Thermoguard Fire Varnish Basecoat is a clear intumescent varnish that is the first coat of a 2 coat system (3 coat externally) for the decorative Fire Protection of timber and timber derived substrates to Class 1, Class 0, EN Class B s2 d0. See Thermoguard Fire Varnish 30 & 60 Minute System for 30 & 60 minutes Fire Resistance.
Thermoguard Fire Varnish Overcoat (Interior)
Thermoguard Fire Varnish Overcoat (Interior) is a water based, clear UV and wear resistant varnish:
- The final coat of a 2 coat Thermoguard system
- For the decorative Fire Protection of timber and timber derived substrates to Class 1, Class 0, EN Class B s2 d0.
- See Thermoguard Fire Varnish 30 & 60 Minute System for 30 or 60 minutes Fire Resistance
- Clear or coloured stain options available
Intended Use – Clear Fire Protection Overcoat for Fire Varnish System for Interior Wood
Thermoguard Fire Varnish Overcoat (Interior)
Thermoguard Fire Varnish is a clear varnish system for the Fire Protection of timber and timber derived substrates to BS Class 1 and Class 0 Surface Spread of Flame as well as BS EN Class B s2 d0 (For 30 or 60 minutes Fire Resistance see Thermoguard Fire Varnish 30 & 60 Minute System). The special formula provides a tough, durable finish to internal wood (for exterior surfaces see Thermoguard Fire Varnish Overcoat (Exterior)). The clear finish enhances the natural beauty of the wood while providing protection against UV and wear as well as fire protecting new and previously varnished surfaces.
Thermoguard Fire Varnish Overcoat doubles up as Thermoguard Thermoproof Clear Sealer. The product is labelled on the containers as 'Fire Varnish Overcoat & Thermoproof Sealer' and is available in 20m² and 80m² pack sizes.
The Thermoguard Fire Varnish System is made up of Thermoguard Fire Varnish Basecoat which is a clear, intumescent varnish to be finished with Thermoguard Fire Varnish Overcoat (Interior) or Thermoguard Fire Varnish Overcoat (Exterior) in a clear matt or satin finish (a gloss finish is available in both interior and exterior versions in batch quantities for large projects). The Thermoguard Fire Varnish Overcoats provide protection against UV, weathering (exterior grade) and wear whilst Thermoguard Fire Varnish Basecoat provides the Fire Protection.
Intumescent Fire Protection
When exposed to fire, the Thermoguard Fire Varnish System expands to create an insulating barrier, protecting timber surfaces from flames, heat and oxygen and suppressing emission of deadly smoke & gasses.
Specification and Application
Prepare and apply – (INTERIOR)
- 1 coat of Thermoguard Fire Varnish Basecoat
- 1 coat of Thermoguard Fire Varnish Overcoat (Interior) Matt or Satin
Prepare and apply – (EXTERIOR, DAMP, HIGH WEAR AREAS or FRUITWOODS)
- 1 coat of Thermoguard Fire Varnish Basecoat
- 2 coats of Thermoguard Fire Varnish Overcoat (Exterior) Matt or Satin
Available Pack Sizes
- Thermoguard Fire Varnish Basecoat is available in 20m² packs
- Thermoguard Fire Varnish Overcoat (Interior) is available in 20m² and 80m² packs
- Thermoguard Fire Varnish Overcoat (Exterior) is available in 20m² and 40m² packs
Applicators should also refer to instructions on product containers.
Previously Varnished and Stained Surfaces or Wood Preservers
The Thermoguard Fire Varnish System can be applied over firmly adhered standard clear varnish. For existing stained varnishes, stain coatings, old fire coatings or if in doubt, contact our Technical Department on 0113 2455450.
- If preservatives are required, use rapid drying clear non waterrepellent grades**.
- For tanalised or other preservative treatments, contact our Technical Department.
**Allow adequate time for stain or preservative fluids to escape before applying the Thermoguard Fire Varnish System.
Fire Test Standards and Certification
- BS EN Class B s2 d0
- Class 1 and Class 0
Note - For 30 or 60 mins Fire Resistance see Thermoguard Fire Varnish 30 & 60 Minute System.
For fire protection to doors, see Fire Door Upgrade Kits
We will issue a Certificate of Supply upon request for each correctly specified project for Insurance, Fire and Building Control Authority and Client Records against proof of purchase.
NEW Fire Regulations and Tests Explained
- The new fire standard BS EN test lasts 20 mins. with airflow replaces the old BS 476 tests which lasted 10 mins and restricted airflow.
- The new standard for flamespread and heat release Class B replaces Class O.
The new BS EN tests also monitor -
- Smoke & Gas “s” – s1 + s2 are none or very low & compliant levels, s3 moderate , s4 high smoke.
- Flaming Droplets or Airborne particulates – dO is none, d1 some, d2 + d3 moderate > high levels.
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.
- Brush, Roller, Spray
- Supplied in pre-measured packs to apply 1 coat to 20m² or 80m²
- Touch Dry
- 8 Hours
|Simon fowler on 14/11/2016|| |
Question: Can this product be used straight on varnished wood, I think I've read it can but just want to make double sure before I purchase. Regards Simon
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