A COST EFFECTIVE ANSWER TO A SERIOUS PROBLEM Inherently non-combustible surfaces such as plaster- board and brick can become a potential fire hazard due to repeated redecoration with conventional paints. Different paint types from a variety of manufacturers have generally been used over many years with less than thorough preparation. In a fire thick layers of old paint tend to delaminate rapidly catching and spreading fire around a building. In extreme cases a lethal "flash- over" fireball effect is created. The resultant risk to life and property can be greatly reduced at minimum cost using a combination of Thermoguard Wallcoat, an insulating "intumescent" barrier coating and Thermoguard flame retardant paint.
DESCRIPTION AND USE Thermoguard Wallcoat is an intumescent undercoat for application to previously painted plaster, Artex, board, brick and concrete walls and ceilings. Overcoated with Thermoguard flame retardant paint it insulates old paint films from fire, controlling the spread of flames along walls and ceilings.
TO SPECIFY Simply state: Prepare and apply Thermoguard Wallcoat and Thermoguard flame retardant acrylic eggshell/vinyl matt/vinyl silk/anti-graffiti finish according to manufacturer's instructions
APPLICATION Apply 1 coat Thermoguard Wallcoat to achieve Euro Class B / BS Class 0 Spread of Flame - Use the 25 Sq Mtr / 50 Sq Mtr and 100 sq Mtr packs and apply at this loading.
Overcoat with Thermoguard Wallcoat SFR Topcoat.
FIRE TESTING Tested to Euro Class B / BS476 Part 7; Class 1 surface spread of flame. BS476 Part 6; Fire propagation. Designated Class 0 in accordance with U.K. Building Regulations. INTUMESCENT AND FLAME RETARDANT FIRE PROTECTION When exposed to a fire Thermoguard flame retardant paint releases a flame extinguishing gas which instantly protects the surface. Simultaneously heat activates Thermoguard Wallcoat underneath causing it to expand and create a fire protective barrier, insulating old paint films from heat and oxygen.
FINISH AND COLOUR RANGE Full BS4800 + RAL colour range. Thermoguard Wallcoat is tinted to match the finishing colour. Thermoguard flame retardant paint is available in BS4800 + RAL colours, in acrylic eggshell, acrylic matt, anti-graffiti and hygiene finishes. Please refer to separate data sheet. A clear flame retardant anti-graffiti glaze is also available.
FIRE CERTIFICATION Trade Paint Direct issue a Certificate of Supply upon request for each project for Insurance, Fire and Building Control Authority and Client Records.