Bradite Rapid is a high performance single-pack moisture cure polyurethane floor coating that is ideal for commercial and industrial environments. Available in a large amount of colours, including RAL shades, the tough and flexible film will provide water and chemical resistance. Advantages Available in more than 350 colours in RAL &...
Macropoxy 400 (formerly known as Sherwin-Williams Macropoxy C400V3) multi-functional epoxy zinc phosphate coating is suitable for the protection of steelwork in a range of exposure environments from C1 to C5. It was recently used on The Shard for corrosion protection. Recommended Uses Buildings Car parks Petrochemical plants Breweries...
Bedec Multi Surface Paint is a renowned non-yellowing, water-based paint that resists flaking or peeling because of its outstanding flexibility. Low VOC Environmentally friendly Quick drying Micro-porous Low odour No primer/undercoat required Matt, satin or gloss Colour choice PLEASE SEE LONG DESCRIPTION FOR AVAILABLE QUANTITIES...
Sherwin-Williams Cleanser/Thinner No.5 is a specially formulated blend of solvents designed to mix with its compatible Sherwin-Williams products to create an optimal consistency for application whether it be for Brush, Roller or Spray. It can also be used for cleaning of surfaces and application equipment. 1 x 5l available - now 50% off
Flame Retardant Topcoats
Flame retardant paints and topcoat finishes available at Rawlins Paints can be used after maintenance work has been on or around previously installed fire-retardant paint systems, or simply as decorative finishes over intumescent coatings and undercoats. These topcoat paints and coatings will help deliver a non-combustible fire rated paint system along with recommended and compatible primers and undercoats, to substrates including wood, plasterboard, structural steel and cast-iron. Alternately, some may be used direct to bare or previously painted, but non-combustible surface areas – typically walls and ceilings.
These flame retardant paints will limit the surface spread of flames in the outbreak of a fire, and protect combustible substrates – this is dependent on the underlying substrate, and the complete and correct installation of a fire retardant or intumescent paint system. For more information about undercoats and primers these flame-retardant paints should be used with, please refer to product datasheets.
Fire protection doesn’t have to be hard work, let our technical staff help you get the level of protection you require and the finish you want. If there is a product you cannot find, please contact our Technical and Sales Support Team on 0113 245 5450.
- Brand: Envirograf
Envirograf HW Acrylic Top Coat is a coloured, water based topcoat: For use over Envirograf HW01 White Intumescent Coating, ES/VFR White Fire Protection Coating and EP/CP Fire Protection Coating Designed as a high quality internal coating for general use Ideal for plasterboard, lath-and-plaster and as a coating for plaster, masonry, etc....
Envirograf QVFR Premier Clear Top Coat is a specially formulated, quick drying, water based protective top coating for INTERNAL smooth hardwood and softwood surfaces: Can be applied by brush, roller or spray Available in matt, satin or gloss finishes Can be used over Envirograf QVFR Clear Fire Protection Coating Low odour Quick drying...
Envirograf ES/VFR Translucent Top Coat is a spirit based wood stain to apply over Envirograf ES/VFR Clear Fire Protection Coating: Suitable for internal or external use Supplied ready for use, and does not need thinning For internal use apply 1 coat at 10 – 12m² per litre For external use apply 2 coats at 10 – 12m² per litre
Envirograf QVFR UVR Clear Top Coat is a solvent based product: For application over Envirograf QVFR Clear Fire Protection Coating with no need for an undercoat Available in Matt, Satin or Gloss finishes It contains a UV filter for protection against blistering, cracking and peeling For internal use only
Envirograf ES/VFR Hard Wearing Top Coat is a clear, water-based top coat for internal use only over ES/VFR Clear Fire Protection Coating, with no need for an undercoat.
Envirograf ENV/HS High-Density Clear Lacquer is for use over Envirograf HW02E Clear Intumescent Coating, ES/VFR Clear Fire Protection Coating or QVFR Clear Fire Protection Coating in areas that are subject to high wear.
Envirograf HW04 Undercoat is a white water based undercoat for use over Envirograf HW01 White Intumescent Coating before applying any proprietary top coat or Envirograf HW Acrylic Top Coat.
Envirograf HW Excel Top Coat is a solvent based product to apply over Envirograf HW01 White Intumescent Coating: No need for an undercoat Available in Satin or Gloss finishes Gives a high quality durable finish for internal & external use Suitable for use on all types of timber substrate
Envirograf HW Premier Top Coat is a coloured, water-based product to apply over Envirograf HW01 White Intumescent Coating with no need for an undercoat: Available in matt, satin or gloss finishes For internal use only Apply one coat at 10 - 12m² per litre
Envirograf HW Ultimate Top Coat is a premium quality, satin sheen, coloured finish for the use over Envirograf HW01 White Intumescent Coating: Suitable for interior and exterior use on wood Low odour High opacity finish Quick drying and non-yellowing
Envirograf HW Superb Top Coat is an innovative, water based, high sheen, coloured gloss, for use over HW01 White Intumescent Coating without the need of an undercoat and also on interior and exterior wood: Looks, feels and applies like a traditional gloss Quick drying - reducing application times Low odour and contains less atmospheric...
Some fireproof paint systems need to be finished with a coloured topcoat and maintained periodically, either due to environmental conditions, or renovation work in a property or building complex. The range of hard-wearing and decorative flame retardant topcoats available from Thermoguard, Bollom and Envirograf allow the user to finish and maintain their projects in a wide range of colours and finishes without damaging the fire-retardant properties of the original system.
