Order as many floor samples as you like and we'll ship all samples to you for free! You may then return them, within six months, and receive a refund for all returned samples. Please note: We do not reimburse for return shipping costs.
This product may not perform properly if applied below the required temperature. Please check installation instructions on our website.
Because this is a water-based product, it may freeze during shipping. For that reason we will not ship over a weekend if temperatures dip below 32 degrees F. If you want us to ship anyway, it will be at your own risk. Please call to arrange with a GBS eco-advisor. 800-405-0222
ECOS interior primer is non-toxic and zero VOC that's safe for everyone. It's a unique and sustainable architectural coating made specifically for new drywall/sheetrock walls or ceilings as well as bare hard plaster. It's made without solvents or hazardous chemicals, and it contains no biocides or fungicides. For wood or painted surfaces use Ecos Universal Primer.
Like all premium quality drywall primer, Ecos Interior Wall Primer is thick and rich, and it hides very well. It is so thick that it requires additional mixing before application. It applies with brush, roller or spray, leaving a beautiful smooth, even finish. One thing that makes Ecos unique is its coverage; one gallon covers 260-430 SF per coat.
Aside from coverage, Ecos colors are unequalled in brilliance because they use rich pigments from Europe, and there's no black in any formulation. Ecos also makes a variety of specialty paints for flooring, ceilings, trim and furniture, radiators, EMR (electromagnetic radiation) shielding and air purification.
ECOS has industry-leading test performance and accreditations:
The first North American paint manufacturer to complete the Health Product Declaration (HPD) — an open-standard format for accurate, reliable and transparent reporting of product contents for LEED v4 that requires third-party certification;
The only paint manufacturer with Declare Labels showing LBC Red List Free (a transparent ingredients labeling tool developed by the Living Building Challenge for manufacturers to fully disclose all intentionally added ingredients; Red List is a collection of worst-in-class building materials);
The only professional-grade paint and primer certified to ASTM D-4236 (non-toxic);
The only paint company with membership in the Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association (JPMA);
The only paint company approved by the national non-profit Healthy Child Healthy World.
See righthand margin for downloadable PDFs including MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet), HPD, Declare label, CDPH (Calif Dept. Pub. Health), ASTM D6886 (VOC test results) and application instructions.
Sample sizes (2 oz) are available for $9.95 including shipping. Swatch Decks are also available.
A safe primer that will seal new drywall without the toxic fumes. This product is very thick — so thick you may think something looks wrong — until you stir it. Once it's all blended, it goes on nicely and covers extremely well.
Features & benefits
High performance — superior hiding and sealing of new sheetrock or plaster
Non-toxic — zero VOC emissions in paint and pigments; no biocides, fungicides or solvents, ultra-low odor
Certified and accredited — Living Building Challenge Declaration status: Red List Free, Health Product Declaration (HPD) verified, CDPH 01350 compliant, DECLARE ID: IPA-1002, LEED V4, ASTM D-4236 specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects, ASTM D6886, Healthy Child, Healthy World approved
Easy application and cleanup — apply with brush, roller or spray; clean up with soap and water
Excellent coverage — one gallon covers 260-430 square feet depending upon porosity of substrate
Eco-friendly shipping — the containers and shipping boxes are both 100% post-consumer recycled and 100% recyclable
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Protect from frost/freezing.
Where to use:
Interior Walls & Ceilings - for priming and sealing dry, bare hard plaster and drywall prior
Stir thoroughly before use.
Ensure that the plaster is dry and dust free, non greasy, and clean.
Do not apply below 41°F (5°C).
Apply by brush, roller etc.
Spread so as to give an even, thin coverage.
Allow to dry thoroughly before painting.
WARNING: Older buildings may contain lead-based paint, which requires professional
remediation if it is disturbed. If in doubt, consult with a professional from a Lead-Safe
This is highly dependent on the conditions of use, but normal drying is in the range of 1 to
4 hours (depending on the porosity of the plaster, local ventilation, and temperature).
Depends on the porosity of the plaster but in most applications:
260-430 Sq Ft per Gallon (single coat)
Normally only one coat is needed.
Clean equipment with water.
Health & Safety:
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash off splashes with water. Keep out of reach of children.
Surface or Product Preperation
Recommended # of Coats
Appearance When Dry
Cleans Up With
Recycling or Disposal
Finish Contains Aluminum Oxide?
Floor Item Type
Janka Hardness Rating
Number of Plys
Range of Resistance
Risk in Dry Climates
Shade (1 Light) - (7 Dark)
Strips / Plank
Surface Treatment Color
Touch Up Kit
Can be indoor?
Can be outdoor?
Max Gallons Per Minute
Max BTU's / Hour
- BTU's / Hour
Multi Control Capabilities
Temperature Range (with remote)
Color Rendering Index (CRI)
Questions & Answers
Green Building Supplies:
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