This version of Firetect's Fire Retardant is a non-hazardous, non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, Class A, interior, latex-based intumescent coating for application over wood and other decorative surfaces.
Intumescent coatings will insulate the surface from the heat for a short period of time by swelling up and expanding when exposed to flame, producing a heat resistant charred surface.
Fire retardant wood coating has the appearance and consistency of paint and is available in white, black and color-base for mixing of custom colors.
For business purposes, if you wish Certification for the State of California it requires that a California State Certified Applicator be the one to do the actual application of the product so that the job complies with requirements of the California State Fire Marshal.
Things to Know:
- Always be protected! Wear clothing, mask and gloves suitable for latex coatings.
- Material may be applied with an air or airless spray, brush or roller.
- Shelf life is two years if containers are unopened.
- May be tinted with any water-soluble dispersible tint.
- You must not allow product to freeze. Store between 40°f and 80°f.
- Do not add water or change chemical composition in any way.
- Closed containers exposed to heat may rupture due to pressure build-up.
Prepare and Apply:
Prepare substrate by sanding and removing any silicone or oil based coatings that may already be on wood.
The coating will not adhere to a surface that has not been properly prepared.
As mentioned above, there are several ways to apply this material; air or airless spray, brush or roller.
1 gallon covers 130 square feet, applied in one coat. Cover entire exposed area.
Allow first coat to dry thoroughly before applying second coat.
California State Fire Marshal Approval #C-10000, ASTM E84, Meets ANS No. 2.5, NFPA 255, UL No. 723, UBC No. 42-1 fire retardancy requirements with a Class A flame spread, British Standard 5867: Part 2:1980 & British Standard 476:Part 7:1987. Previously Approved by ICBO Report #3656 and City of Los Angeles Research Report #RR 24303
Please Note: This particular fire retardant is made when the order is placed.
In most cases it will ship the day of the order but on rare occasion it may take longer. Please call us if you are facing a deadline.
Ships only via FedEx. If outside of the U.S. these must be shipped using either FedEx Priority or FedEx Economy