The system comprises a white or coloured aqueous dispersion coating, offering protection to plasterboard and lath-and-plaster ceilings of various thicknesses.
It develops a microporous intumescent layer with a smooth decorative finish. When attacked by fire, the intumescent material protects the coated area’s integrity and insulation for a period in excess of one hour.
This product underwent a fire resistance test in accordance with BS476 Parts 20, 22, and 23 (1987), applied to plaster-coated 9mm thick plasterboard and nailed to a timber-stud partition. The treated partition system achieved a fire resistance (insulation and integrity) of 71 minutes. The product also underwent a fire resistance test in accordance with BS476 Part 21 (1987), applied to 12½mm thick plasterboard beneath a loaded timber floor. The timber floor system achieved a fire resistance of 61 minutes (insulation, integrity, and load-bearing capacity). Also tested to BS476 Part 21 load-bearing lath-and-plaster ceiling for 60 minutes (insulation, integrity, and load-bearing capacity).
Apply to 9mm or 12½mm thick plasterboard or lath-and-plaster ceilings in two coats at 8m² per litre per coat, which upgrades the substrates to give fire protection in excess of 60 minutes. For a smooth finish, apply by brush, roller, or spray. For a stippled finish, apply with a short-pile roller.
This product can be painted over with any external emulsion or undercoat and gloss paint.