deck Finish

Velvit Products, Velvit Oil Cabin & Deck Finish

Low VOC, oil-based, penetrating sealer for all wood exteriors in 8 colors with a very long-lasting finish
DISCONTINUED
 
Main Item
DeckRevive

Gulf Synthetics DeckRevive

Do-It-Yourself, non-toxic, durable, non-skid protective coating for wood surfaces
  
  
  
  
$65.00 – $229.00
 
Main Item
ConcreteRevive

Gulf Synthetics ConcreteRevive

DIY, non-toxic, durable, non-skid protective coating for concrete and masonry surfaces
  
  
  
  
$65.00 – $235.00
 
Accessory
MexeSeal

AFM SafeCoat, MexeSeal

Non-toxic, ultra low-odor, satin or medium-gloss clear sealer for interior terra cotta, stone tile and masonry surfaces
$54.90 – $274.40
 

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