CLEAR SYSTEM / COLOURED SYSTEM
The Firecote Varnish and Firecote Woodgard systems provide a clear
or a coloured intumescent fire protection for wood and wood based
The products have been tested to provide Class 1 Surface Spread
of Flame, Class 0 Fire Propagation and in some cases Half Hour Fire
Resistance, in accordance with BS476 parts 5, 6, 7 & 21
Areas of use
Softwood, Hardwood, Natural Veneers, Plywood, Chipboard, Hardboard,
New Work and refurbishment projects in Public Buildings, Schools,
Offices, Shopping Centres, Housing, Leisure Complexes, etc.
Include the upgrading of internal surfaces of log built structures.
Limitations of use
Firecote Varnish is less suitable where surfaces are exposed to
mechanical damage stress and not suitable for outdoor use or wet
Firecote Woodgard is more robust than Firecote Varnish System and
has good resistance to mechanical damage stress. However, it is
not suitable for use on exposed external surfaces or in wet areas.
E.g. Surfaces which come in contact with water.
Exposure to heat and sunlight
Discolouration or blistering of the Firecote Varnish System may
result from exposure of coated timber to excessively strong direct
sunlight, hot surfaces above 60 degrees C e.g. Timber adjacent to
windows or radiators.
|Clear Satin, Matt
+ Ral Colours
FIRE CHECK DOORS (20 MINS INTEGRITY)
Remove all existing paints, varnishes etc.
To achieve 20 minutes integrity apply two coats of Firecote Varnish to the whole door and apply
a third coat to the panelled area to a total loading of 600gms/M2
and followed with one coat of clear varnish.
To achieve 20 minutes integrity apply two coats of Firecote Woodgard to the whole door and apply
a third coat to the panelled area to a total loading of 630gms/M2
and followed with one coat of gloss paint.
All surfaces must be clean and free from dust, oil, wax, grease
For preparation of surfaces other than untreated timber, contact
our Technical Department.
Timber for staining
The recommended stains for pre treatment of timber surfaces to
be overcoated with Firecote Varnish are Sikkens and Saddolins Stains. DO NOT USE WATER REPELLENT STAINS.
For other manufacturers products a small area should be
tested for compatibility. Stains should be allowed to dry for 3
to 7 days before the Firecote treatment is applied.
Surfaces impregnated with factory flame retardant salts normally
require a prior application of Firecote Interface Primer.
Should be washed down with white spirit or methylated spirit to
Highly absorbent surfaces
Should be pre treated with Firecote Interface Primer thinned down
with 30% water.
Painted or varnished surfaces
Surfaces in good condition should be thoroughly abraded. Those
treated with an acid resistant coatings, e.g. emulsion paints containing
lime or chalk, on should have the coatings completely removed. Polyurthane
coatings and wallboards with imitation veneers may have long term
adhesion problems and Firecote Interface Primer should be used.
Firecote Interface Primer is a transparent PVC based sealer/primer.
The application certificate supplied by TayFire on the initial
purchase of the material should be kept on record by the Building
TayFire (International) Ltd recommend that surfaces treated with
Firecote Varnish and Firecote Woodgard should be re treated after
a period of around 5 - 7 years. Re coating may also be required
at an earlier stage if the surface is subjected to mechanical or
Please contact our Technical Department for further advice.
Methods of application
Brush, paint roller or airless spray.
By brush or roller the material should be "laid" on and
not brushed out. Excessive brushing tends to make the product more
difficult to work with.
By airless spray the recommended equipment is the Graco King with
a minimum pump ratio of 45: 1. Air pressure at tip 3000 PSI. Air
Hose diameter 3/8". Tip size 11 - 17 thou.
The material should be applied in temperatures + 10 degrees C with
a relative humidity not exceeding 75%. To facilitate drying electric heaters and/or dehumidifiers should be used. When
the Firecote Varnish gets cold during the winter months, it can
be warmed up by standing the containers in hot water which should
ease application. Do not overheat the product.
|Firecote Varnish & Firecote Woodgard
||25kgs, 12.5 kgs, 5kgs, 2.5kgs.
|Firecote Varnish Top coat
||10 Litres, 5 Litres, 2.5 Litres.
Cleaning of application equipment
||Warm Water with a small amount 2% - 5% acetic acid or
|Top Coat Clear
|Top Coat Coloured
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