Zenova FP Intumescent Paint


    Zenova FP is used as a fire protective coating. By applying, it forms a thermoresistant, non-flammable insulating layer that offers significant fire protection to various substrates.

    • Designed for use on: metal, wood and other substrates subject to approval
    • Suitable for both interior and exterior, exterior applications should be finished with Zenova PS Topcoat
    • Efficient, simple fire protection
    • Easy and fast application with a short drying time
    • Minimizes the emission of harmful gas or smoke during a fire by protecting the substrate
    • ISO 9001 quality production
    • Environmentally friendly
    • 10 Years warranty (when used with Zenova Primer)

    Please note: This product should not be used without first receiving a manufacturer approved specification from our Technical Department - email [email protected] or call 0113 2455450 (option 2).

    £360.00(ex. VAT)
    £432.00 (inc. VAT)
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    Available for Delivery (See Delivery Options Below)


    You see it in the news all the time, more and more often. Tragedies from fire happen more often now because today’s materials are more flammable and produce more toxic black smoke than ever before. Think of the home your grandparents lived in. Solid building materials, solid furniture. Not mass-produced with resins and plastics and man-made materials like today.

    This is why Zenova FP was created, to help improve the level of passive fire protection to any structure it is applied to.

    Zenova FP is a heat-resistant, water-based paint that prevents the ignition and spread of fire. As a result of being exposed to heat, the intumescent paint swells and creates a light char foam, increasing in volume and decreasing in density. The heat transfer from the flames to the substrate is thereby greatly diminished. Treated materials become isolated from elements that maintain fire combustion since the paint turns into an insulating protective membrane.

    One primer coat and only 1.3mm of Zenova FP, will protect a variety of substrates and products such as wood, metal and GRP phenolic foam filled fire doors from fire damage should a fire occur within a building. Zenova FP will provide passive fire protection to many surfaces it is applied to, minimising financial loss and offering peace of mind.

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    Features & Benefits

    • Provides cost-effective fire protection and code compliance for any substrate
    • Protects a variety of substrates such as wood, metal and other surfaces subject to approval from fire damage in the event of an accident
    • Provides peace of mind, knowing that materials will not burn
    • Can minimize financial loss in the event of a fire
    • Protects people, property, and pets
    • Compartmentalizes accidental fires to stop them from spreading to highly combustible items
    • Limits damage caused by vehicle fires (electric and combustion engines)
    • Easy-to-apply passive fire safety
    • Independently lab tested to meet or exceed the requirements of BS EN 13501 - “Fire classification of construction products and building elements. Classification using data from reaction to fire tests.”

    Flexible Uses For Protecting Your Assets

    Saving Through Innovation

    Suitable for a number of applications in many sectors, Zenova FP can easily and quickly upgrade the fire rating of many substrates it is applied to.

    As an example, during an independant fire test conducted by Warringtonfire as per BS 476 part 22, Zenova FP was applied in a retrofit test to an existing composite plastic front door set sprayed at just 1.3mm of thickness. This test was conducted to determine the cost-saving viability of painting the doors with Zenova FP vs. replacing with new doors.

    The test demonstrated that the existing door reached 55 minutes without penetration of flame or excessive heat, which concluded that the addition of Zenova FP satisfactorily and greatly improved the longevity and integrity of the door.


    Application of Zenova FP should be done by personnel trained for this type of work, with respect to the corresponding technical recommendations.

    Application should be done only in good atmospheric conditions (ambient temperature of minimum 10˚C, acceptable ventilation and relative humidity of maximum 80%).

    1. Preparation of the surface

      The surfaces on which the intumescent paint will be applied on must be clean, dry and dust-free.

    2. Zenova Primer can be applied on the prepared surfaces by brush, roller or by airless spraying.

      The primer layer will dry in 1-2 hours, function of ambient temperature and humidity. Material consumption for the primer layer is 50 - 100 ml/m².

    3. Application of Zenova FP intumescent paint should be done after complete drying of the primer.

    Before application, the product should be homogenised thoroughly by mechanical mixing. Application is carried out by brush, roller or airless spraying.

    Optimal fire protection is obtained by successive applications of two or more layers of product. Each following layer is applied after the drying of the previous layer.

    Theoretical product consumption: 830-1300 ml/m² at a total wet film thickness of 0.8-1.3mm to achieve a dry film thickness of 0.5-0.8mm. Performance and actual product consumption may vary depending on the substrate, equipment used, application method, and building type.

    Complete drying of one layer: 1- 24 hours or more, depending on humidity and temperature.

    Wash tools with water after usage.

    Suitable for both interior and exterior, most exterior applications will need to be finished with Zenova PS Topcoat.

    Contact our technical team to discuss options for topcoats on 0113 2455450 (option 2) or send a message to [email protected].

    Work Safety

    Please refer to the SDS (from the data sheets tab above) for detailed product safety information. When applying, wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.

    Package, Storing, Transport

    Zenova FP is packed in sealed PE buckets.

    Store away from direct sunlight and preferably away from negative temperatures.

    Storage temperature: 5-35°C.

    Shelf Life

    Shelf-life is 36 months after production date.


    Zenova FP has been independently tested to the following standards by multiple accredited testing agencies. (Reports available for download from the data sheets tab further above.)

    • BS 476:22
    • BS EN 13823 (SBI): 2020
    • UL 723
    • CAN/ULC S102
    • BS EN 11925-2

    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 Conditions and should be applied only by an individual with the necessary expertise and experience. We 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.

    Product Details

    Data sheet

    For Use By
    Professional Use
    Interior / Exterior Use
    Interior & Exterior
    For Use On
    Timber Framing Structures
    Composite Doors
    Application Method
    Single, Two or Three Pack
    Pack Size
    15-24m² per 20L tin
    Min. Application Temperature
    1.35 ± 0.05
    Solids by Volume
    Shelf Life (from date of manufacture)
    36 months
    830-1300 ml/m² at a total wet film thickness of 0.8-1.3mm to achieve a dry film thickness of 0.5-0.8mm
    Layer Thickness
    Drying time
    24 hours
    Suitable For Use On
    Suitable For Use On
    Suitable For Use On
    Timber Framing Structures
    Suitable For Use On
    Suitable For Use On
    Composite Doors
    Application Method
    Application Method
    Application Method
    60 Minutes Fire Resistance
    Product Type
    Reaction to Fire
    B - s2, d0 (BS EN 13501-1)
    Colour Family
    Fire Rating
    60 Minutes
    Viscosity Brookfield (cP)
    25,000 ± 5,000

    Customer agrees that before placing an Order, Customer has read and understood the most up to date Product Data Sheet for the Product. Where we have access to the Product Data Sheet from the manufacturer, we will either provide a copy on request, or include a link to the Product Data Sheet available on the manufacturer’s website. Customer further agrees that we have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

    questions Reece martin on 2023-08-02 16:10:17

    Can this paint be mixed to an off white by a paint shop to colour match existing wood paint finish. Or mixed I to a wood colour

    Answer from Rawlins’ Technical Team: 

    We are unable to support third parties colour mixing of this product as this can affect the fire properties of the paint.

    Zenova PS Topcoat will need to be applied as a topcoat finish, available in Clear as standard or mixed to many RAL, BS or NCS colours.

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    Zenova FP Intumescent Paint is only available with the shipping and delivery timescales listed below - please do not contact our Customer Support Team with enquiries about alternative or earlier shipping and delivery times.

    Saturdays and Sundays, as well as Bank Holidays, are not classed as working days.

    Orders placed after the cut-off for this product will not be processed for earliest dispatch until 9am the next working day.

    All delivery costs below are excluding VAT

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