Bollom Flameguard Ultra Vinyl Matt is a top coat for Bollom Broflame Ultra Basecoat on bare and previously painted wood and Bollom Brosteel Ultra 60 ADVANTAGES Hard wearing vinyl matt finish Top coat for Bollom intumescents for wood and steel Provides Class 0 on non-combustible surfaces
Bollom Brosteel Ultra 60 - NEW IMPROVED!
Bollom Brosteel Ultra 60, a new improved revolutionary thin-film waterborne white intumescent paint for standard, interior structural steel members, providing 30 minutes fire protection in only one coat and 60 minutes in two coats - see below for details.
- New, improved formula
- For internal use only
- Water-based - quick drying thin-film intumescent coating
- Certificate of Conformance and Installation available on request
- Fire protection simplified
- Fully fire tested BS476:Part 20/21:1987
- Suitable for C1 and C2 environments
- Made with the professional painter and decorator in mind
- Simple specification and application procedures
- Cost-effective - easy to apply by brush, roller or airless spray
- Refer below for certification and approval information, technical data and application instructions
Brosteel Ultra 60 - NEW, IMPROVED formula!
Brosteel Ultra 60 is a revolutionary new thin-film waterborne white intumescent paint designed to provide 30 and 60 minutes fire resistance on standard, interior structural steel members. Its new, improved water-based formulation is quick drying and provides easy application - it can be applied by brush, roller or airless spray straight from the can.
Once a steel surface has been primed with a suitable anti-corrosive primer, Brosteel Ultra 60 can be applied. This quick drying, matt white, thin-film intumescent coating is a hugely popular fire resistant product for interior structural steel in the UK and provides 30 and 60 minutes fire resistance. Please download the product data sheets available from the 'Download' tab above for full details and/or contact Rawlins Paints' Technical Department on 0113 2455450 (option 2) or [email protected].
Brosteel Ultra 60 can also be overcoated with its own range of Flameguard Ultra approved topcoats to provide a desired colour, finish and protection.
Features & Benefits
- New, improved formula
- Made with the professional painter and decorator in mind
- Provides 30 minutes fire protection in only one coat, 60 minutes can be achieved in two coats.*
- To be applied to suitably primed structural steel
- Simplicity - Simplified specification and simple application procedures.
- Cost effective - Due to its easy-to-apply, water-based formulation
- Brosteel Ultra 60 is a specialist water-based product that a competent contractor will find easy to apply. Application is by brush, roller or airless spray.
- Suitable for C1 and C2 environments.
- Certified - Certificates of Conformance and Installation can be supplied with every purchase.
- Refer below for details
- If a finish is required, either for decoration or protection against moisture Brosteel Ultra 60 can be overcoated with Bollom Flameguard Ultra Topcoats
- Fully fire tested BS476:Part 20/21:1987.
- Can be applied with a roller, brush or airless spray.
- Certain types of primers can cause adhesion problems and should be avoided:
- Chlorinated rubbers
- Thermoplastic primers
Fire Protection Simplified
Brosteel Ultra 60 is designed to take the guesswork out of intumescent specification, the simplified formulation provides 30 minutes fire protection in only one coat - 60 minutes can be achieved in two coats.*
Certification & Approval
Brosteel Ultra 60 Intumescent Paint for Structural Steel has been fully fire tested BS476:Part 20/21:1987, and Installation and Conformance Certificates are supplied with every correctly applied purchase upon request.
How to get Fire Certification
It’s simple, just keep proof of purchase, batch numbers of the products used along with site details and contact Bollom Customer Services Department on 0191 410 6611 with the information and they will send you the relevant Certificate of Supply within 5 working days.
|Theoretical Coverage:||0.7 litres/m² @ 0.5mm DFT|
Note: The volume solids content of this material has been measured in accordance with the method laid down in ISO 3233: 1998.
