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AFM Safecoat Transitional Primer Reviews

Positive Reviews

snjfinances

Best primer ever.

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Pros: Everything

Cons: titanium dioxide smell, but that's the same with anything white

Goes on easy, dries quickly, cures perfectly, and makes a picture perfect painting surface.  Best primer I have ever used, and I'm glad to know it isn't killing me or my family!  

Negative Reviews

chemsensitive

If you'd rather avoid a strong, lingering odor, don't use it.

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Cons: Bothersome, strong, lingering odor, too many rules for application

I was under the impression that this primer would be low in odor; afterall, the website stated "naturally low in odor" but it's definitely not.  My plasterer got dizzy and developed a headache during application.  My husband thought the fumes were strong too.  You can only imagine how I reacted to it given that I'm chemically sensitive and pregnant.  It's been two weeks and despite us using fans, windows open, radiant heat and air purifiers to help cure and eliminate the odor; the odor is still lingering.  It's not fun when your nursery and your bedroom are malodorous.

More Reviews

DOFG

Best all-purpose primer I've ever used!

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Pros: Amazing adhesion...even to oil-based paint

Cons: Not easy to find. Why doesn't True Value or Ace carry it???

 I hate painting!  The preparation usually takes longer than the actual paint job and I find myself wondering why I didn't hire a pro.  That said, I always use one coat of primer and two coats of finish for every job, so I don't have to paint again for many years.  Normally, I use Kilz primer, which will stick to anything.  In the past year or two, I've been reading more about the health issues of using standard paint products, so I decided to try the AFM products, since they have the longest track record of making materials for those with serious immune system disorders.  Well, I was impressed!  Yes, it still has some odor to it.  But nothing compared to the standard stuff!  After it was...
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