Thermoguard Wallcoat 30 & 60 Minute System

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Thermoguard Wallcoat 30 & 60 Minute System is a coloured intumescent paint system for interior plasterboard ceiling and wall surfaces. Each pack contains the correct amount of basecoat (Wallcoat) and topcoat (Wallcoat Smoke & Flame Retardant Topcoat) to ensure protection is achieved inline with the manufacturers recommendations to the respective area in question.

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Product Description

Thermoguard Wallcoat 30 & 60 Minute System is a coloured intumescent paint system for interior plasterboard ceiling and wall surfaces. These packs have been created to help users ensure they are purchasing sufficient product for their project. Each pack contains the correct amount of basecoat (Wallcoat) and topcoat (Wallcoat Smoke & Flame Retardant Topcoat) to ensure protection is achieved inline with the manufacturers recommendations to the respective area in question.

Each component of the packs can still be purchased individually if required here: Thermoguard Wallcoat and here: Thermoguard Wallcoat Smoke & Flame Retardant Topcoat

Pack Contents

  • 7m² Pack = 1 x 5kg Wallcoat + 1 x 25m² Wallcoat Smoke & Flame Retardant Topcoat
  • 28m² Pack = 4 x 5kg Wallcoat + 1 x 25m² Wallcoat Smoke & Flame Retardant Topcoat

System (Interior Use Only)

To achieve 30 & 60mins + BS EN Class B s1 d0 and Class 0 to plasterboard unpainted or painted with sound, firmly adhering emulsion paints systems (30min Fire Resistance to 9mm plasterboard and 60min Fire Resistance to 12mm plasterboard to BS476 Parts 21 & 22 plus 60 mins Fire Resistance to BS476 Part 22 to 9mm plasterboard stud partitions).

  • Apply 2 coats of Thermoguard Wallcoat @ 2.8m² per kg/per coat

Followed by;

  • 1 coat of Thermoguard Wallcoat Smoke & Flame Retardant Topcoat Eggshell or Matt

2 coats of Thermoguard Wallcoat Smoke & Flame Retardant Topcoat may be required for strong/dark colours - To aid topcoat opacity Thermoguard Wallcoat can be tinted to undercoat shades if required at no extra cost - please call if required.


IMPORTANT - The below information from the manufacturer must be read and referred to your relevant authority for approval BEFORE purchase and use.

Half Hour and 1-Hour Resistance To Wood & Plasterboard

In line with good common practice, we recommend that approval be sought for the use of our system, outlining our justification for the issuing of the Fire Certificate prior to the product’s use. Authorities generally accept our Fire Test evidence as justification for the provision of One Hour Fire Resistance in cases such as this for up to 1 Hour Fire Resistance, depending upon the thickness of board in question.

As such cases fall outside construction methods and are not commonly encountered, Intumescent Paints are not tested for increasing Fire Resistance to Plasterboard. However, we hold independent Fire Tests for a product that we manufacture and market under two names – Thermoguard Wallcoat and Thermoguard Timbercoat.

As Thermoguard Wallcoat, it is tested to upgrade plasterboard or similar ceilings painted previously with normal decorative paints, achieving Class O. As Thermoguard Timbercoat, it is tested to provide One Hour Fire Resistance to a mock-up of a ceiling comprising softwood timber boards on softwood joists, with the boards abutting one another and joined by metal tongues set into the abutting edges of the boards. Whilst the amount of residual undamaged timber was clearly adequate to have withstood office or accommodation design loads, the floor tested in the Fire Test did not have weight imparted to it, as we sought data to work from the test for sites with greatly differing make-ups.

The floor tested achieved One Hour Fire Resistance to BS 476 Part 22, with approximately 7mm of timber joist and board surfaces destroyed to charring during the test. Charring was greater up the open joints between floorboards, reaching 12mm, as one would expect being merely butt-jointed rather than tongue and groove jointed. Provided the calculated residual structure is adequate, we also issue Certification to BS 476 Part 21 to 30 or 60 min Fire Resistance. The normal char factor of unprotected softwood for 60 minutes is approx 50mm, thus additional Fire Resistance provided by our Intumescent Paint was approx. 30 minutes.

The fire performance of half-inch plasterboard, with or without plaster skim, is both known and recognised to be significantly better than softwood
On this basis, we certify 30 mins Fire Resistance to 9mm plasterboard and 60 mins Fire Resistance to 12mm plasterboard to BS476 Parts 21 & 22 plus 60 mins Fire Resistance to BS476 Part 22 to 9mm plasterboard stud partitions.

IMPORTANT FIRE PRODUCTS NOTICE: The information displayed on this website should be used as a guide ONLY and our Technical Department should be contacted to obtain a tailored specification and any advice necessary before you place an order for fire protection products. Fire protection products are non-returnable except in accordance with Condition 8 of the Terms and ConditionsWe will not be held liable for any resulting damage to property, human life or monetary costs incurred due to the incorrect specification you have prepared or use of fire protection products caused by your negligence, including your failure to have contacted us to obtain the relevant advice/specification.

It is your responsibility to read the Product Data Sheets (available below) before you place an order and prior to application of the product. The content of this website is our best recommendation and is not advice. Coverage rates quoted are approximate, you agree that coverage depends on the condition of the substrate, surface absorption, texture and application method. We ALWAYS recommend a trial area is coated to ensure the product meets your requirements before use.

Technical Data

ApplicationBrush, Roller, Spray
The figures stated above are approximate. Please ensure you refer to all datasheets for full application information.

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Questions



questions wes on 21/11/2018
Question: 

Does this paint achieve the same fire rating on traditional plastered walls rather than plasterboard?

Answer: 

By 'traditional plastered' we assume you are referring to lath and plaster, in which case we would instead recommend considering Envirograf EP/CP Fire Protection Coating.

questions Sandra Luck on 22/06/2018
Question: 

do you have the paint in white and does it have a good coverage on plaster board

Answer: 

Yes white is available in a Matt or Eggshell finish and the system has excellent opacity.

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