AFM SafeChoice Carpet Seal

reduces the outgassing of harmful chemicals used in carpet backing
by AFM Safecoat

SafeChoice Carpet Seal is a unique sealer designed to prevent the outgassing of harmful chemicals used in carpet backing. These chemicals include known carcinogens as formaldehyde, toluene, benzene, xylene, and styrene. Carpet Seal is odor-free and, when properly applied, effectively blocks outgassing for up to five cleanings or one year. SafeChoice Carpet Seal sealer is designed to be used in conjunction with SafeChoice Carpet Shampoo (to clean) and SafeChoice Lock Out (to seal carpet fibers and repel dirt and stains). This three-part system cleans out and seals in the harmful chemicals found throughout a typical carpet.

Use On:

SafeChoice Carpet Seal is generally suitable for all synthetic carpets and rugs. Because of variations in materials and production processes used by different manufacturers, you should always spot test to insure compatibility with your carpet. Wool fibers generally do not react well to water-based products, so SafeChoice Carpet Seal is not recommended for wool.


  • Fights indoor air pollution by stopping the outgassing of toxic materials from carpet backing - the only product in the world so designed.

  • Especially important for professional maintenance people who maintain centrally-ventilated buildings where occupants are subject to the effects of all toxic discharges within the building, including those from carpet and building and maintenance products.

  • Odorless - pleasant for user and occupant.
  • Resists water-borne stains.
  • Safely used by and for the chemically sensitive.


Carpet should be vacuumed and cleaned before the application of Carpet Seal. Use not toxic, odorless SafeChoice Carpet Shampoo. Follow the technical data sheet for use. Immediately after shampooing apply SafeChoice Carpet Seal liberally but evenly (while the carpet is still damp) using a hand-held pump sprayer (similar to a garden-type sprayer). Do not oversaturate. SafeChoice Carpet Seal cannot be used on a dry carpet. Work SafeChoice Carpet Seal into the fibers with a rotary brush, polishing machine or clean garage broom, just enough to assure complete and uniform contact. UPON COMPLETION, CLOTH DRY FIBER TOPS TO PREVENT FORMATION OF WHITE FILM AS PRODUCT DRIES. Even coverage and wiping surface is essential. When SafeChoice Carpet Seal is to be applied to a carpet not just immediately cleaned before the application is sure to dampen the carpet with clear water using a hand-held pump sprayer. The drying and curing process may be accelerated by using conventional heating methods. Do not permit traffic on the carpet until dry to touch. Periodic carpet shampooing may be performed as required. After four or five cleanings or one year, re-application of SafeChoice Carpet Seal may be necessary to ensure outgassing containment.

Note: Before using the SafeChoice Carpet Guard the first time, test in small inconspicuous areas to confirm compatibility and colorfastness.


One gallon of SafeChoice Carpet Seal covers approximately 300 square feet for medium to tight weave carpet.


Rinse with clear water.

Drying/Curing Time:

In moderate temperatures and humidity four to six hours to the touch - total cure time twenty-four hours. Cool temperatures and/or high humidity may increase drying time.


Not recommended for wool or velour carpet. It is very important to cloth wipe the top of the carpet fiber after application to prevent the formation of the white film upon drying. Do not permit traffic on the carpet until dry to the touch. Always spot test carpet on inconspicuous locations for colorfastness and compatibility. When using carpet products it is advisable to put small squares of aluminum foil under furniture legs until carpet is thoroughly dry.


Country of Manufacture: United States