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Primers Learn


An excellent bonding layer
for our paints
"Transparency is the main ethos of ECOS Paints"

Healthier Living Starts At Home

For 35 years, we’ve helped our customers create healthier living environments with our premium quality, eco-friendly range of products. We’re happy to let you know what’s in every can so you can feel good about bringing ECOS into your home or workspace.

Better Primers, by Design

Our water-based, eco-friendly primers feature a unique formula created without the harsh chemicals found in conventional primers that often cause headaches, nausea, and worse. Using eco-friendly, sustainable ingredients and a proprietary mixing process, our primers are applied just like any conventional primer, using a brush, roller, or sprayer.

Using Primers

Primers are recommended in many situations - they can help you prepare a bare or rough surface or help to modify a color. A good primer is the start of a great finish. Generally you can use a white primer, but if you’re painting a room in a darker color we recommend using a tinted primer instead.

The Proof is in the Paint


Conforms to ASTM-D4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects.


Conforms to CDPH 01350 (VOC emissions test taken at 11, 12, & 14 days for classroom and office use).


It all starts with water - it's the main ingredient in every ECOS paint, primer, stain, varnish, and specialty product.

Polyurethane can cause headaches, nausea and respiratory issues. Conforms to ASTM E544 & ASTM MNL13.

We share ingredient lists for our products to help you make an informed buying decision.

Our paints cover up to 560 sq. ft. per gallon - that's up to 1.5x more than conventional products.

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