1002 Fire Retardant Varnish

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Typical Coverage (per coat)20m² per pack
Touch DryBasecoat: 18 hours / Overcoat: 8 hours
ApplicationBrush, Roller, Spray
The figures stated above are approximate. Please ensure you refer to all datasheets for full application information.

Rawlins Paints’ brand of 1002 Fire Retardant Varnish is a clear fire retardant varnish system to achieve Class 1, Class 0 and new EN Class B s2 Fire Protection on interior or exterior timber and timber derived substrates. When exposed to fire, 1002 Fire Retardant Varnish will expand to create an intumescent coating for protection. A Certificate of Supply is available with each purchase.

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Fire Retardant Varnish for Wood and Timber

Rawlins Paints’ 1002 Fire Retardant Varnish is a heat resistant and clear intumescent varnish for wood and timber, applied in two coats* to achieve Class 1, Class 0 and EN Class B s2 d0 Fire Protection on timber and timber derived substrates. Available in interior and exterior grades in matt, satin or gloss finishes, each pack protects 20m². A Certificate of Supply is available for each project.

The special fire resistant formula provides a tough, clear, durable finish to panelling, cladding and trim. This fireproof varnish has a clear finish which enhances the natural beauty of the substrate while creating a fire protection for new and prepared existing surfaces. The clear overcoat provides protection against UV and wear. The overcoat is produced in two versions:
- a water based interior grade available in a matt or satin finish;
- a solvent based exterior grade available in a matt, satin or gloss finish.

Intumescent Coating for Fire Protection on Wood

When exposed to fire, 1002 Fire Retardant Varnish expands to create an insulating barrier, protecting timber surfaces from flames, heat, and oxygen and suppressing emission of deadly smoke and gasses. This intumescent coating will provide effective fire protection.

Fire Certification & Guarantee

A Certificate of Supply can be issued upon request for each correctly specified project for insurance, Fire and Building Control Authority and client records against proof of purchase. Fire performance is guaranteed if all instructions are followed correctly.

The Basics
What you really need to know...

Each pack will cover 20m².

Protects internal & external timber to British Standard Class 1 & Class 0 and new European EN Class B s2 d0

Leaves a clear varnish finish which can be matt, satin or gloss

Can be applied to bare or previously coated timber (see data sheet for full details)

Can be applied by brush, roller or spray

A Certificate of Supply can be issued with every purchase

Fully tested and approved to British Standards

Suitable for non-specialist application

Suitable for off-site application

Only a two coat* system, reducing labour costs

Each pack contains:

1002 Fire Retardant Varnish Basecoat (incl. activator)

1002 Fire Retardant Varnish Overcoat (matt, satin or gloss)

1.5” Professional Paint Brush

Certificate Application Form

Technical Data Sheet & Application Notes

The System

The first coat of the system is with 1002 Fire Retardant Varnish Basecoat, which is an easy 1:1 ratio two pack waterborne base coat which requires mixing before use. The second coat is with 1002 Fire Retardant Varnish Overcoat. The interior grade is water based and requires just 1 coat; the Exterior Grade is solvent based and requires 2 coats.

Both the basecoat and overcoat are included in each pack of 1002 Fire Retardant Varnish.

Each pack of 1002 Fire Retardant Varnish contains sufficient material to treat NO MORE than 20m² of flat timber area at the recommended coverage rates. If applied to a larger area, the degree of fire protection intended will not be achieved and subsequent adhesion problems may be encountered.

Fire Test Standards

BS EN Class B s2 d0 (See ‘New Fire Regulations & Tests Explained’)

Class 0 (includes Class 1)

New Fire Regulations & Tests Explained

The new fire standard BS EN test lasts 20mins with airflow replaces the old BS 476 tests which lasted 10mins and restricted airflow.

The new standard for flamespread and heat release Class B replaces Class 0.

The new BS EN tests also monitor:

Smoke and Gas ‘s’ – s1 and s2 are none or very low and compliant levels, s3 moderate, s4 high smoke.

Flaming Droplets or Airborne Particulates – dO is none, d1 some, d2 and d3 moderate > high levels.

Note: For 30 & 60 minutes fire resistance, contact the Technical Department on 0113 2455450 - an alternative system will be offered. For fire doors see: Fire Protection for Doors

This product has a short shelf life and must be used within 6 months of receipt.

*The 2 coat system is for interior areas, exterior areas will be a 3 coat system due to the extra coat of overcoat required.

Send us your question


Hi I have a small oak table (just making it so untreated) which needs to have a fire rated varnish applied ,please can you advise on which of your products you suggest using . Also will require a fire certificatekind regardsPaul

PAUL STAKER from medstead (uk) - 15/11/16


Furniture made from solid, bare timber requiring BS Class 1, Class 0 and EN Class B Surface Spread of Flame protection we normally recommend 1001 Fire Retardant Treatment as this soaks into the wood so cannot be worn off by constant use.

Hello, a couple of months ago we applied this product to a timber ceiling. A few 'dry' looking patches have started to appear. Can we apply another product like Danish Oil on top of the fire retardant?Thanks, Carl Baldwin

Carl from Halesworth (UK) - 29/09/16

'Dry' patches would only be present on a system like 1002 Fire Retardant Varnish due to under application. We would assume these areas have been missed or only a very thin coat applied, to rectify clean and sand the area and re-apply the 1002 Fire Retardant Varnish system to these areas. DO NOT under any circumstances apply Danish Oil.

We have 15 2 metre by 1 metre wooden honour boards at the grammar school we need to have fire protected. The boards themselves are varnished/stained and have been sign written. What product do you you recommend we use?

Richard Mountain from Colchester (UK) - 03/06/16

Bollom Intulac Ultra system can be applied over existing varnish (a maximum of four, single, well-adhered coats). This is a simple, clear 3 coat system to upgrade surfaces to British Standard Class 0 Surface Spread of Flame.

How do you remove old fire retardant paint from wood?

Britton from York (North Yorkshire) - 04/03/16

We recommend using 1402 Pro Coating Remover to remove existing fire retardant coatings.

How much 1002 Fire Retardant Varnish do i need to cover 9 internal doors (exposed pine - reclaimed), will 1 pack be enough?

nick from london (uk) - 15/10/15

1 x 20m² pack of 1002 Fire Retardant Varnish would be sufficient to coat 1 side of all 9 doors, but this will only upgrade them to BS Class 1/0. If you are trying to turn your doors in to 30min fire doors then you need to use our Fire Door Varnish (30min), each pack will upgrade 4 door sides.

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1002 Fire Retardant Varnish MSDS Base


1002 Fire Retardant Varnish MSDS Activator


1002 Fire Retardant Varnish MSDS Overcoat (Interior Grade)


1002 Fire Retardant Varnish MSDS Overcoat (Exterior Grade)

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