Coverage & Application Rates
Brosteel Ultra 60 is suitable for all types of structural steel, subject to the following minimum steel thicknesses:
|Universal Beam||- flange thickness 7.6mm|
|Universal Column||- flange thickness 6.8mm|
|Hollow Sections (30 minutes)||- wall thickness 3.6mm|
|Hollow Sections (60 minutes) 4 sided beam or column||- wall thickness 5.0mm|
|Hollow Section (60 minutes) 3 sided beam||- wall thickness 8.0mm|
Loadings based on steel section factor (Hp/A) of 300M -1 for UB & UC’s and 205M -1 for Hollow Sections and 130m -1 for Hollow Beam Sections
Loadings based on a critical temperature of 620˚C for horizontal I-section beams supporting a concrete slab, 550˚C for all other I-sections and 520˚C for all Hollow sections. The table below gives the recommended coverage rates in m 2 /litre and wet and dry film thicknesses (WFT & DFT).
|EXPOSURE||HORIZONTAL BEAMS||VERTICAL COLUMNS|
|30 Minutes Fire Resistance||30 Minutes Fire Resistance|
|m² /L||WFT||DFT||m² /L||WFT||DFT|
|60 Minutes Fire Resistance||60 Minutes Fire Resistance|
|m² /L||WFT||DFT||m² /L||WFT||DFT|
|Hollow Sections: Square, Rectangular & Circular||Hollow Sections: Square, Rectangular & Circular|
|30 Minutes Fire Resistance||60 Minutes Fire Resistance*|
|m² /L||WFT||DFT||m² /L||WFT||DFT|
Maximum Wet Film Thickness per coat: Brush/roller: 0.61mm. Airless spray: 1.0mm.
The following instructions are for on-site application only. For off- site application, refer to Tor Coatings/Rawlins Paints Technical
- The primer is compatible with Brosteel Ultra 60 and has been applied correctly.
- The overcoating period for the primer has not been exceeded.
- The correct primer is used for galvanised steel.
- All damage to the primer has been repaired & re-primed.
- Site and weather conditions are within specification.
- Brosteel Ultra 60 is stored correctly.
- Surface is clean, dry and free from contamination.
- Correct spray equipment is available, if appropriate.
- Application instructions have been read prior to commencement of work.
- Ensure different basecoats are not applied on the same section of steel.
- Equipment should be clean and free from contaminants or dried material.
- Wet film gauges are available for use.
Brosteel Ultra 60 should be applied onto a clean, undamaged, dry and primed steel surface.
Certain types of primers can cause adhesion problems and should be avoided. These include:
- Chlorinated rubbers
- Thermoplastic primers
Tor Coatings have carried out compatibility testing on a wide range of primers and can be contacted on +44 (0)191 410 6611 for confirmation of compatibility with Brosteel Ultra 60.
Galvanised surfaces should be prepared by an application of T-wash or mordant solution followed by a compatible non- saponifiable primer. The primer should be applied in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
If a zinc rich primer is used, it is advisable to seal this with a suitable tie coat or travel coat prior to shipment to site. If the steel is left exposed to the atmosphere with just a zinc rich primer, surface salts may build up on the steel. These salts, if not adequately removed, may cause adhesion problems for any subsequent coating applied. Removal of the salts can be achieved by high- pressure washing.
If adequate removal of the salts cannot be guaranteed, a suitable tie coat may have to be applied prior to the application of the Brosteel Ultra 60. Tor Coatings should be consulted for technical advice when zinc rich primers or the overcoating of existing paints are specified for use.
Site Conditions During Application
Brosteel Ultra 60 is recommended for application and use on dry protected structural steel only. If the basecoat is allowed to get wet, it is likely to be damaged – blistering and wrinkling may occur. Brosteel Ultra 60 should only be applied when the air and steel temperatures are above 5°C. Relative humidity should be below 80% for successful application. Steel surface temperature should be a minimum of 3°C above the dew point. Ensure the steel is dry and free from contact with rain or condensation during the application and drying of Brosteel Ultra 60.
Brosteel Ultra 60 must be thoroughly mechanically stirred prior to use.
Brosteel Ultra 60 may be applied up to a maximum wet film thickness (WFT) of 1.0mm in a single spray coat comprising of several quick passes. Achieving maximum loadings will depend on site conditions. Build up thickness to achieve loading required in several quick passes. It may be possible to apply two coats of Brosteel Ultra 60 in one day particularly if the atmospheric temperature is above 20°C and relative humidity below 70%. However, before doing this, ensure that the previously applied coat is dry, particularly in the web/flange junctions. The airless spray equipment recommended is a Graco King unit (or equivalent) with a pump ratio no less than 45:1.
- Operating Pressure: 2500 - 3000psi (175 - 210 kg/cm² )
- Tip Size: 17 - 21 thou
- Fan Angle: 20° - 40°
- Hose Diameter: 10mm (3/8”) (Internal Diameter)
- Hose Length: Max. 60 metres, in-line filters should not normally be used.
For brush application use a “laying on” technique to avoid heavy brush marking. Maximum wet film per coat when applied using a brush or roller is 6.1mm. A short piled roller will produce a light textured finish.
