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Fire Retardant Sprays and Treatments

Category Overview

Fire-retardant sprays and treatments available to buy today at Rawlins Paints are typically for use on absorbent materials, fibres and fabrics, including curtains, rope, decorative textiles, upholstery and artificial plants and flowers. Each product listed fully details which fabrics, materials, and where applicable, wood surfaces they can be applied on to deliver flame resistant protection to work in conjunction with other active and passive fire protection methods in operation on a property.

Making fabrics, including clothing, natural and artificial fibres less likely to catch and stay on fire, involves treating fabrics with a flame retardant solution. Fire retardants work by making the material more resistant to catching fire, but cannot make flammable materials fire-proof. Although these sprays may be referred to as fireproof fabric spray, it’s important to understand the distinction. Fire retardants are substances that either reduce flammability or delay combustion of various surfaces and materials, effectively giving you more time to escape from a dangerous situation or put the fire out.

If you require additional product support, please contact us for technical advice on any item stocked and product combination options across our full fire protection range. Additionally, note that these products are only for use on fabrics, and that Rawlins Paints stocks other paints and coatings specifically for wood and steel fire treatment.

Fire retardant liquid treatments for wood

Fire retardant treatments, like resistant fabric solutions, are clear – soaking into woods and timbers to leave a virtually unchanged appearance. Achieving Euroclass B (BS Class 0) Fire Propagation and Spread of Flame fire protection on solid timbers, Zeroflame’s fire retardant treatment can be used on internal and external surfaces, remaining effective for the lifetime of the substrate. Non-leaching and does not require overcoating it can be applied by brush, roller or spray.

Thermoguard Thermoproof Interior Fluid is a clear, often single coat fire protection solution for porous internal wood. For large areas, it offers excellent value for money saving on material and labour. An optional and functional Thermoproof Sealer for wear, damp & UV resistance is available in clear or woodstain colours.

Fabric treatments – fire retardant spray protection

Making a room or communal area as safe as possible from the threat of fire is an important consideration, whether it’s a domestic or commercial environment.

As well as marking fire exits clearly, using fire retardant paint on walls, floors and ceilings and ensuring fire doors comply with safety standards, it’s also necessary to consider all the fabrics in the area. This can include furniture, curtains, sofas, upholstery, rope and decorative textiles.

Rawlins Paints stocks fire retardant spray for most common absorbent material, including cotton, polycotton, silk, wool and nylon. All our products have full instructions on how to use them effectively and safely. You must apply the fire-retardant sprays in a well-ventilated area and ideally test the spray on a piece of fabric before applying to the whole piece.

Colourless fire-retardant sprays

We now stock non-toxic, colourless ‘fireproof’ sprays that provide fire protection but also maintain the natural look of the item. These are perfect for use on stage props, furniture and curtains, among many other surfaces. Once the coating has dried, it’s completely invisible and ready for use. There’s no need to soak, making these sprays easier to use than traditional fire-retardant fabric treatments.

Easy to apply and cost effective, clear fabric treatments are more and more popular as the demand and regulations for safety increase in public, commercial and industrial spaces. This includes hospitals, stations, schools and care homes, as well as on seasonal decorations.

Bollom Flamebar fire retardant treatments

Find Bollom Flamebar PE6 and Bollom Flamebar S1WA2 and Bollom Flamebar S3 at Rawlins Paints, as part of the wider selection of fire retardant products manufactured by Bollom in the UK. These are highly effective and economical water-based flame retardant solutions with the specific uses of each different Bollom flame retardant spray available on each product’s datasheet. Across the Bollom range in this category are specific products for unique and different uses, including protecting polyester artificial flowers, plants and tree foliage.

You need to apply Bollom Flamebar in well ventilated, warm environments to speed up the drying process. However, don’t allow the fabric to dry too fast as it can then leave marks.

The level of fire resistance delivered by the sprays varies depending on the material so make sure you contact us if you are unsure of the level you need.

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