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The Benefits of Using EMF Paint in Your Home or Office

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

As technology continues to advance, so does our exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation. This type of radiation is emitted by electronic devices and can potentially harm our health. One solution to reduce exposure is to use EMF paint, which can block or absorb the radiation. Learn more about the benefits of using EMF paint to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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What is EMF radiation?

Electromagnetic fields (EMF) radiation is a type of energy that is emitted by electronic devices such as cell phones, LED bulbs, laptops, electrical wiring, power lines, Wi-Fi routers, and many more. It is a byproduct of the energy used by all of these devices. These devices have only been around 130 years or so, and are quite different from natural, healthy radiation like sunlight or the earth's magnetic field.

the electromagnetic spectrum

How does EMF radiation affect our health?

EMF radiation is invisible and can potentially harm our health by disrupting our body's natural electromagnetic field. Some studies have linked EMF radiation to cancer, infertility, and neurological-degeneration. It's important to take steps to reduce our exposure to EMF radiation, and using EMF paint is one solution. See the BioInitiative Report, or for research on the various negative health affects of EMF exposure.

What is EMF paint and how does it work?

EMF paint is a special formulation of paint that is electrically conductive and can reflect or conduct electromagnetic radiation.  When applied to walls, ceilings, or other surfaces, the paint creates a barrier that prevents EMF radiation from passing through. This effect can help reduce the amount of EMF radiation in your home or office, which will improve your health and well-being.

It works very well against microwave radiation (5G, cell phones, Bluetooth, WiFi), as well as AC electric fields (electrical wiring and devices).

The paint will reflect microwave signals away.

When grounded to the electrical system, or a rod in the soil, it will remove or 'drain' radiated AC electric fields away.

My preferred brand listed below is low VOC and very safe to use in your home.

The paint is black in color, so for aesthetics and protection, it needs to be followed up with primer and color coats. Some popular paints can react poorly, so it is best to use a high-quality paint such as AFM Safecoat, which is engineered to be safe for those that are chemically sensitive.

cell tower
EMF Paint will block a cell tower from getting into your home

What are the benefits of using EMF paint in your home or office?

The benefits of using EMF paint in your home or office are numerous. Firstly, it can help reduce your exposure to harmful electromagnetic radiation, which has been linked to a range of health problems including cancer, infertility, and neurological disorders. Secondly, it can improve the overall quality of your indoor environment by reducing the amount of electromagnetic pollution. Finally, it can provide peace of mind knowing that you and your loved ones are protected from the potential harmful effects of EMF radiation.

How to tell where you should apply EMF paint

To correctly apply the paint, you first need to know what sources you are trying to block. A quality RF meter is required, and here is one that I like. Depending upon how many sources you find, and where they are, you may need to shield multiple areas of your room, either completely (all walls, ceilings, floors, windows, doors) or partially (just on the side facing the source of radiation. You'll also want to review this article that talks about how to identify 5G and 4G/LTE radiation from cell towers near you. It's also very important to limit the amount of wireless inside any room or area that is shielded with EMF paint. Otherwise, the shield will work against you and make your exposure worse! Here's a great article I wrote on how to do that.

How to apply EMF paint and where to purchase

Applying EMF paint is similar to applying regular paint. It can be applied to walls, ceilings, and other surfaces using a roller, brush or even sprayed. I've posted a comprehensive video on applying it correctly below.

The most important tip for a successful application

is to read the manufacturer's application instructions carefully.

Other application tips

  1. Mask off everything really well. ALL surfaces, air vents, light fixtures, electrical outlets and switches, windows and any areas not getting painted. Poly-backed tarps are best.

  2. Anyone in the paint area should have a respirator mask, plus eye protection and a tyvek suit.

  3. Mix the paint and grounding additive thoroughly until it is smoother than applesauce. This can take 5-10 minutes.

  4. Rolling and brushing the paint is recommended.

  5. If spraying, use a large bore nozzle, appropriate for latex.

  6. It’s best to immediately roll over the sprayed area.

  7. Allow paint to fully cure then test with multimeter per manufacturer recommendation.

My preferred brand is RF Eco-Paint from Safe Living Technologies. Make sure you also properly ground the paint, as described in the manufacturer's instructions. To do that, you'll need 1 bottle of grounding additive per gallon, and 1 grounding kit per room.

How to shield windows from EMF

The size of EMF waves for cell towers, and WiFi are very small, so windows and doors must be addressed as well. Here are two options to complete your shield by addressing windows

How much does it cost to shield from EMF?

It depends upon the square footage you are shielding. Here are the current general prices for materials only, and will help you estimate the cost for your project.

*Shielding paint is ~$120/gallon and covers ~340 square feet. You will need 1, and possibly 2 coats depending on how strong the source is you want to block, and how thick and even you apply the first coat. Then primer and color coats.

*Window shielding film is ~ $10/square foot

*Shielding fabric is ~$4.75 (8.2x1.0’)

Professional EMF Inspections in Portland and Seattle

If any of this information seems a bit much, I can help! My professional EMF inspection services are the best way to quickly identify where the EMF hot spots are in and outside of your house. I will also provide you with a remediation plan that will help you confidently address the issues to make your home healthier. I can even apply the paint and ground it properly for you. I've been doing this work since 2017 and have helped hundreds of people shield their home from EMF radiation.

Don't hesitate to reach out via email:

Or you can book a free discovery call at a convenient time here.

EMF Inspector Shane Reilly

All the best,



Optimal Dwelling Spaces LLC

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