What Is A Fire Retardant Paint? (SOLVED!)

For buildings that need to be kept at regulation standards, for example, blocks of flats, houses that are rented out, industrial kitchens, schools, hospitals etc, fire proof paints need to be used 😊 All fire-resistant paints are developed to meet certain levels of fire protection 🔥 Depending on the substrate they need to be applied to and the environment and needs of the project, fire retardant paints have distinct levels of protection. These include 30, 60, 90 and 120-minute fire resistance, which means if the wall, door, ceiling or floor has been treated properly, the extra layer applied will protect the surface for an extra 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. These exceed the general British Standard Class 0 and Class 1 fire rating protection. [1]
Our fire retardant paint selection will ensure that your work is fully compliant with fire safety regulations. The products below, all made by fire resistance experts Bollom, come with a Class 0 fire rating, which is the best rating any fire retardant product, paint or otherwise, could possibly get. Bollom’s paints make sure that you don’t have to sacrifice the quality of the finish for safety. We stock all the products you need to do a fantastic job, including primers to prepare difficult surfaces, different paint finishes like gloss and matt, as well as solutions for other surfaces, such as steel paint and fire resistant varnish for wooden surfaces. Whatever you need, buy it from Decorating Warehouse today. (last emended 93 days ago by Kiala Salmon from Zigong, China) [2]
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According to the experts at, the topcoat of an intumescent paint system is solely used to protect the intumescent coating from the environment that it is in or as a decorative finish coat that can be coloured to most RAL or BS colorcodes upon request. The finish of these top coats is usually satin or gloss, however we have several products that finish in matt. Not all jobs jobs require a topcoat, however if the steel is external or internal in a high moisture environment then yes you will need a topcoat. Before buying any intumescent paint for steel you must make sure that a full specification has been undertaken listing all structural steel that need to be protected. (we appreciate Tejuan Sykes for highlighting this). [3]
It’s interesting that new studies by clarifies why if you are looking for fire retardant paint, you have come to the right place. Promain are the UK’s leading supplier of fire resistant paints and intumescent coatings. The chance of a fire occurring at your property is always a worry, that is why we supply a wide range of fire resistant products that can be used in both domestic, commercial and public properties. When you buy fire retardant products from Promain you can ensure that your property is safe and protected as much as possible. If you have any questions about fire retardant paint and your project, be sure to get in touch with the technical team at Promain who can provide expert advice. [4]
Summary: This Guide explains the different Fire Paints and Fire Resistant coatings and also about the British safety standard BS 476 regulations that govern building materials and structures. It explains how to apply Intumescent Paint or Fire Retardant Paint and other coatings. Fire Paints provide an essential delay between a fire starting, and taking hold, to allow time for people to escape and Fire Services to put out the fire. Find out how to apply fire retardant coatings to timber surfaces, what types of finish are available, the different test standards paints and coatings have to comply with, the different types of fire door available and how to upgrade existing doors and also how to obtain a supply certificate for presenting to insurance companies plus fire and building control authorities. (last edited 37 days ago by Etienne Quintana from Mersin, Turkey) [5]

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