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ECOS Zero-VOC Primers

An excellent bonding layer for ECOS Paints.

ECOS Zero-VOC Primers

  • Select the “Learn More” button above to be taken to the correct page on our brand partner’s website to complete your purchase. 

  • Water-based, zero-VOC primer

  • Ingredient transparency

  • Created without harsh chemicals

  • Available in two colors and three sizes



ECOS primers are available for every need. Six options: Wall Primer, Universal Primer, Air Purifying Primer, Masonry Primer, Wood Primer and Stain Blocking Primer. Their primers are very effective at covering difficult stains. As with all ECOS paints and other products, these primers are water based, odorless, non-toxic, and VOC-free.


Sizes offered: Quart, Gallon and Five Gallon containers.

Available in White and Grey.

Preparation Surfaces: should be clean, dry, sound, and free from dirt, dust, grease, and loose or flaking material. Clean stubborn areas with mild detergent. Rinse and dry thoroughly before painting. Soft or crumbly substrates should be pre-treated.

Application and Clean Up: Under most conditions thinning is not necessary. Stir gently before and during use. Intermix if using multiple containers to ensure color uniformity. Generally only requires one coat. Sand lightly between coats as this product may raise the grain of the wood. Normally dries to the touch in one hour. Allow four hours before sanding or painting. Can be applied using a good quality synthetic brush; or rolled using a shed resistant 1/4"-3/8" roller cover. Avoid applying below 50oF.

Exchanges & Refunds:

All products are made to order. As such, orders cannot be canceled once produced and they cannot accept product that is returned. If you are dissatisfied with your order in any way, please contact ECOS. Shipping charges are non-refundable.

Damage: Any product that arrives visibly damaged should be refused at the time of delivery. Please contact customer service immediately, so that a replacement product can be arranged.

Exchanges: All sales are final upon receipt of order, unless otherwise specified. Therefore, ECOS cannot process exchanges for ECOS Paints orders.

How did we curate this product?

While there’s no universal standard for sustainable manufacturing, Living Deep is committed to supporting brands, makers and manufacturers that are on a ‘deep green’ path, making progress towards positive environmental and social benefit. As we consider how this product impacts our health and the health of all species, you can learn more about how we evaluate products, or keep reading below for our curation of this specific product...

Where does the product come from?

All ECOS products are made to order at their manufacturing facility in South Carolina.

What is it made of?

ECOS' water-based products were uniquely formulated without the harsh chemicals found in conventional paints that often cause headaches, nausea, and worse. Using a unique technology combining sustainable ingredients and a proprietary mixing process, their products deliver best-in-class appearance and enhanced durability - with no harsh fumes or odors. ECOS publishes a full list of the ingredients for every product they make. Since the ingredients vary by product, find specific ingredient listings by selecting the LEARN MORE button above.

Where does it go at the end of its life?

End of life for ECOS products is tied to the substrate onto which the product is applied. Unapplied paint should be disposed of in accordance with local laws. Please check for any recycling options that may be available in your area . ECOS products are not biodegradable.

COMPANY statement

Over 35 years ago, the pioneers at ECOS set out to revolutionize an industry. This was long before the paint industry started to talk about VOCs, but well after the time when concerned consumers knew about the issues chemical pollution cause. The task was to create a product that didn’t contain the chemicals that give people headaches, nausea, and worse. ECOS wanted to make a clean product that people with chemical sensitivities could use, and one that anyone who wants to protect their families and friends from harm could feel good about.

They developed their unique formulations from scratch, and not just by tweaking a conventional product to turn it “green” by diluting or substituting harmful ingredients to get an ambiguous environmental certification. They developed a whole new pigmenting system that provides wonderful color, without the harsh chemicals and VOCs found in regular tints. But, they also had our sights set on performance. They wanted to engineer a product that was easy to apply, would cover better than traditional products, and was extremely durable – resilient enough to use to paint floors and even lane markings in parking garages. After more than six years of testing in climates as diverse as Arizona, Utah, Maine, and Florida, the ECOS collection was ready to bring to market.

Today, ECOS products are manufactured in Spartanburg, South Carolina and sold throughout North America and around the world – in Asia, Europe, and Australia. Companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft use their products, as do iconic institutions like the Louvre, Westminster Abbey, and the Getty Museum. But most of all, their thousands of customers continue to be individuals and families who are simply taking care of themselves and their environment.


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