Our Class 0 and BS EN Class B flame retardant topcoats are most commonly used in two scenarios;
- To finish and complete a fire-retardant system, usually where a basecoat has been applied
- Where an existing fire-retardant system or item requires maintenance or re-decoration, using one of our flame retardant topcoats ensures the surface won't lose the level of fire protection it currently has. Available in matt, satin, eggshell, gloss finishes and almost the full range of RAL, BS and NCS colours.
Bollom Flameguard Flame Retardant Topcoats and Finishes
Bollom’ Flameguard range of decorative fire-retardant topcoat finishes and systems for interior walls and trim allow users to match any existent colour scheme, or upgrade to a topcoat colour scheme, without damaging the underlying fire-retardant system. Topcoats are available in acrylic eggshell, gloss or vinyl matt finishes, for wood, timber or steel, these products can be used to achieve Class 0 fire rating over Brosteel Ultra 60, Fireshield Ultra, Bollom Flameguard Ultra Primer / Undercoat, or Broflame Ultra Fire Protective Base Coat – see each product for system compatibility.
Bollom Flameguard Ultra Gloss, Ultra Acrylic Eggshell and Ultra Vinyl Matt are designed to restrict and contain the surface spread of flames and their heat release, allowing for vital escape routes in the event of a fire. As decorative topcoats, they are amongst the most comprehensive fireproofing systems on the market, providing fire resistance to structural steel, internal walls and ceilings, external and internal wood, and wood veneer.
Bollom Flameguard Ultra Primer will improve surface adhesion on plaster, cement, concrete and old paint work, for a topcoat finish, as well as sealing in and blocking any problematic stains from reappearing. It is intended for use with the Flameguard topcoats from Bollom.
These topcoats are ideal for communal areas, including public buildings, office complexes, shopping and retail buildings, schools, and hospitals. They can be used on broad walls and large surface areas, timber, wood and select metals. The Flameguard Ultra range from Bollom complies with building regulations for fire protection, and has been fully tested to BS476 – Parts 6 and 7.
Thermoguard Fire Retardant Topcoats
Thermoguard’s flame retardant topcoats include a chemically cured floor coating, which not only is flame resistant, but provides excellent protection against oils spills, ink and other chemical stains. Ideal for car showrooms, processing plants and manufacturing facilities, factories, warehouses, workshops and busy garages, it is a water-based and highly durable two-pack epoxy resin coating available in white, green, light grey, dark green, tile red and mid grey. Click here to buy this flame retardant floor paint that is ideal for areas that need to withstand the additional surface stress of light vehicular and fork-lift traffic.
Businesses, and public and commercial properties that require a matt or eggshell finish that also provides Class 1 and Class 0 surface spread of flame fire rated protection, may benefit from Thermoguard’s Wallcoat Smoke and Flame Retardant Topcoat, or their Smoke and Flame Retardant Dualcoat coatings. These two specialist coatings can be used as part of a complete system to control and contain the surface spread of flames, heat and smoke, along with flaming droplets.
- Thermoguard Wallcoat Smoke and Flame Retardant Topcoat should be used to complete the Thermoguard Wallcoat upgrading system for walls and ceilings, complying with Fire Regulations standard BS EN Class B s1 d0.
- Thermoguard Smoke and Flame Retardant Dualcoat is for use as a topcoat to complete the Timberguard Timbercoat upgrading system for wood, both internally and externally.
Envirograf Fire Retardant Coatings for Specialist Purposes
Envirograf’s flame retardant topcoats and accompanying undercoats, are available in full RAL colours, or as clear glaze / translucent topcoats for wood and timber. These flexible or hard-wearing finishes include solvent based and water based fire retardant and intumescent coatings for internal and external use, on a range of substrates and surfaces, including:
- Lath and plaster
- Hardwood and softwood surfaces
- General walls and ceilings in:
- Hotels, hospitals and public buildings
- High-wear surfaces
Some products in the Envirograf flame retardant topcoat range:
- Do not require undercoats
- Are quick drying and non-yellowing
- Available in matt, gloss or satin finishes
- Protect against graffiti
- Suitable for surfaces which are liable to be damaged through hard wear
- For internal timber only
- Offering excellent UV protection
- A chlorinated rubber top coat for use in areas of high humidity
For further information, system compatibility, and substrate suitability of any Envirograf fire retardant or intumescent coating, please contact Rawlins Paints’ technical support team.
All of the intumescent paints we offer have been tested to varying British/European standards by recognised independent third parties depending on their required use and performance. In addition to these industry standard tests, some products also offer additional paperwork after use by way of a ‘certificate’ that can be obtained in different ways - manufacturer dependent. Some require a form to be completed and returned by email, others have online application forms, others can be simply called to provide project details verbally. Not ALL products offer this additional supplement and if this type of certificate is important to your project you should contact our Technical Team on 0113 2455450 (option 2) or [email protected] to advise them of this so they can ensure they recommend a suitable product accordingly. Certain larger projects may also require the involvement of an independent inspector, again you should contact our Technical Department to discuss this if required.
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Fire protection doesn’t have to be hard work, let our technical staff help you get the level of protection you require and the finish you want. Whether it’s structural steel in a warehouse, fire retardant paint for wood on a new-build, or the internal walls of a block of flats, we can provide a full specification and offer guidance throughout the project.