SafeGuard Construction Control


Ceramic, Non-VOC acrylic-based plus a marine-grade antimicrobial system for mold and moisture resistance. SafeGuard is semi-transparent and breathable mold and moisture resistant coating for the protection of structural materials both during new construction or after remediation in existing construction. For interior use only.

Available in 5 Gallon Pails

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Between the lumber yard and dry-in, new construction needs the protection of Safeguard. The ceramic base in SafeGuard makes it semi-transparent while the VOC acrylic adhesion system keeps thee coating breathable. Add to that the marine-grade EPA-registered antimicrobial that was originally formulated for the hulls of ships to prevent fouling, and you have a mold and moisture resistant coating for the protection of structural materials both during new and existing construction that's second to none. For interior use only.

Let us help you build a branded-program with builders in your area that provides them with peace-of-mind, a new profit center and a point of difference. Email us at Support@EnviroguardDirect.com to begin collaborating today.

*Treated Articles Exemption - This product contains an EPA registered antimicrobial to protect the coating from non-public health fungi and odor causing bacteria. No public health claims are being made.


  • Breathable to prevent dry or wet rot conditions
  • Applies and dries to a semi-transparent finish for quality control
  • Acts as a moisture barrier to prevent moisture content increases
  • Forms a tough, resistant barrier to moisture and contaminants
  • Tintable, Water-based and non-flammable


SafeGuard is used to protect most structural construction materials including treated and untreated lumber, plywood, OSB, particle board, cement board, wallboard, composite construction materials and metals. Probable areas of use are structural surfaces within the building envelope including warm-side sheathing, trusses, framing, joists, plates, pillars, posts, beams, gypsum board and backer board.


Consult SDS for details

Coverage Rate

For warranted best results, apply at 160 ft2 per gallon (800 ft2 per pail = 10 wet mils) based upon location, surface texture, porosity, age and application method. Does not include loss from over-spray or over-use.

Shelf Life & Storage

24 months

Use and Instructions


All structural surfaces in soon-to-be conditioned areas (i.e. structural framing) and for post-remediation specifications


SafeGuard is formulated as a ready-to-
use coating and should not be diluted. It can be applied with a brush, roller or airless sprayer to obtain an even finish. Do not apply past the point of run-off. A cross-hatching technique is the best way to ensure sufficient wet/dry film thickness and complete coverage. Consult the Enviroguard New Construction Warranty and Enviroguard Existing Construction Warranty documents for details.

Your Problems

SafeGuard was designed with the building envelope in mind in order to solve specific new and existing construction moisture problems.

During the first 6-9 months of a construction project, structural materials like wood, OSB and concrete are exposed to the elements, inviting high moisture content and mold. Mold formation can lead to delays and extra remedial costs that strain budgets and expected profits. In addition, wind driven rain and natural disasters can drive large amounts of moisture into and through the building envelope to the point of substantial loss. In either case, elevated structural moisture content can ultimately result in mold growth and structural damage. These issues can lead to poor indoor air quality and other liabilities.

Our Solutions

Seals Tenaciously

SafeGuard is a fast drying, semi-transparent protective coating. It's powerful adhesion comes from the industry's highest rated and tested resin system which "bites and locks" into structural surfaces for superior, and long-lasting protection.

Double the Product

Other leading coatings typically require 20 wet mils (80 square feet per gallon) to achieve warranted coverage. Due to SafeGuard's proprietary resin and antimicrobial systems, warranted coverage is achieved at only 10 wet mils (160 square feet per gallon). Double the coverage means half the product, in half the time.

Dual Visibility

The benefit of a semi-transparent protective coating is that you can see the clean surface underneath while also seeing the protective barrier from SafeGuard on all of the structural surfaces.

Uncompromised Moisture Resistance

Due to SafeGuard's superior resin system, it acts as a permanent barrier on surfaces to prevent moisture content increases inside the building envelope. This durable acrylic polymer and ceramic technology provides a long service life that is covered by a 10-15 year existing or new construction warranty. Whether managing moisture during a new build, after a remediation job or managing long term wall cavity dew point / condensation issues, SafeGuard performs.

Award Winning Protection

In 1996, our antimicrobial won the 1996 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for Designing Safer Chemistries. It's leach resistance ensures a long service life. It's non-persistence in the environment prevents pollution and liability.

Uni-Directional Breathability

SafeGuard is breathable to prevent against locking in moisture which could lead to wet or dry rot conditions. This works by allowing water vapor to escape from structural surfaces while preventing absorption from the environment.

Versatility for all projects

Within the building envelope, SafeGuard was engineered to seal and protect both new and existing structural surfaces.

Unmatched Warranty

At nearly half the wet mil thickness of other industry leaders, SafeGuard offers a 10-year limited warranty on existing construction and a 15-year limited warranty on new construction against mold formation on the coating.

Technical Documents

SafeGuard SDS

SafeGuard TDS

Safeguard Container Label


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