Fire Preventative Paints: Comparison

Passive 
Fire
 Prevention Products

Did you know here at Maker Coating we are suppliers of Intumescent Paints,
Class 0 & Class 1 Spread of Flame products & devices?

Utilizing proprietary software we can assist you in calculations in the loadings required to give you your prefered time protection.
Simply send over any applicable drawings and information and we can calculate the required coverage
according to steel sizes and thickness.

But What Exactly Do These Products Do?

Intumescent paints are the most common form of fire protection to steel.
There are different finishes available, depending on the required look.
The products are available in both Water and Solvent based forms with fire ratings from 15 minutes.

What’s the difference between the two?

Class 0 & Class 1
Spread of Flame

Are not intumescent paints nor will
they protect the substrate.
The testing under BS676 part 6 & 7 produces
a fire rating of Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 depending
upon how far a flame travels over a surface.
A Class 0 spread of flame material must
not only achieve a Class 1 classification for
spread of flame, but also BS 476 (part 6) Fire Propagation Test, which measures the
amount of heat released.

Intumescent

These are “Reactive Paints” in that when
subjected to heat above a specified
temperature it will react by swelling and
providing a thermally insulated barrier
against temperatures high enough to
weaken the supporting steel of a building.
The protection given is determined by steel
size and weight and intumescent paint loadings;
for a given steel size and weight the loadings will vary depending upon the paint type and the
required protection in terms of time.

Class 0 & 1 Spread of Flame

Timber Substrates
Concrete Substrates
Brick & Block Substrates
Floors
Walls
Ceilings
Doors

Intumescent / Fire Resistant

Structural Steel and Cast-Iron
Concrete
Plasterboard
Lath & Plaster Ceilings
Timber Substrates
Panel Doors

We can supply the following:

  • Protection for metal, timber, floors, walls and ceilings, doors, and more.
    Interior and exterior systems.
  • Products to meet classifications Class 1 & Class 0
    30, 60, 90, and 120-minute protection.
  • Wide range of topcoats to allow our systems to be finished in various colours and finishes.
  • Varnishes.
  • Door kits
  • Leading Manufacturer Brands..


Still not sure which product is best for you?

Explore our wide range of products by visiting our online store

If we can assist you with any projects please contact us on 01392822600 to discuss,
or e-mail any enquiries to [email protected]

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