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Flame Retardant Paints
 

A comprehensive range of flame retardant paints which enables the designer to maintain the overalldecorative theme yet satisfy today’s building regulations for fire protection.

Flameguard paints are formulated to be as easy to use as conventional paints providing a high quality durable finish.

Conventional paint systems, when subjected to high temperatures, will break down and encourage fire spread. However, when the substrate is treated with Flameguard paints, fire spread is severely checked or even prevented.

 
Decorative Fire Protection
 

Flameguard Decorative Finishes
A full range of finishes - Gloss and Eggshell oil based paints, Matt and Vinyl Sheen Emulsion,Water Based Acrylic Gloss and Eggshell paints.

Flameguard Colour Range
Available in the full BS4800, RAL 840HR and NCS 1&2 colour range in most finishes.

Combustible Surfaces
Flameguard will upgrade, (when used with our Broflame Intumescent Emulsion) combustible surfaces to provide Class 1 and Class 0 fire ratings.

Previously Painted Surfaces
Flameguard paints can provide Class 1 and Class 0 ratings on previously painted
non-combustible surfaces and, if used in conjunction with Broflame Intumescent Emulsion, can upgrade previously painted combustible surfaces to Class 1 and Class 0.

 
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Flameguard paints are formulated so that in the presence of heat a non combustible gas is evolved which effectively blankets the flame, preventing or severely limiting flame spread.

Flameguard Matt Emulsion
Flameguard Matt Emulsion is quickly and easily applied. Its fast drying formulation and alkali resistant coloured pigments make it particularly suitable for internal wall surfaces and ceilings where a tough, washable hard wearing finish is essential.

Flameguard Vinyl Sheen Emulsion
Flameguard Vinyl Sheen Emulsion provides a high quality decorative finish which has a luxurious silk sheen. Based on a special vinyl resin it is particularly suitable for internal wall surfaces and ceilings where a tough, washable hard wearing finish is essential.

Flameguard Eggshell
Flameguard Eggshell provides a high class, hard wearing satin finish which is washable and highly resistant to condensation and humidity. It is particularly suitable for interior use on wall surfaces in public buildings, factories and schools.

Flameguard Undercoat
Flameguard Undercoat is a high quality Undercoat specially formulated for use under Flameguard Gloss and Eggshell. It has excellent obliteration and maximum holdup as well as good flow and is easy to apply.

Flameguard Gloss
An exceptionally hard wearing decorative protective finish. Flameguard Gloss is formulated for maximum flow, film build and colour retention, which dries to a full brilliant gloss finish. It is suitable for exterior as well as interior applications.

Flameguard Water Based Acrylic Primer/Undercoat
An exceptionally hard wearing decorative protective finish. Flameguard Gloss is formulated for maximum flow, film build and colour retention, which dries to a full brilliant gloss finish. It is suitable for exterior as well as interior applications.

Flameguard Water Based Acrylic Gloss and Eggshell
For application to all suitably primed interior surfaces to reduce flame spread and increase public safety. Ideal for areas in hospitals, food preparation and commercial premises where low odour paints are required.

 
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Decorative Translucent Intumescent Varnish
 
For wood, wood veneered panels to provide Class 1 and Class 0* to BS476 Parts 6 & 7.
 

One of a comprehensive range of Decorative Fire Protection Coatings which enables the designer to maintain the overall decorative theme yet satisfying today’s building regulations for fire protection.

Intuclear is a translucent Flame Retardant Intumescent Varnish for natural wood and wood veneered surfaces. It provides a finish which both protects and highlights the natural beauty of the wood.

Intuclear is used extensively to upgrade existing wood and wood panelling to provide Class 1 and Class 0* Fire Protection whilst preserving the natural character of the wood.

Previously Varnished Surfaces
Intuclear’s unique formulation enables it to be used on previously varnished surfaces with minimal preparation. Please consult our technical department before application.

Areas of High Humidity
With the addition of two coats of a gloss overcoat, Intuclear may be applied to timber in areas where the humidity levels exceed 75%. It is not suitable for use in kitchen or bathroom environments since the combination of heat and moisture may cause premature breakdown of the coating.

External Woodwork
Intuclear is not suitable for outdoor use. Please consult our technical department before application.

Stained Timber
We recommend Bollom’s Colourfast 143 range of stains (Brush Grade) or other acid - fast, penetrating wood stains and dyes. Dark stain may appear cloudy when overcoated with Intuclear. Carry out a test area before proceeding.

Intumescent Fire Protection
In a fire, Intumescent softens and expands to form a carbon layer which insulates and protects the substrate from the effects of fire.

Choice of Finishes
Intuclear dries to a natural semi-matt finish, and separate gloss or eggshell overcoats are available.

 
How to Apply the Thin Film Intumescent Protection
 
Surface Preparation
Ensure that all surfaces are clean and free from surface moisture and contaminates, such as oil, grease and wax.The moisture content of timber before coating with Intuclear should be below 18% and ideally between 10-12 %. If the surface has been previously varnished or stained, please consult us for technical advice. Intuclear should only be applied when relative humidity is below 75% and the air temperature is 5ºC and above.
 

Method of Application
Applied in three coats at 9m2/litre/coat by brush or conventional spray.

Spray Application
We recommend a JGA gun, 35 air cap and ex 1.8 needle with a 7CFM Compressor or an HVLP turbine. Thin each coat with up to 10% Intuclear thinners including Intuclear overcoat if required. All spray equipment should be cleaned immediately after use with Intuclear thinners (T34). For technical advice and spray unit hire/sales contact Bollom’s Spray Division on (020) 8658 2299.

Brush Application
When brushing, lay off the second and third coats, maintaining a wet edge, do not brush out. Lightly sand between coats.When applying the final coat it may be necessary to thin 10:1 with Intuclear Thinners (T34). If using Intuclear overcoat, thin 10:1 with Intuclear Thinners (T34).

 
How to Specify Intuclear Intumescent Varnish
 
For Class 1 to Timber Surfaces / Class 0* Fire Protection to Veneered Plywood
Apply Intuclear to a total loading of 3m2/1litre normally obtained in three brush or spray coats. If a gloss or eggshell finish is required, apply minimum of one coat of Intuclear Overcoat at 12m2/litre. For areas of high humidity, apply 2 coats of Intuclear gloss overcoat at 12m2/litre/coat.
 
Health & Safety
 
Normal safety procedures for the application of solvent - based paints should be carried out (Refer to Health and Safety Data Sheet).
 
Fire Protection by Intumescent
 
Intuclear varnish system provides fire protection by Intumescence. In a fire, the coating softens and expands to form a carbon layer which insulates the structure from intense heat.
 
Intumescent Varnish
 

Pre-treatment of timber with preservatives
Most proprietary brands of preservative are normally suitable, but a test area should be carried out first.

Areas of Physical Wear
Intuclear is not recommended for use on doors, hand rails, stair tread, floors or surfaces where significant physical wear is likely
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Complete Fire Protection Ltd. Unit 2, Ferry Steps Industrial Eastate, Albert Road
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