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Our Fire Paints can provide up to a one hour Fire Rating, but this type of protection is more often expressed as a 30 Minute or 60 Minute Fire Rating. Do not confuse this type of fire penetration rating with Class 1 or 0, which refer to surface spread of flame only.

30 Minute and 60 Minute Fire Paints are easy to apply by brush or spray, have no smell and are available in a wide choice of Colours at no extra cost.

Price Match Guarantee - we will not be beaten on price. Call 01626 331351 for instant Quote.

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Q. What do the terms 'One Hour' and 'Half Hour' Fire Resistance mean?

A. That a Fire Coating will stop fire penetrating through a flammable material (like wood paneling or a wooden door) for 30 or 60 minutes, or that the paint will protect a non- flammable material (like steel, or iron) for the same period, by preventing the heat from twisting and distorting the metal.

We can save you money and time by giving you the simple, straightforward rules for fire painting or fire varnishing surfaces to make them 60 minute, or 30 minute fire resistant.

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MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED FOR HALF HOUR EXAMPLE - QUICK SPECIFICATION SECTION - read more below, if this section does not describe your problem exactly.

Colour Chart Click Here.


VARNISH - CLEAR FINISH - door upgrades

The most Frequent Request is for a 20 or 30 Minute Fire Door Upgrade - clear Varnish Finish

Apply 3 Coats of Intumescent Varnish followed by 2 coats of Flame Varnish - Matt or Satin Finish - supplied in 20 square metre per coat packs

Calculate your needs - coating each door on one side only, for indoor use, for a 35mm thick door with 10mm thick panels, allow an average of 1.5 square metres area per door, including edges.

Order - Intumescent Fire Varnish, Flame Varnish Finish, plus choose a Door Essentials Kit

Important - we will only supply Fire Paint or Fire Varnish for Door Upgrades if you have received our Door Upgrade Specification (free of charge - call 01626 331351) and then completed our Door Upgrade Building Inspector Permission Form. This is to avoid the risk that your Building Inspector may refuse the upgrade, which could cost you a lot of wasted time and money.

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If you decide to buy directly from our Fire Paint Shop we will contact you to obtain the information required to create a Specification and provide you with a Building Inspector Permission Form.


PAINT - COLOUR FINISH - door upgrades

The most Frequent Request is for a 20 or 30 Minute Fire Door Upgrade - in your colour choice of Paint Finish.

Choose your Colours - Colour Chart Click Here.

Apply 3 Coats of Intumescent Base Paint followed by 2 coats of Flame Paint - Matt, Gloss or Eggshell - one 2.5kg pack of Intumescent Base will cover at least 2 door sides for 3 coats and one 2.5 litre pack of Flame Paint finish will cover 8 door sides for 2 coats.

Calculate your needs - coating each door on one side only, for indoor use, for a 35mm thick door with 10mm thick panels, allow an average of 1.5 square metres area per door, including edges.

Order - Intumescent Timber Paint 2.5kg and Flame Paint Finish, plus choose a Door Essentials Kit

Important - we will only supply Fire Paint or Fire Varnish for Door Upgrades if you have received our Door Upgrade Specification (free of charge - call 01626 331351) and then completed our Door Upgrade Building Inspector Permission Form. This is to avoid the risk that your Building Inspector may refuse the upgrade, which could cost you a lot of wasted time and money.

Click here to look at the product, check prices and Order in our Fire Paint Shop

If you decide to buy directly from our Fire Paint Shop we will contact you to obtain the information required to create a Specification and provide you with a Building Inspector Permission Form.


Benefits: intumescent paints and water based top coats

* water based

* no smell

* no solvents

* thin coats

* no vapour


What to Buy for 30 minute fire resistance: click USES to determine the number of coats or call us on 01626 331351.

For a clear or colour finish:

PRS Intumescent Varnish or Paint - apply 3 coats, or according to the Fire Standard required by your Building Inspector.

PRS Flame Varnish or Paint Finish - apply 2 coats, according to durability - indoors/outdoors, high/low wear finish required.


Typical Coverage of fire paints: click SHOP to see the details

For a colour finish: RAL Colour Chart Click Here.

PRS Intumescent Paint - 7 square metres per litre, 13 square metres per 2.5kg (1.9 litre) pack.

PRS Flame Paint Finish - 10 square metres per litre, 25 square metres per 2.5 litre pack.