During application, measure the wet film thickness frequently with a WFT gauge to ensure the correct thickness is being applied. To use the gauge, insert the teeth into the wet basecoat. The last tooth to be coated indicates the wet film thickness achieved. In the event of over or under applications, adjustments to the loading rates of subsequent coats will be required.
Final Thickness Check
Take dry film thickness (DFT) readings as soon as the coating is sufficiently hard to allow a reading to be made without indenting the surface.
DFT’s may be taken using equipment such as a magnetic pull off gauge, electronic dry film gauge, or a measure of sample flake with Micrometer. Ensure that the DFT of the primer is deducted from the reading of the basecoat. Do not apply finish until the readings are in accordance with the specified thicknesses.
Application of Finish
Once DFT’s have been achieved as specified, a finish can be applied, either for decoration or protection against moisture. A range of finishes are available, please consult Tor Coatings for an approved list of finishes. Ensure the Brosteel Ultra 60 is completely dry before applying finish.
Damaged areas should be abraded back to a sound surface. The surface should then be clean and dry before re-applying. Once repaired finish should be re-applied.
Drying of Brosteel Ultra 60 is dependent upon a number of factors including:
- Air movement
- Method of Application
- Thickness of coating
High humidity and low air movement or low steel temperatures can result in condensation on the steelwork causing prolonged drying times and possibly poor basecoat adhesion.
Recoat Times In Hours
Indications of recoat or finishing times taking into account loading areas and application methods are given below:
- Hours per application (0.2mm wft) - Thin coat
- Hours per application (0.5mm wft) - Medium coat
- Hours per application (1.0mm wft) - Thick coat
|0.2mm||3 hours||2 hours||1 hour|
|0.5mm||4 hours||3 hours||2 hours|
|1.0mm||6 hours||4 hours||3 hours|
*Wet Film Thickness
- Brushing or rollering adds about 20% to drying time (compared to spraying).
- Drying times are doubled at 5°C or at over 75% relative humidity.
- Final drying time before finishing is a minimum of 16 hours.
- These figures are based on constant conditions, fluctuations up or down will give variations to the drying time. If overnight condensation causes wetting a further full drying period should be allowed.
Brosteel Ultra 60 should be stored internally between 5°C and 30°C. Do not store below 5°C. At temperatures above 25°C, the shelf life will be reduced. Shelf life is normally 9 months in sealed containers (see Date of Manufacture).
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. 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.
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.
- Brush, Roller, Spray
- 0.7 litres/m² @ 0.5mm DFT
- Touch Dry
- See Data Sheet
|Perry on 05/08/2019|| |
Can this item be painted over a cleaned red oxide finished rsj?
Brosteel Ultra 60 should be applied onto a clean, undamaged, dry and primed steel surface. Certain types of primers can cause adhesion problems and should be avoided, these include:
The manufacturer have carried out compatibility testing on a wide range of primers, if you wish to check compatibility on your specific primer please provide our Technical Team with a full product name (including brand) and/or product data sheet - [email protected]
|Nicholas Hall on 28/03/2019|| |
Hi, I need 60 minutes of fire protection on a steel beem 152 x 152 x 37 UC 6m span. How much paint would I need to achieve this? Kind Regards Nick
Assuming all 4 sides of the steel are exposed you would have a surface area of approximately 5.5m² which would require 11 litres of Bollom Brosteel Ultra 60 to acheive 60min protection.
|Jack Manton on 27/03/2019|| |
Could you send over the NBS information for this product?
There isn't currently an NBS specfication for this product so all information can be found in the data sheets downloadable from the Attachments tab on the product page.
|brian walsh on 24/01/2019|| |
hi can I please be sent a copy of the Bollom Brosteel Ultra 60 3rd party BS certification
The Certifire Certificate of Approval can be downloaded from HERE.
|Gareth Moores on 08/01/2019|| |
Does this product have a BBA certificate?
No, it is EPA Compliant (1998) and has been fully fire tested to BS476:Part 20/21:1987 by Warrington Certification Limited part of Exova (UK) Ltd. Certifire Certificate of Approval No CF 624 a copy of which can be emailed on request.
|Romon on 10/12/2018|| |
Hi do you have to apply Brosteel top coat to it or can I not just apply a deluxe paint for a top coat?
