• Thermoguard Timbercoat

Thermoguard Timbercoat

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Thermoguard Timbercoat is a durable fire protection paint for interior and exterior timber surfaces:

  • Thermoguard Timbercoat can achieve 30 & 60 minutes Fire Resistance in certain instances, see Thermoguard Timbercoat 30 & 60 Minute System
  • For BS Class 1/0 & EN Class B only see Thermoguard Timbercoat Insulating Basecoat
  • Expands to create a barrier, insulating wood from heat and oxygen
  • Touch Dry: 4 hours / Overcoat: 6 hours
  • Certificate of Supply available on request
  • 4000+ colours available from RAL, BS & NCS
  • Please note that colours chosen in this product will be produced as an `undercoat shade` ready for overcoating with Thermoguard Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat in the same colour. The same colour should be chosen in both basecoat and topcoat for best results.

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Fire Protection and Decoration of Wood in Buildings


Thermoguard Timbercoat

Thermoguard Timbercoat is a durable, wear, weather and wash resistant fire protection paint for decorative interior and exterior timber surfaces. Thermoguard Timbercoat can achieve 30 & 60 minutes Fire Resistance in certain instances, see Thermoguard Timbercoat 30 & 60 Minute System.



Intumescent and Water Vapour Action


When exposed to fire:-

  • Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat releases a vapour to suppress toxic gasses & prevent flamespread.
  • Thermoguard Timbercoat expands to create a barrier, insulating wood from heat and oxygen to prevent wood burning & fire penetration



Finish, Colours, Spread Rate and Pack Sizes


  • Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat is available in Matt or Eggshell finish in White, BS 4800, BS 381C, RAL and NCS colours (not metallic or fluorescent shades)
  • Timbercoat is available in White as standard but can also be tinted to BS 4800, BS 381C, RAL and NCS undercoat shades
  • Timbercoat and Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat are sold in 20m² and 80m² cans



Specification & Application


For 30 & 60 minute protection please see Thermoguard Timbercoat 30 & 60 Minute System.

For fire protection to doors, see Fire Door Upgrade Kits

Please note: Timber must be clean and thoroughly dry prior to application (maximum 18% moisture content). Any gaps should be sealed with Thermoguard Intumescent Mastic. Fire should be prevented from accessing unprotected wood surfaces and for external applications it is recommended wood has been sealed on the reverse face to stop water ingress.

NOT suitable for the topside of floor surfaces that will be trafficked/walked on.



Spray Equipment Suggestions


Spray equipment suggestions for Thermoguard Timbercoat and Thermoguard Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat;

  • Pressure Pot & Gun conventional unit with small compressor
  • Ensure all traces of solvent flushed out
  • Thin 5 > 10% with water to spray viscosity
  • Adjust fluid flow & air flow as normal for acrylic emulsion paint

OR

  • Airless Graco 1500, 3500 or equivalent
  • 3/8” line, 30 mesh filter on machine, not filter in gun
  • 521 or 523, broad areas 621 or 623 tip

Ensure coverage is applied as per can - i.e. 20m² can covers 20m², 80m² can covers 80m², etc.



Project Fire Certification


We issue a Certificate of Supply on request for projects for insurance, Fire and Building Control Authority and Client Records.



Preparation & Application Conditions


Preparation

  • Surfaces should be free of contamination, sound, clean and dry.
  • Thoroughly abrade knotting, gloss, hard or smooth paints. Check adhesion of any existing coatings.
  • Unknown coatings or old fire coatings – contact our Technical Department on 0113 2455450.



Application Conditions

  • Apply to dry wood in dry conditions.
  • Max. timber moisture content 18%.
  • Max. relative humidity 70%.
  • Min. temp 5°C and 2°C above dewpoint.
  • Protect from rain until 1st coat of Thermoguard Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat is dry.
  • Touch Dry: 4 hours / Overcoat: 6 hours
  • Ensure fully hard dry before next coat, only apply to dry timber in good drying conditions.