Fire Paint Prices, Discounts and Delivery: call 01626 331351 for full details

Prices - some prices are lower than given above when purchased in larger pack sizes, see SHOP to see the details

Discounts and Trade Sales - call us for details

Delivery - Same day dispatch, Next Day Service, UK Mainland - £10 plus VAT


Fire Retardant Coatings Suitable For:

1. Fire Retardancy for 30 Minutes to Softwoods, Hardwoods, MDF, Chipboard, Melamine faced sheet, Bamboo, Steel.

2. Interior and Exterior 30 Minute Fire Resistance: Fire Retardant products for doors, decking, bar-tops, paneling, cladding and floors.

3. 30 Minute Fire Treatment to Painted surfaces, Varnished, Stained and Unpainted surfaces.

4. Fire Resistance of 30 Minutes in Clear finishes, White Finishes or Coloured Finishes.

5. 30 Minutes Fire Resistance for Loft Conversion Fire Doors, Hotel Fire Doors, Boarding House Fire Doors, Flats Fire Doors.

6. Fire Doors, and door upgrades to modify existing solid wood doors to 30 minutes (FD30) Standard.

7. Exhibition Stands, Shopping Centre Kiosks, Night Club Bars, Restaurant Bars, Shop Fixtures, Shop Shelving.


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Fire Certificate of Supply

Certificates for: Class O and Class 1 on Timber and Plaster, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes and 120 minutes on Steel.

Colours: Clear Varnish and all B.S. and RAL Colours available ex stock for Next Day Delivery. For a RAL Colour Chart Click Here.

Finishes: Matt, Eggshell, Gloss and Metallic.

Doors: Click here for - Guidance Notes on upgrading Doors


What you really need to know about Fire Retardant Paints:

TYPES OF PAINTS and VARNISHES - there are two types of Fire Paint and Fire Varnish:

Fire Retardant Paints and Fire Retardant Varnishes are used to stop the spread of flame on a surface by releasing an inert, safe gas and are tested to assess their effectiveness under BS 476, part 7. These are used in all rooms for walls and ceilings. They are also used on top of base coats of the Intumescent (swells up in heat) paint or clear varnish, because these base coats are too soft to be durable if exposed to wear or high humidity.

Intumescent Paints and Intumescent Varnishes swell and char when exposed to fire. They work by insulating the building material from heat. They are softer, so require a top coat of Fire Retardant Paint or Fire Retardant Varnish. They are always needed as base coats on combustible materials, like wood and on products that warp in fire, like steel.


TEST STANDARDS - there are three relevant fire test standards

Class 1 - requires no surface spread of flame.

This is the Standard normally required for walls and ceilings.

Class 0 - is an additional level of protection for walls or ceilings where limited combustibility is required in high-risk areas, such as escape routes.

To comply materials must have a Class 1 Surface Spread of Flame and low fire propagation index in accordance with BS 476 Part 6. This test checks that the coating does not add to the heat or intensity of the fire.

Fire Penetration Resistance - 30 minutes or 60 minutes.

Intumescent Coatings are used to prevent the penetration of fire through a structure for a specific period in accordance with BS 476 Parts 20 - 23 1987. Such coatings are given classifications for specific periods of time, such as "30 minutes". Intumescent systems are available for protecting structural timbers, steel and plasterwork (including plastered and plaster boarded walls and ceilings).


CERTIFICATION - why you will need a Certificate of Supply

A Fire Certificate of Supply can be issued for each Project. This is essential if you have to satisfy your Insurers, the Fire and Building Control Authority and for Client Records. Without a Fire Certificate of Supply you may be vulnerable to prosecution in the event of a fire. We cannot issue a Certificate of Supply if we have not produced a Specification in the first place, so please do not buy paints without asking for a Specification.

COLOURS

BS and RAL Colour Range, plus five Metallic Finishes, plus clear Varnish. For a RAL Colour Chart Click Here.

FINISHES

Matt, Eggshell and Gloss.

DRYING TIMES

Consult the individual product pages - in general Intumescent base coats require at least 4 hours to dry between coats and will not tolerate high humidity or rain. Finish coats cannot be applied to the final Intumescent coat for up to 10 hours. Gloss Finish paint requires 12 hours between coats. All other paints in the range behave like normal water based finishes, subject to the drying and surface conditions at the time of application.


Over coating old paint layers:

For plasterboard, plaster, brick and concrete products, that have a thick layer of old, non-retardant paints.

1. Wallcoat - one coat, by brush, roller or spray - 10 square metres per litre per coat.

2. Flame Paint finish - two coats, by brush, roller or spray - matt, vinyl or silk, gloss, eggshell or metallic - 10 square metres per litre per coat.

