Sherwin-Williams Cleanser/Thinner No.2 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.
Sherwin-Williams Firetex FX2005
Sherwin-Williams Firetex FX2005, a single pack thin film intumescent coating designed for in-shop application by airless spray to provide fire resistance for up to 120 minutes on structural steel.
- Tested and assessed to EN13381-8
- European Technical Approval 16-0588
- CE Marking Number 1121-CPR-GA5030
- Can resist normal weather conditions for up to 6 months without topcoat
- See below for application instructions and recommended topcots and primers
Sherwin-Williams Firetex FX2005 is a single pack thin film intumescent coating, designed for in-shop application by airless spray to provide fire resistance for up to 120 minutes on structural steel.
FIRETEX FX2005 can resist normal weather conditions for up to 6 months without topcoat provided it has had appropriate drying prior to exposure. After this time period an appropriate top coat shall be applied. After appropriate drying, FIRETEX FX2005 specifications can be exposed to the weather for up to 6 months provided that the specific use or storage does not lead to ponding water due to rainfall, condensation or other site/transportation/storage circumstances.
If the specific use or storage could lead to prolonged contact with water due to rainfall, condensation, or other site/transportation/storage circumstances, then a recommended topcoat must be used to prevent damage to the basecoat.
- Tested and assessed to EN13381-8
- European Technical Approval 16-0588
- CE Marking Number 1121-CPR-GA5030
Features & Benefits
- Single pack
- Flame retardant, thin film intumescent coating
- Provides fire resistance for up to 120 minutes on structural steel
- In-shop application by airless spray
- Base 2°C
% Solids by Volume:
- 75 ± 4% (ASTM-D2697-03)
- 272 gms/litre determined practically in accordance with UK Regulations PG6/23
- 351 gms/litre calculated from formulation to satisfy EC Solvent Emissions Directive
- 266 gms/kilo content by weight from formulation, to satisfy EC Solvent Emissions Directive
- For in-shop application, use FIRETEX C69 Fast-Track Blast Primer
- Several primers have been approved for use under FIRETEX FX2005. Please consult Sherwin-Williams/Rawlins Technical for detailed information
For certain dry, internal situations where the final colour/appearance is not critical, then FIRETEX FX2005 may remain un-topcoated.
For externally exposed steelwork and severe internal environments Acrolon C137V2 or Acrolon C237 must be used as a topcoat. For other internal environments where a topcoat is required then FIRETEX M71V2 should be used.
In all instances for subsequent re-decoration, use FIRETEX M71V2, Acrolon C137V2 or Acrolon C237 as appropriate.
FIRETEX FX2005 is designed for use over a suitably prepared and primed substrate.
Ensure surfaces to be coated are clean, dry and free from all surface contamination.
Under certain circumstances it may be possible to apply FIRETEX FX2005 directly to steel blast cleaned to a minimum standard of Sa2½ BS EN ISO 8501-1:2007, surface profile in the range 50-100 microns. Consult Sherwin-Williams/Rawlins Technical for further details.
- Nozzle Size : 21 – 27 thou (0.53 – 0.69mm) depending on application requirements
- Fan Angle : 30°
- Operating Pressure : 210kg/cm² (3000 psi)
The details of airless spray tip orifice size, fan angle and pressure are given as a guide. Smaller fan angles should be used where the size of the work to be sprayed makes this appropriate. It may be found that slight variation in tip orifice size or pressure will provide optimum atomisation in some circumstances. In general, the operating pressure should be the lowest possible consistent with satisfactory atomisation.
Use a 56:1 or 68:1 Graco King or equivalent. Use 3/8” (9.53mm) ID fluid lines where lengths in excess of 3 metres are required. In-line gun or pump filters should not normally be used. Maximum length of fluid line should not exceed 60 metres.
For use on narrow web sections, the smallest tip recommended is a 21 thou (0.53mm) with a 60 mesh pump filter.
Application Conditions and Overcoating
This material should preferably be applied at temperatures in excess of 5°C. In conditions of high relative humidity, ie 80-85% good ventilation conditions are essential. Substrate temperature shall be at least 3°C above the dew point and always above 0°C.
The material must be protected from moisture during the drying period. Moisture ingress prior to drying may affect the integrity and fire protective properties of the coating.
No more than 2 coats by airless spray should be applied within any 24 hour period.
If the maximum recommended thickness per coat is exceeded or high film thicknesses are overcoated prematurely, cracking may occur.
FIRETEX FX2005 is capable of withstanding external exposure without topcoat providing:
- The product is allowed to dry for at least 24 hours at 15°C in dry conditions with good air movement and ventilation. These conditions are based on a total dry film thickness of up to 800 microns. The drying time required will be increased if the film thickness is greater than 800 microns.
- The substrate temperature is at least 3°C above the dew point at the time of application and during the drying period.
Practical Application Rates - Microns Per Coat
Average Drying Times
|@ 15 ° C||@ 23 ° C|
|To touch:||30 minutes||20 minutes|
|To recoat:||4 hours||4 hours|
|To handle:||This will depend on the total thickness of FIRETEX FX2005 to be applied|
These figures are given as a guide only. Factors such as air movement and humidity must also be considered.
Maximum service temperature is 70°C. At temperatures greater than 40°C thermoplasticity may be observed.
Dry Film Thickness Measurement
All dft specifications quoted are mean values, measurements should be taken for I-Sections to the following recommendations:
- Web – 2 per 100cm length
- Flange – (upper, lower, inside and outside) – 1 per 100cm length
- High dft’s and/or reduced temperatures will extend the drying time and hence the period when dft measurement can be carried out accurately.
- For further information refer to Sherwin-Williams/Rawlins Technical.
Small areas of mechanical damage can be repaired using FIRETEX M72, FX1005 or FX2005 as preferred. Larger areas of mechanical damage should be repaired using FIRETEX FX1005 or FX2005 as preferred, applied by brush or spray.
All repairs should then have the original topcoat reinstated by brush or spray as required. Numerical values quoted for physical data may vary slightly from batch to batch.
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.
- Sherwin Williams
- Base Type
- Interior/Exterior Use
- interior; can be left exposed to normal weather for up to 6 months
- Mixture - see Safety Data Sheet
- Level of Protection
- Up to 120 minutes of fire protection
- Key Features
- Up to 120 minutes of fire protection on structural steel; can be left exposed to normal weather for up to 6 months
- Recommended Thinner/Cleaner
- No. 2
- Compatible Primers
- FIRETEX C69 Fast-Track Blast Primer
- Compatible Topcoats
- FIRETEX M71V2, Acrolon C137V2 or Acrolon C237
- Max. Application Temperature
- Min. Application Temperature
- 1.32 (relative)
- Solids by Volume
- 75 ± 4% (ASTM-D2697-03)
- 272 gms/litre determined practically in accordance with UK Regulations PG6/23.
- Shelf Life (from date of manufacture)
- 2 years
- UN Number
- Dry to Recoat (at 23°C)
- 4 hours
- Dry for Topcoat (at 23°C)
- 24 hours
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