Established in San Diego, California in 1983, AFM is the leading provider of environmentally responsible, sustainable and non-polluting paints, stains, wood finishes, sealers and related green building products.
Their mission is "helping people live healthier lives through safer building products. To continually develop superior quality paint and building solutions with low or no toxicity."
AFM grew out of its relationship with the medical industry. The 'Safecoat' line of products were developed in consultation with environmental medicine physicians and their patients, so as not to irritate or be a problem for people with allergies or chemical sensitivities, and not to cause indoor air quality problems through the phenomenon of "off-gassing".
It all started with Safe Seal, a clear coating designed to create a membrane over building products that off-gas. Due to it its success, AFM began to develop additional products with the same health & performance goals.
Even today, doctors will write prescriptions for AFM products to their allergy and chemically sensitive patients, and AFM is well known to physicians who practice environmental medicine.