Application of NoFire Paint

How is it applied....and where?

A 22.75-litre pail of NoFire can be mixed in its container using a portable hand drill. It is important to mix contents thoroughly, from the bottom, prior to use.

A clean, dry surface, free of grease, flaking, loose materials or rust and suitable for ordinary painting is suitable for NoFire. There are no special preparations required.

Any person who can use a brush, roller or operate a paint sprayer can apply NoFire. The techniques are identical to the application of ordinary latex paint. However, there is one important difference: Ordinary paint is usually applied to an unspecified thickness; simply the thickness necessary to provide a decorative finish. For most applications this requires two coats of paint.

NoFire will likely require only one coat. NoFire must be applied to a specified thickness. The required thickness depends on many factors including : type of surface, surface material, level of protection, length of protection and code requirement. The NoFire Application and Technical Data Information provides further details on applied thickness.

It is important to note that the nature of the NoFire coating allows it to be applied in ONE SPRAY APPLICATION for the vast majority of uses. This is an important labor saving feature, when compared to other techniques that require two or more coats or application steps with several hours of drying time between coats. The result is a total job cost that is comparable to ordinary paint, as shown on this chart.

Applications and Uses

  1. Construction

    Residential - Commercial

    Walls - Ceilings - Satairwells - Electrical Closets - Doors - Wood and Wood Products - Metals - Composites.

    OEM Products

    Partitions - Wallboard - Furniture - Siding - Exterior Paneling.

    Structural Steel

    One, Two hour UL fire protection.

    Speciality

    Displays - Movie sets - Trade Show Displays.
  2. Industrial

    Warehouse - Factory - House

    Pipes - Conduits - Electrical - tanks - Storage
  3. Transportation

    Trains - Monorails

    Undercarriage Protection - Bulkheads - Overheads.

    Automobiles

    Gas Tank Protection.

    AirCraft

    Bulkhead - Electrical - Fuselage Insulation.
  4. Maritime

    Surface Coating

    Combustibles - Pipies - Aluminium Dampers - Electrical.

    Structural

    Bulkheads - Decks - Insulation.
  5. Military

    Navy

    Structural - Bulkhead - Decks - Aluminium - Composites.

    Army

    Vehicles - Ordinance - Barracks.
  6. Nuclear
    One, two and three hour control cable fire protection.

A-18 Typical Coating Thickness

Wet Mil Film Thickness Sq ft / Gal
Non Combustible Surfaces – Unpainted e.g. metals, concrete 5-8 80-50
Non Combustible Surfaces – Painted e.g. Sheet rock, Fiberglass (depends upon paint thickness) 9-15 50-2
Combustible Surfaces e.g. wood, wood products, composites, except for foam 15-22 50-15
Marine – Combustible Surfaces 20-30 20-10
More Severe Conditions (high temperature,long duration) 45 10

Typical Coverage is :
66 Sq. Ft. Per Litre (at 6 mil wet=.635mm.)
To
16 sq. Ft. Per Litre (at 25 mil wet=.1524mm.)Depending on Surface Material and Requirements

One Brush Coat
Applies up to 5 mils wet thickness.

One Roller Coat
Applies up to 8 mils wet thickness.

One Spray Coat
Applies up to 25 mils wet thickness.