Thermoguard Wallcoat is an intumescent basecoat used as part of a complete system to upgrade potentially dangerous ‘multi-layer’ previously painted walls & ceilings in communal areas. It controls surface spread of flame and fire propagation to Class 0 & EN Class B and can be applied to painted plaster, Artex, plasterboard, brick and concrete.
Thermoguard Wallcoat is a smoke and flame retardant fire protection paint upgrade system that achieves EU and new British safety standards on walls and ceilings.
Intended Use – Protection and Decoration of Buildings
Thermoguard Wallcoat is an intumescent paint with smoke and flame Retardant properties for upgrading potentially dangerous ‘multi-layer’ previously painted walls & ceilings. It controls surface spread of flame and fire propagation to Class 0 & EN Class B. Total smoke control, flaming droplets and particulates to EN Class B s1 d0 (This system can also achieve 30 & 60 minutes Fire Resistance, see Thermoguard Wallcoat 30 & 60 Minute System).
Thermoguard Wallcoat Smoke and Flame Retardant Topcoat is a compatible, water-borne specialist finish that allows owners and operators of buildings to fulfil their Duty of Care for Fire Safety without having to compromise aesthetics. The system can be applied to painted plaster, Artex, plasterboard, brick and concrete.
To Specify, Simply State
To achieve BS EN Class B s1, d0, inspect and prepare in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and apply -
- 1 coat of Thermoguard Wallcoat
- 1 coat* of Thermoguard Wallcoat Smoke & Flame Retardant Topcoat in Matt or Eggshell Finish
*Apply 2 coats of Thermoguard Wallcoat Smoke & Flame Retardant Topcoat in Matt or Eggshell Finish in external, damp or high wear areas. 2 coats may also be required for strong/dark colours - To aid topcoat opacity Thermoguard Wallcoat can be tinted to undercoat shades if required at no extra cost - please call if required.
For 30 & 60 minute protection see Thermoguard Wallcoat 30 & 60 Minute System.
Fire Testing & Certification
Tested at UKAS Fire Test Laboratory -
- Achieved BS EN Class B s1 d0 - Highest standard
We issue a Fire Certificate upon request for each correctly specified project for Insurance, Fire and Building Authority and Client Records against proof of purchase. Certified Fire protection is guaranteed if all instructions are followed on suitable surfaces.
Flamespread & Smoke Protection
When exposed to fire, Thermoguard Wallcoat expands to create a fire protective barrier, insulating surfaces from heat and oxygen and preventing combustion. Thermoguard Wallcoat Smoke & Flame Retardant Topcoat (Matt & Eggshell) actively suppresses smoke, particles and flaming droplets.
UK Fire Safety Order 2005, Flamespread and Smoke
The Fire Safety Order 2005 requires property managers to comply with current fire standards for corridors, stairways, entrance lobbies etc. Even on non-combustible walls & ceilings, multiple layers of incompatible paints “Multi-Layer” often create the worst Class 4 - EN Class E - Surface Spread of Flame risk.
While the British Class 0 is still accepted, it will soon become defunct, as it has been superseded by the safer standard BS EN Class B s1 d0, with its more rigorous flame-spread protection and control of dangerous smoke and burnt particulates.
NEW EU/BS EN Fire Standard Explained
- EU fire standard BS EN Class B replaces BS476 Class 0
- In 2012 both BS476 and BS EN comply, but BS 476 is rapidly being replaced by the more severe and realistic EN test including air flow.
- BS EN also monitors dangerous smoke. The safest class is s1
- BS EN also measures flaming droplets & burnt particulates. The safest class is d0
- The new safest standard for corridors, stairs etc is BS EN Class B s1 d0.
Finish, Colours and Availability
- Wallcoat Smoke & Flame Retardant Topcoat is available in Matt or Eggshell finish in White, BS 4800, BS 381C, RAL and NCS colours (not metallic or fluorescent shades)
- Wallcoat is available in White Matt only as it is a basecoat
- Wallcoat and Wallcoat Smoke & Flame Retardant Topcoat are sold in 25m² and 100m² cans
Preparation and Application
Surfaces should be sound and firmly adhering, clean, dry and free of surface contamination. Remove loose, flaking or suspect paint and adequately abrade existing smooth or hard coatings – abrasion not needed on Vinyl Matt.
Apply by brush or roller, thinning to a maximum 5% with water, provided specified spread rate is achieved. Maintain wet edge during application.
During application and drying, ensure a minimum temperature of 5°C, maximum relative humidity 75% and surface temperature at least 3°C above dew point. Avoid condensation.
Environmental, Health & Safety
Thermoguard Wallcoat SFR system is low odour, low VOC and water based, thus user and environmentally friendly.
Products manufactured under ISO 9000.
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.
|The figures stated above are approximate. Please ensure you refer to all datasheets for full application information.|
|m flynn on 11/04/2017|
Question: Can this or any other of your products be used as fire retardants on polystyrene ceiling tiles.
No, sorry I'm afraid we do not have a product suitable for this application.
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