Zeroflame Aquasteel WB+
Aquasteel WB+ is an intumescent paint from Zeroflame that provides 30 and 60 minutes fire protection on standard steel sizes and profiles - quick & easy application, fast drying times, water based. Aquasteel WB+ is ideal for smaller jobs, easy to use with simplified coverage rates and certificate application.
Zeroflame continue to make things simpler
Zeroflame AquaSteel WB+ intumescent coating provides an easy and efficient alternative to cladding structural steel members in fire rated board! Zeroflame have combined the ability to protect standard steel sizes and profiles for both 30 and 60 minutes fire resistance in a single product.
By creating AquaSteel WB+ they have fast tracked the time consuming process of gathering all details on the steel members and calculating the exact of amount of materials needed for each steel member. This makes things so much easier!
Zeroflame have also produced a topcoat for AquaSteel WB+, you can find their topcoat here.
Features & Benefits
- Achieves both 1/2 hour and 1 hour fire resistance on structural steel
- Suitable for use on most standard steel sizes and profiles
- Tested to internationally accepted standards - BS476 Parts 20 & 21
- Can be applied by brush, roller or airless spray
- Simple specification
- Full specification and application details included on container label
- Certificate application included with each container
- Available in 2.5L, 5L and 10L sizes
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.
|Typical Coverage (per coat)||Refer to Table|
|Touch Dry||2 hours|
|Application||Brush, Roller, Spray|
|The figures stated above are approximate. Please ensure you refer to all datasheets for full application information.|
|Ben on 08/03/2018|
I want to paint some steel columns and then cover with a powder coated aluminium cover. Does the aluminium overclad effect the performance of the paint or should we paint the aluminium cladding with the ford paint instead? Thanks, Ben
We could not offer anything to fire protect the aluminium cover but if the structural steel was coated successfully with something like Zeroflame Aquasteel WB+, then in the event of a fire the intumescent requires an uninhibited air gap for expansion equivalent to 50 x the DFT (dry film thickness) of the intumescent.
|Nicola Greenwood on 28/10/2017|
Question: If the steel rsj has a red oxide coating on it can Zero flame be painted directly onto this or does another primer need to be painted onto the steel first please? Many thanks.
Steelwork to be coated with Zeroflame Aquasteel WB+ must be primed with an anti-corrosion primer suited to the intended environment of the building and applied to the manufacturers specification with the exceptions that the Dry Film Thickness does not exceed 100 microns and that thermoplastic, bitumen or chlorinated rubber coatings are not used. If the steel has been galvanised or coated with a zinc rich primer, a suitable tie-coat should be applied (consult the Technical Department for guidance).
Before applying Zeroflame Aquasteel WB+, patch prime any damaged areas and ensure the surface is dry, free from rust, oil, grease, dust and other contaminants. Existing decorative finishes must be removed.
|Nigel french on 20/09/2017|
Question: How many coats of Zero flame required to steel beam? Beam has the normal dark pink coating applied. Thanks.
The number of coats and spreading rate you need to apply will depend on the steels you have to protect and the level of fire protection you require. Download the Technical Data Sheet (TDS) from the 'DATASHEETS' tab on the product page for details.
|ian on 13/09/2017|
Question: For new un coated steel what is the best route. should i let the fabricators prime them in there normal red finish or use the Aquastel WB+ from the start?
|KJD on 19/06/2017|
Question: Do you have to use a primer with Zeroflame Aquasteel WB+?
Steelwork to be coated with Zeroflame Aquasteel WB+ must be primed with an anti-corrosion primer suited to the intended environment of the building and applied to the manufacturer's specification with the exceptions that the Dry Film thickness does not exceed 100 microns and that thermoplastic, bitumen or chlorinated rubber coatings are not used. If the steel has been galvanised or coated with a zinc-rich primer, a suitable tie-coat should be applied. Consult Technical Department for advice.
Before applying Zeroflame Aquasteel WB+, patch prime any damaged areas and ensure the surface is dry, free from rust, oil grease, dust and other contaminants. Existing decorative finishes MUST be removed.
|Hol on 13/10/2015|
What is a suitable primer for the Zeroflame Aquasteel WB+?
We recommend Rust-Oleum 3369/3380 CombiPrimer Anti-Corrosion.
|John Smith on 08/06/2015|
I have a CHS steel column in my kitchen which requires 30 minute protection. Can Zeroflame Aquasteel WB+ be overpainted with normal waterbased eggshell?
No. The spreading rate for 30 minute protection on a CHS (assuming it is made from steel at least 4mm thick) will be 0.4m² per litre. Once Zeroflame Aquasteel WB+ has been applied as required, if it is to remain visible in the property it must be overcoated with Zeroflame Aquasteel WB+ Finish, this is a water based eggshell finish that can be mixed to any RAL or BS colour.
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