Durable & Eco Friendly

Thermoguard Timbercoat & Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat are water based, user and environment friendly.



Quality Assurance

Products are manufactured under ISO 9001.



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 and should be applied only by an individual with the necessary expertise and experience. 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.

Product Details
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Data sheet

Application Method
Brush, roller, spray
Coverage
Supplied in pre-measured packs to apply 1 coat to 20m² or 80m²
Touch Dry
4 hours
Dry to Recoat
6 hours
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Customer agrees that before placing an Order, Customer has read and understood the most up to date Product Data Sheet for the Product. Where we have access to the Product Data Sheet from the manufacturer, we will either provide a copy on request, or include a link to the Product Data Sheet available on the manufacturer’s website. Customer further agrees that we have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.


questions Baz on 2022-05-27 19:09:35
Question: 

How many square metres does a 25kg tin cover. Thanks

Answer: 

This product must be used as part of a system to a achieve level of fire protection on a suitable substrate.

As such the coverage rate and number of coats required can vary.

Please provide the information below to [email protected] and we can assist with a specification.

GENERAL TIMBER SURFACES
- Size of surface area to paint
- Timber thickness
- Level of Fire Protection required (Class 1, Class 0, 30min, 60min, etc.)
- Type of timber (i.e. pine, mdf, plywood, etc.)
- Type of Timber surface (i.e. T&G, feather edge / shiplap cladding, solid panels / sheets, etc.)
- Internal or external
- Use (i.e. floor, wall cladding, ceiling, etc.)
- Clear or coloured coating required?
- Bare or previously coated?

questions Jack miller on 2020-03-02 22:24:19
Question: 

Hi Does this need a special primer or top coat? Or is it a one coat system?

Answer: 

This is one part of a two part system and does require the appropriate topcoat. Please see Thermoguard Timbercoat BS Class 1/0 & EN Class B System or Thermoguard Timbercoat 30 & 60 Minute System.

questions Sally on 2018-07-01 12:41:11
Question: 

Can Themaguard paints be over painted with Farrow And Ball or other speciality paint?

Answer: 

Ideally Thermoguard want the topcoat of their system to remain the final finish as they can be produced in a wide range of finishes and colours (including colour matches). However, in certain instances if required Thermoguard do allow their systems to be over painted with a conventional decorative topcoat over their FULL system. Thermoguard would want their complete system applying, including their recommended topcoat in the nearest colour available and then (with their approval on your specific project) a like for like conventional topcoat can be applied - i.e. if you have used Thermoguard Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat Eggshell as your finish then you use an acrylic eggshell as a finish in the conventional decorative topcoat. Prior approval must be sought for this from our Technical Department before proceeding.

questions Karen on 2018-05-01 06:30:34
Question: 

Can this product be used as a topcoat over pre painted pressurised decking already painted with sadolin decking paint

Answer: 

No, Thermoguard Timbercoat is cannot be used on floor surfaces which will receive traffic.

questions Alan Smith on 2018-02-24 10:54:09
Question: 

Can Thermoguard be applied over Dulux Weathershield paint If so are there any special precautions required

Answer: 

Thermoguard Timbercoat can be applied over existing coatings in instances where surfaces are free of contamination, sound, clean and dry. Adhesion of the existing coating has been checked and found to be adequate and the coating is not unknown or another fire coating. Thoroughly abrade knotting, gloss, hard or smooth paints to provide a key before application. If in doubt, please contact our Technical Department before use.

questions phill clarke on 2018-02-04 17:41:05
Question: 

can it be used on mdf

Answer: 

Yes, MDF has a smooth and a coarse face, if coating the smooth face thoroughly abrade to provide a suitable key before application.

questions Brian on 2015-05-28 18:32:32
Question: 

Using Thermoguard Timbercoat (3 coats plus colour top coat) how long between coats ? Spec says touch dry 4 hrs but not for between coats.

Answer: 

Touch dry time is 4 hours, overcoat time is 6 hours. Based on good drying conditions at 20°C.

  

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