AFM Safecoat Acrylacq Gloss Finish – Very Low VOC





Safecoat Acrylacq Very Low VOC Hard Clear Lacquer Finish

Safecoat Acrylacq Lacquer Finish is a clear, hard and durable high gloss, water-based replacement for high solvent content lacquer. Its very low odor and very low VOC content has allowed it to be used even in the homes of the chemically sensitive. Safecoat Acrylacq seals in outgassing from the substrate and has superior resistance to stains, marring and fingerprint marks. Also available in satin.


Unfinished (or properly prepared and sanded, previously finished) wooden surfaces such as wood cabinetry and doors, paneling, furniture and wood railings, as well as some vinyl and other plastic surfaces (always test for compatibility with surface).

Safecoat Acrylacq Hard Clear Lacquer Benefits

  • High solids, more film build, better flow and higher luster.
  • Comparable to conventional lacquers in performance without toxicity.
  • Safely used by and for the chemically sensitive.
  • Fights indoor air pollution, seals in offgassing.
  • Very Low-VOC content.
  • Meets or exceeds all Federal and State air quality regulations, including California.
  • Contains no formaldehyde.


  • Gloss.
  • (also available in Satin).


  • 1 quart.
  • 1 gallon.
  • 5 gallon.



One gallon of Safecoat Acrylacq covers approximately 350 square feet in one coat depending on method of application and surface porosity.

Surface Preparation

All surfaces must be clean and free from dirt, dust, grease, wax, oil, silicone, tsp/soap, mill scale, oxidation, loose peeling paint or varnist, or any foreign matter/contaminants. Apply test patches before undertaking large areas to assure good adhesion and lack of surface contamination. Wood staining should be completed before applying finish coats. Sand wood with the grain only. When surfaces have been sanded, dust and vacuum thoroughly to remove debris and then use a damp rag to remove dust before applying finish coats. (Note: tac rags may leave residue that can interfere with flow and adhesion causing surface defects.) Wood surface may be dampened to raise grain, sanded, and then wiped free of dust before applying stain or finish. Moisture content of wood should be below 12% for best results. To achieve a satin finish on wood, apply multiple thin coats of Safecoat Acrylacq Gloss until the surface is completely sealed, followed by one final coat of Acrylacq Satin.


Always have adequate ventilation. Intermix (boxing) all containers of the same sheen to ensure gloss uniformity before applying. Before using, mix coating thoroughly by gently stirring or rolling container to avoid air bubbles. Be sure to stir product thoroughly every 20 minutes during application. Do not shake container. Pour material to be used into another container before applying coating to avoid contaminating main container. Then apply as is, using a quality nylon brush, pad applicator, or unheated spray applicator. Apply liberal coats, keeping a good wet edge and avoid overbrushing. In most cases, a minimum of 3 coats is required, depending on the surface. When spraying, use .015 tip or smaller. Apply thin, even coats when spraying rather than heavy coats which tend to sag. If spray pattern begins to dryspray, reduce air pressure and increase material flow to surface. Use aluminum oxide or silicon carbide sandpaper to sand between coats. Use a damp, dust free rag after sanding to remove dust particles. For best results, this product should not be reduced. Use only during low or moderate humidity conditions. Applying product over lightly dampened surfaces can assist in controlling the dry time and obtaining smoother finishes. Safecoast Acrylacq can be buffed or rubbed out after 1-2 days of cure (although best results allow to cure up to 7 days). Take care to avoid generating excessive heat when buffing. Note: these instructions are intended to be general only and not exhaustive. The applicator should determine which preparation and techniques are best suited to the specific surface.

Cure/Hard Time

Under normal conditions, Safecoat Acrylacq dies to touch in one hour, is sandable after 2-4 hours, and re-coatable after 4-8 hours. The product will continue to cure and become harder over time. Normal conditions include a dry surface, access to fresh airflow, moderate humidity and temperatures around 70 degrees F. Thick application, high humidity or conditions other than normal will cause Safecoat Acrylacq to dry and cure more slowly.

Clean Up

Clean tools and equipment while still wet with a solution of SafeChoice Super Clean and warm water.

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Weight 0.9 lbs

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