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Door Upgrade Kits

Category Overview

Easy to Use Fire Door Paint can transform your doors into barriers with a fire resistance time of 30 minutes. Painting a panel door to make it fireproof couldn’t be easier. Each pack of our paint can be used to upgrade wooden doors, whether they have flat panels, raised and fielded edges or are ledged and braced doors. In each pack, you’ll find enough primer, intumescent paint and undercoat to fireproof four door sides.

It’s finished with white undercoat paint so you can finish it off to match your décor – there’s no need to compromise on aesthetic values in order to make your door a 30 min fire door. It’s really easy to apply and doesn’t need any special training. You’ll get a Certificate of Supply, which can then be signed by the applicator to show that the door has been painted according to safety standards.

Rawlins Paints, along with standard fire retardant paint products, has various solutions for converting regular doors into fireproof doors. We work closely with Building Control Officers to ensure that our products reach the requisite standards. For clarification on minimum requirements before buying one of our fire proof products, please have a look at the Fire Door Systems Brochure in our download’s section or give us a call.

Fire door varnish

If you’re looking to retain the natural beauty of your wooden doors and don’t want to paint the surface, then our Fire Door Varnish is a great choice. It does the same job as our Fire Door Paint, but gives a clear coating over bare wood or existing stains and varnishes. If you’re wondering how to varnish a door to fireproofing standard, we would recommend that you test the surface over any existing coatings. You don’t need to strip off any old stains or coatings before applying the varnish, and it’s the perfect way to retain a period feel in your home while still maintaining fire safety levels. It’s suitable for hard and soft wood doors, but not ‘hollow core’ doors.

Features & Benefits

  •          Meets BS476 Part 22 (1987)
  •          Our systems have been tested a number of times on different door types to ensure they provide the necessary protection
  •          Fully certified to satisfy building control
  •          Comply with current building regulations
  •          Previously painted or varnished doors do not need to be stripped
  •          Keep doors period look and feel
  •          Suitable for Hard and Soft woods

Fire door seals and strips

We also sell intumescent strips (also known as smoke seals), which work as smoke and fire seals around doors that you are upgrading to fire doors. Graphite based, they’re self-adhesive and easy to apply.

Alternatively, Astroflame Intumescent Acoustic Acrylic Mastic is also an easy to apply intumescent sealer. It gives a five hour barrier to fire and also has excellent sound protection, perfect for sealing around fire doors.

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