Paint and Fire Paints including Fire Retardant Intumescent Paint
can save you money and time by giving you the simple, straightforward rules for
meeting the Fire Regulations. Just call us or us on 01626 331351 for instant help
FREQUENTLY ASKED FOR CLASS 1 and CLASS O EXAMPLE - QUICK SPECIFICATION SECTION
- read more below, if this
section does not describe your timber protection job.
most Frequent Request for 'Class 1 and O' Wood Protection - example on bare timber
- COLOUR FINISH
your Colours - Colour
Chart Click Here.
1 Coat of Intumescent Base Paint followed by 1 coat of Flame Paint -
Gloss or Eggshell - one
2.5 litre pack of Intumescent Base will cover 20 square metres per coat
and one 2.5 litre pack of Flame Paint
finish will cover 20 square metres per coat.
Example - bare timber or wood
composite boards (e.g. MDF, plywood, chipboard) with one coat at 8 square
metres per litre, for indoor domestic dry use, to be covered when finished.
If it is to be exposed to wear, or view, you will also require Flame Paint
finish, (one or two coats), available in BS and RAL colours and a choice
of finishes. Always apply two coats for high humidity areas (like kitchens)
or for outdoor use.
Order - Intumescent
Timber Paint 2.5 litres and Flame Paint 2.5 litres - click
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paints and water based top coats
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us your Fire Paint or Fire Varnish area dimensions and you can have by telephone,
fax or E Mail:
an instant fixed price Quotation to include a Fire Certificate of Supply, Delivery
and detailed Specification
a Building Inspector ready document set, with Data Sheet, for his or her approval
free product support by telephone before, during and after application, to ensure
that you meet the Fire Regulations
get caught out by just buying any old Fire Paint or Fire Varnish - use our Free
Service and get it right first time.
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to determine the number of coats or call us on 01626 331351.
a colour finish:
Intumescent Paint - apply
1 to 4 coats, or according to the Fire Standard required by your Building
Flame Paint Finish - apply 1 to 2 coats,
according to durability - indoors/outdoors, high/low wear finish required.
Fire Paint Coverage:
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a colour finish:
Intumescent Paint - 8 square
metres per litre, 20 square metres per 2.5 litre pack.
Flame Paint Finish - 8 square
metres per litre, 20 square metres per 2.5 litre pack.
Discounts and Delivery: call
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- some prices are lower than given above when purchased in larger pack sizes,
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Fire Proofing Steel in portal frame buildings, industrial units and mezzanine
2. Fire Proofing
Wood, including fire proofing Melamine covered boards, plywood, chipboard and
3. Fire Proofing over
existing painted or stained finishes
Flame Paint in white, black and B.S. or R.A.L. colours
Fire Regulation paints for Loft Conversions, Hotels and Care Homes
Fire Paint door upgrades to modify existing solid wood doors to 30 minutes (FD30)
7. Fire Proof
Exhibition Stands, Shopping Centre Kiosks, Night Club Bars, Restaurant Bars, Shop
Fixtures, Shop Shelving.
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Certificate of Supply
for: Class O
and Class 1, 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 90 minutes Fire Resistance, Timber and
Clear Varnish and all B.S. and RAL Colours available ex stock for Next Day Delivery.
For a RAL Colour Chart Click
Matt, Eggshell, Gloss and Metallic.
here for - Guidance
Notes on upgrading Doors
you really need to know about Fire Retardant Paints:
OF PAINTS and VARNISHES - there are two types of Fire Paint and Fire Varnish:
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.
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 Retardent Paint or Fire Retardent Varnish. They are always
needed as base coats on combustible materials, like wood and on products that
warp in fire, like steel.
STANDARDS - there are three relevant fire test standards
1 - requires no surface spread of flame.
is the Standard normally required for walls and ceilings.
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.
European Standard BS EN
Class B s1 dO
This test also checks that
the coating does not add to the heat or intensity of the fire like UK
Class O, but with further testing to cover the emission of smoke and
Penetration Resistance - 30 minutes or 60 minutes.
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).
- why you will need a Certificate of Supply
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 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.
and RAL Colour Range, plus five Metallic Finishes, plus clear Varnish. For a RAL
Colour Chart Click Here.
Eggshell and Gloss.
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.
to comply with Class 0 and Class 1 - comply with
both in a single system
timber and timber products, painted or unpainted, EXCEPT DOORS.
1. Timbercoat Intumescent
- two coats, by brush, roller or spray - 8 square metres per litre per
2. Flame Paint Retardent
finish - one coat, by brush, roller or spray - matt, vinyl or silk,
gloss, eggshell or metallic - 8 square metres per litre per coat.
Fire Intumescent Varnish - two thin coats by brush, roller or spray - 6.5 square
metres per litre per coat.
2. Fire Varnish finish -
one or two coats by brush, roller or spray - 12 square metres per litre
coating old paint layers:
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 - 8 square metres per litre per coat.
- the second coat can be a Flame Retardant Anti-Graffiti or Hygiene Paint.
to provide 30 - 60 minute protection
steel and cast iron products, painted or unpainted, EXCEPT DOORS.
1. High Build Primer
- apply one coat by brush, roller or spray - 7 square metres per litre
- 150 microns (wet).
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.
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
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
wet = 2 square metres per litre = 0.5mm thick
microns wet = 1 square metre per litre = 1mm thick
Specification and Costing
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 Retardent Paint required.
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
information is the thickness of the steel - this affects the thickness of the
Intumescent Paint coating required to meet a particular Standard.
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
MINIMUM THICKNESS OF WOOD - to meet the 30 Minute Standard
A minimum of panel thickness
of 10mm and 16mm is required, using our fire varnish or fire paint products.
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.
a general guide, uprating is likely to include the following;
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. Four coats of Ultra Door
Intumescent Fire Paint or three coats of Varnish base, followed by two
top coats of Flame Paint or Flame Varnish Finish (Eggshell or Gloss).
Additional panels or Veneer may be required to meet the minimum thickness requirements
- we can manufacture this for you - please ask for a Quotation.
here for - Guidance
Notes on upgrading Doors
Advice - we supply free specifications and product
directly to us about your Fire Retardant needs: 01626 331351
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
Paints, Coatings and Fireproof Varnish from Property Repair Systems
manufacture supplies protective intumescent paints, flame retardant paints, fire
varnish, intumescent wood paint and fire proof paints.
range of decorative flame retardant paint finishes protect, decorate and complete
fire protection systems for portal frame buildings.
retardant paints and intumescent steel paints assist in the control of fire hazards
caused by combustible materials, such as wood in buildings, by releasing a flame
in gloss or eggshell finishes to any BS 4800 or RAL colour and in any quantity.
Small UK orders acceptable. Also available in five metallic finishes and one non-decorative
finish for hidden areas.
in fire protection, we stock a wide range of protective fire varnishes, intumescent
paints, fire proof paints and also intumescent and flame retardant steel coatings
to keep the surface below the critical temperature.
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Paint' is a general term rather misleadingly used to cover both Fire Resistant
Paint, used as a top coat to protect the Intumescent Paint beneath and Intumescent
Paint or Intumescent Varnish, which are both fairly soft coatings used as primers.
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.
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 retardent fire layer, producing an inert gas to protect itself.
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written by: David Moore
Moore, B.A. (Hons.), C.T.I.S., C.R.D.S. Technical Author