Note - the second coat can be a Flame Retardant Anti-Graffiti or Hygiene Paint.

 


Steel - How to provide 30 - 60 minute protection

For steel and cast iron products, painted or unpainted, EXCEPT METAL DOORS.

1. High Build Primer - apply one coat by brush, roller or spray - 12 square metres per litre - 150 microns wet.

2. Intumescent Steel Paint - typically, apply one coat by brush, roller or spray for up to 30 minutes protection, two coats for 60 minutes protection - at about 2 square metres per litre per coat. This is only a very general example - steel paint coverages need to be calculated by us for each different section size and then converted to a paint volume. This is a free of charge service.

3. Flame Paint Top Coats - to cover and protect the Intumescent paint where either it is to be temporarily exposed during Construction, or left permanently exposed after completion. Intumescent Paint can ONLY be used alone where it will be protected by coverings or casings, and will always be inside a dry, indoor environment.

A typical brush coating can be applied at up to 600 microns thick (wet) or by sprayer at up to 1200 microns thick (wet). A simple plastic wet film gauge is supplied with the paint.

500 microns wet = 2 square metres per litre = 0.5mm thick

1000 microns wet = 1 square metre per litre = 1mm thick

 


Steel Specification and Costing

We will convert your steel measurements, or information from a Plan into surface areas to be treated. This will allow us to calculate the thickness and volume of Intumescent Fire Retardant Paint required.

You can download a copy of the Steel Calculation form and drawings of the different types of steels commonly used in building here - Steel Form and Steel Types.

The crucial information is the thickness of the steel - this affects the thickness of the Intumescent Paint coating required to meet a particular Standard.


Doors

Sometimes it can be cheaper to buy factory built Fire Doors. For multiple doors and Historic Buildings, where doors must be saved, please give us a call to discuss your options. We will need exact details of the construction of each door and some photographs would help. Give us on call on 01626 331351 for FREE help with your Fire Door Specification.

SAFE MINIMUM THICKNESS OF WOOD - to meet the 30 Minute Standard

A minimum of panel thickness of 10mm is required.

When using Ultra Door Protection for upgrading standard doors to 30 minute fire doors, it must be used as part of an overall program to include intumescent fire/smoke seal and lock, hinge and door closer Intumescent protection card, or as Specified by your Building Inspector.

As a general guide, uprating is likely to include the following;

1. Preparation of the doors to take intumescent fire/smoke seals and lock, hinge and door closer intumescent protection cards. We can offer surface mounting Intumescent Seal Strips, which are self adhesive and mount inside the door frame. This type of seal enables you to avoid removing the door to cut slots.

2. Three coats of Ultra Door Intumescent Fire Paint or Varnish base, followed by two top coats of Flame Paint or Flame Varnish Finish.

3. Additional panels or Veneers may be required to meet the minimum thickness requirements - we can manufacture this for you - please ask for a Quotation.

Click here for - Guidance Notes on upgrading Doors

Important - we will only supply Fire Paint or Fire Varnish for Door Upgrades if you have received our Door Upgrade Specification (free of charge - call 01626 331351) and then completed our Door Upgrade Building Inspector Permission Form. This is to avoid the risk that your Building Inspector may refuse the upgrade, which could cost you a lot of wasted time and money.

Click here to look at the product, check prices and Order in our Fire Paint Shop

If you decide to buy directly from our Fire Paint Shop we will contact you to obtain the information required to create a Specification and provide you with a Building Inspector Permission Form.


Free Advice - we supply free specifications and product quotations

Speak directly to us about your Fire Retardant needs: 01626 331351

Please do not take a risk and simply buy products without a clear specification from an expert. You may not be able to obtain a Fire Certificate of Supply in those circumstances.


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'Fire Paint' is a general term rather misleadingly used to cover both Flame Paint, used as a top coat to protect the Intumescent Paint beneath and Intumescent Paint or Intumescent Varnish, which are both used as base coats. Class 1 and Class O are Classifications used regarding fire action on the surface of the paint, whereas 30 Minutes and 60 Minutes describe the period of protection given by the underlying Intumescent layers of Intumescent Paint or Intumescent Varnish against fire penetration.

We can provide an Intumescent Paint price based on the thickness of the wood or steel to be protected, and a separate price for the Fire Rated paint used as a top coat, which acts as a short term retardant fire layer, producing an inert gas to protect itself.


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