Flame retardant coatings can be applied to a variety of substrates. They are particularly beneficial in high traffic areas including schools, hospitals and residential blocks, where their resistance to the spread of fire, offers occupants of the building enough time to safely leave the building.
There are many different types of flame retardant coatings available for varying substrates, so getting the right specification for your particular need requires the technical support of specialist manufacturers, who have experts that take samples of the areas where the coatings are to be applied.
The sampling process determines the number of layers of paint already on the surface and the integrity of the existing surface. Both these considerations are essential in order to understand what surface preparation is required and specification applied to ensure the flame retardance of the finished area.
Many of the flame retardant systems also offer an anti-graffiti solution, often an essential requirement for communal areas such as stairwells and corridors.
All environments and requirements differ, so please contact your local Bagnalls branch who will work with our supply chain to offer you the best technical solution, these include, Crown Trade Timonox, Dulux Trade Pyroshield, Johnstone’s Trade flame retardant coatings and Tor coatings.