Bollom Fireshield Ultra Universal

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Typical Coverage (per coat)See Data Sheet
Touch DrySee Data Sheet
ApplicationBrush, Roller, Spray
The figures stated above are approximate. Please ensure you refer to all datasheets for full application information.

Bollom Fireshield Ultra Universal Intumescent Basecoat is a single pack solvent-based intumescent coating for fire protection of both internal and external structural steelwork. A very pale green in colour, it can provide up to 2 hours of fire protection and is ideal for winter/low temperature application. A Certificate of Performance and Installation is available on request.

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£307.22 + VAT

Bollom Fireshield Ultra Universal Intumescent Basecoat is a single pack solvent-based intumescent coating for fire protection of both internal and external structural steelwork. A very pale green in colour, Fireshield Ultra Universal can provide 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes of fire protection and is ideal for winter/low temperature application. A Certificate of Performance and Installation is available on request and the product is fully fire tested to BS476: Parts 20 & 21.

Features and Benefits

  • Suitable for interior and exterior steel
  • Ideal for winter/low temperature application
  • Provides 30, 60, 90 & 120 minutes fire protection
  • Fully fire tested to BS476: Parts 20 & 21
  • Suitable for applicaiton by brush, roller or spray

Check List

The following application instructions are for on-site applications only.

Ensure that:

  • The primer is compatible with Fireshield Ultra Universal and has been applied correctly.
  • The over coating period for the primer has not been exceeded.
  • All damage to the primer has been repaired and re-primed.
  • Site and weather conditions are within specification.
  • Fireshield Ultra Universal 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.
  • Equipment should be free from contaminants and dried material.
  • Wet film gauge.


Bollom Fireshield Ultra Universal should be applied onto a clean, undamaged, dry and suitably primed steel surface. Certain types of primers can cause adhesion problems and should be avoided. These include: Chlorinated rubbers and Bitumen. Galvanized surfaces should be prepared by an application of T-wash or mordant solution followed by a compatible 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 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 Fireshield Ultra Universal.

Bolloms should be consulted for technical advice when over coating of existing paints are specified for use. For Zinc Rich primers, which are generally porous, the application of a sealer such as Torlife TP Sealer is essential.

Application of Topcoat

  • Once the Fireshield Ultra Universal Basecoat has been applied to the specified DFT and is fully dry, it can be over coated with Bollom Flameguard Ultra Gloss.
  • If a top coat is not required immediately it can be left up to 12 months exposed without top coat once the Basecoat has dried fully.
  • If left for extended periods, some cleaning down and surface preparation may be required before finally applying Top Coat.
  • For long term durability and external use, top coat is required.
  • Due to the number of factors affecting drying times, the Fireshield Ultra Universal Basecoat should always be checked before application of top coat.

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.

Bollom Fireshield Ultra Universal has been made with the professional painter and decorator in mind and all products are easy to apply and have been fire tested to BS476: Parts 20 & 21.

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• Deliveries will be made within 3 working days (standard delivery)
• You must be UK mainland based for the free delivery offer.
• Postcodes listed are excluded from the free delivery and priced below.

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Next Day delivery and Saturday Service is available on stocked items for orders received before 11:00am only.

Because of the nature of our products, we use specially selected carriers to ensure safe and prompt delivery to you.

Please note: Any time or date named by Rawlins Paints Limited for delivery is given and intended as an estimate only and Rawlins Paints Limited shall not be liable to make good any damage or loss whether arising directly or indirectly out of a delay in delivery. Deliveries are made using a reliable nationwide carrier. Although over 99% of consignments arrive on time, we recommend that no labour is employed to undertake work until materials have arrived on site.

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