Bollom Brosteel Ultra 60 must only be overcoated with one of the approved Bollom Flameguard Ultra topcoats.
|simon gleave on 17/11/2018|| |
can you have a top coat fire retardant paint for steel colored ral 7001 silver grey?
Yes, for example you could apply Bollom Brosteel Ultra 60, followed by any of the Bollom Flameguard Ultra Topcoats in RAL 7001 Silver Grey.
|Andy on 13/09/2018|| |
We're having trouble spraying this product it seems to be really solid in the bucket, any ideas.?
The manufacturer advises mixing the paint before use using a plasters whisk attachment on a drill. This should break down the coating and allow it to be applied by a suitable heavy duty airless spray unit. See under Application Methods on the Technical Data Sheet available to download from the Download section on the product page.
|keith hillier on 10/08/2018|| |
can you supply Flameguard Brosteel Ultra Gloss in red what is its availability and cost including delivery to tilbury in essex
Bollom Flameguard Ultra Gloss can be ordered HERE and is available in most RAL and BS colours.
|Pauline Harris (Polly) on 29/06/2018|| |
Hi. I need intumescent white paint to cover a steel post of.....88.9x4 CHS to 60 min coverage. I will require a certificate for Building Control on completion. I like the look of the one you talk about on your website as only needs two coats to get it to required 60 mins. Also water based and east to apply. Many thanks Kindest regards Polly
Bollom Brosteel Ultra 60 would not be able to achieve 60min protection on this steel size due to the wall thickness being too thin. If you contact our Technical Department directly on 0113 2455450 or [email protected] they will be able to take some more information and advise a suitable intumescent for you.
|Jim Douglas on 09/05/2018|| |
Can you use this product on timber
No, however you can see our 30 and 60 minute systems for timber HERE.
|John Soutar on 26/03/2018|| |
Can your paint be used on galvanised steelwork and is it necessary?
Bare galvanised steel must first be prepared and primed with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3. Follow manufacturers instruction for preparation, use, overcoating times, etc.
|iulian dragoi on 06/02/2018|| |
Can we paint bollams 60min intumescent paint over steel painted with red oxide ?
Brosteel Ultra 60 should be applied onto clean, undamaged, dry and primed steel surfaces.
Certain types of primers can cause adhesion problems and should be avoided, these include:
The manufacturer has carried out compatibility testing on a wide range of primers, for confirmation of compatibility with Brosteel Ultra 60 please contact our Technical Department on 0113 2455450 or [email protected]
|lindsay nichol on 17/08/2017|| |
Question: do you need to use a primer of some sort on new universal steel beams before applying the ultra 60 thank you
|darren gunn on 12/07/2017|| |
Question: can you please advise a suitable primer for bare steel under the brosteel ultra 60.
Assuming adequately prepared, bare mild steel we would recommend Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosion.
|PRAVEEN KUMAR on 30/04/2016|| |
Question: We are in process of redesigning a restaurant in basement and want to keep the steel beams exposed. We need a 60 minute paint so is this product suitable for us to use and how could be obtain the certification.?
Bollom Brosteel Ultra 60 will provide 60 minute fire protection on most standard structural steel sections. It is important to check that your steel is suitable according to the information in the Brosteel Ultra 60 Brochure available to download from our 'DATASHEETS' tab on this product page. Alternatively you can contact our Technical Team and provide them with the dimensions of your steel sections and they can confirm whether they would be suitable and if so how much Brosteel you would require. You can request a Certificate of Conformance and Installation from ourselves to provide to your authority as proof of completion after applying the product.
|Nigel Lamb on 13/03/2016|| |
Question: Does Bollom Brosteel Ultra 60 have BBA or CE approval for protecting a steel frame in a residential new build.
Neither, but it has succesfully been tested by Certifire who are an independent third party certification scheme that assures performance, quality, reliability and traceability of fire protection products. They are recognised by regulatory authorities worldwide, and is an internationally respected mark of fire safety and one of the most authoritative in the industry. I will forward you a copy of the Certificate now.
|Rob Boteler on 01/06/2015|| |
Will Bollom Brosteel Ultra 60 meet UK building regulations (Part B: Fire Safety) in the UK if we want to expose steel beams in our living room?
Bollom Brosteel Ultra 60 will provide 30 or 60 minute protection to structural steelwork. It is important that you check with your authority what level of fire protection is required for the steel on your project but usually for residential properties it will be 30 minute protection that is required. You can apply Bollom Brosteel Ultra 60 and then request a Certificate of Conformance and Installation from ourselves to provide to your authority as proof of completion.
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