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I am trying to put together a materials list for the repaint of a chemically sensitive home. Coming up short on caulk options. Only thing I've found so far that seems to fit the bill is Safecoat Caulk:

http://www.afmsafecoat.com/downloads/idtsmf7130 Multi-Purpose Caulk product data sheet.pdf

Anyone have any experience with it? Anyone have a better option?

Caulk will be used with:

BM Natura Zero-VOC Primer
Crawford's Light Bodied Vinyl Spackling Paste
Crawford's Natural Blend Painter's Putty
BM Natura Zero-VOC and Zero Emissions Paint
 

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SherMAX??
Thanks, I've only ever used SW 950A and Powerhouse.

Found this on SherMAX TDS, which looks promising:

Performance Specification for GreenSure Branding:
Product has been tested to meet ASTM Specification C920 (C719 testing for cyclic movement ensures airtight, flexible seal). Product has been formulated to be virtually VOC-free (under 1⁄2 of 1% of VOC content), exceeding the most stringent VOC regulations relating to the caulking industry. Product packaging contains at least 25% post-consumer-recycled content.


But if I am reading the MSDS correctly, it looks as though it is not exempt from CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65:

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Do you think I am reading that right?

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/document/MSDS/en/035777013601/
 

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Thanks, I've only ever used SW 950A and Powerhouse.

Found this on SherMAX TDS, which looks promising:

Performance Specification for GreenSure Branding:
Product has been tested to meet ASTM Specification C920 (C719 testing for cyclic movement ensures airtight, flexible seal). Product has been formulated to be virtually VOC-free (under 1⁄2 of 1% of VOC content), exceeding the most stringent VOC regulations relating to the caulking industry. Product packaging contains at least 25% post-consumer-recycled content.


But if I am reading the MSDS correctly, it looks as though it is not exempt from CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65:

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Do you think I am reading that right?

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/document/MSDS/en/035777013601/
Yes. If used in the state of California... birth defects, reproductive harm and retarded U.S. Presidents will result. But you are in Illinois, so you should be okay.



Wait a minute............Illinois.......Chicago? :eek:
 

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Yes. If used in the state of California... birth defects, reproductive harm and retarded U.S. Presidents will result. But you are in Illinois, so you should be okay.

Wait a minute............Illinois.......Chicago? :eek:

Yes, yes. Our hometown hero Ronald Reagan, born in Illinois and governed California before becoming U.S. President.

But back on topic.

I remember CApainter posting before about how much direct skin contact us painters have with caulk, and yet all the health protections we seem to focus on involve respiration.

I think non-toxic caulk options are worth investigating and discussing.
 

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Thanks, I've only ever used SW 950A and Powerhouse.

Found this on SherMAX TDS, which looks promising:

Performance Specification for GreenSure Branding:
Product has been tested to meet ASTM Specification C920 (C719 testing for cyclic movement ensures airtight, flexible seal). Product has been formulated to be virtually VOC-free (under 1⁄2 of 1% of VOC content), exceeding the most stringent VOC regulations relating to the caulking industry. Product packaging contains at least 25% post-consumer-recycled content.


But if I am reading the MSDS correctly, it looks as though it is not exempt from CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65:

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Do you think I am reading that right?

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/document/MSDS/en/035777013601/
Dude, water isn't exempt from prop 65.

But reading everything else I would say that this is probably your only option, and if your customer expects anything better they should make it themselves. There just aren't any options as far as I know.
 
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Yes, yes. Our hometown hero Ronald Reagan, born in Illinois and governed California before becoming U.S. President.

But back on topic.

I remember CApainter posting before about how much direct skin contact us painters have with caulk, and yet all the health protections we seem to focus on involve respiration.

I think non-toxic caulk options are worth investigating and discussing.
You're right. I almost always don a full face repirator when engaging in...Oh, wait a minute, this is about caulk...never mind.
 

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Thanks, I've only ever used SW 950A and Powerhouse.

Found this on SherMAX TDS, which looks promising:

Performance Specification for GreenSure Branding:
Product has been tested to meet ASTM Specification C920 (C719 testing for cyclic movement ensures airtight, flexible seal). Product has been formulated to be virtually VOC-free (under 1⁄2 of 1% of VOC content), exceeding the most stringent VOC regulations relating to the caulking industry. Product packaging contains at least 25% post-consumer-recycled content.

But if I am reading the MSDS correctly, it looks as though it is not exempt from CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65:

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Do you think I am reading that right?

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/document/MSDS/en/035777013601/
California has some retarded laws.

Drinking Fiji water probably gives you cancer too.
 
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