As a Caterham business owner, director, or CEO, you carry the weight of responsibility. You have the burden of ensuring all staff can work in safe conditions and that your assets are protected, including any buildings you use.
One significant risk, especially in commercial and industrial settings, is the possibility of a fire breaking out. Not only can this endanger life, but it can also damage or destroy assets, not to mention the potential effects on the structural integrity of the building.
Revamp Spray understands that you want to avoid this nightmare scenario if at all possible.
Our intumescent painting contractors can improve your passive fire protection by applying a specialist coating to your building, which will give you peace of mind.
Read on to discover how we can help your business drastically limit the possibility of fire damage.
Intumescent paint is ingeniously designed with fire resistance in mind.
When exposed to high temperatures, in the event of a fire, a chemical reaction causes the coating to expand in a controlled manner up to fifty times its original thickness. Generally, it grows by 50mm for each 1mm of paint applied.
As it burns, the paint forms a layer of carbon known as a soft char or hard char, depending on the paint involved and the type of surface.
The charring forms an insulating layer as it's a poor heat conductor. This slows the fire's progress, potentially allowing all personnel to escape safely and reducing the risk of severe damage.
There are two main types of intumescent paint:
These can be solvent-based or water-based and are generally used in commercial and industrial settings. They remain inert unless exposed to temperatures between 200-250° when the chemical reaction occurs.
This is a more heavy-duty material, suitable for high-risk industries where fire protection is a prerequisite, such as those related to oil and gas production.
It's no exaggeration to say that intumescent paint spraying has the potential to save lives, and it certainly has done so in the past.
Even so, this innovative material has other benefits:
Intumescent paints aren't just practical in offering fire protection; they provide an excellent finish too! A wide variety of pigments can be added that enhance the look of exposed structural steel. You don't need to compromise on aesthetics for the sake of safety.
At Revamp Spray, we only use intumescent paint of the highest quality. This isn't only about improving the look of your property, it's also about safety and protection, and that is an area where we will never compromise.
We can apply paint in almost any colour you wish. Our specialist will work with you to find the best match for your building, whether inside or out. We can help you strengthen your corporate image and increase your fire protection at the same time.
Steel acts strangely at high temperatures. When it reaches 550°, structural elements made from steel begin to lose their load-bearing capacity, which can be disastrous.
A coating of intumescent paint will protect load-bearing elements for up to two hours in the event of a fire. By this time, it is likely that the fire will be extinguished, or at least under control.
An intumescent coating forces the fire to burn at a lower temperature, reducing the risk of heat damage to certain materials within the building, especially wood. It also lowers the possibility of smoke damage, which is one of the worst effects of a fire and is often overlooked.
Revamp Spray specialist on-site* intumescent paint sprayers will have the job done in no time. That's not to say the process will be rushed! Our teams are consummate professionals dedicated to producing the very best results.
*Steel beams can be pre sprayed with a thin film before construction, although there is a chance that the paint will be damaged in transit or when bolts are affixed. This may affect the paint's fire protection quality, allowing heat to pass through into the structure.
We can arrange any work to take place outside of business hours to minimise any impact on your working day.
The Revamp Spray team will prepare all surfaces to be sprayed and mask and cover any surfaces or items that aren't to be sprayed with protective sheets as a precaution. Overspray is rare, but our staff will take no risks.
Using professional spray painting equipment, the team will apply intumescent paints appropriate to the building and materials in the colours scheme of your choice.
When the job is complete, they will inspect the finish to ensure that it is up to standard before tidying away tools and equipment. Your building will be transformed, and you'll have an effective method of passive fire protection,
In addition to all these points, intumescent paint doesn't alter the mechanical properties of the materials it's sprayed onto.
Intumescent products have a wide range of applications these days, from fire doors to oil rigs. However, our specialists primarily deal with commercial and industrial spray painting of internal and external walls, roofs, ceilings, and structural steelwork.
Here are some examples of the surfaces that can be sprayed:
Although they can be used on all these materials, intumescent coatings are probably used on structural steel more than the others.
Call our friendly team at Revamp Spray fire protection painting contractors and ask for a free quote for your project.
Making intumescent paint part of your passive fire protection system is a cost-effective solution that makes good business sense; you add another layer of security that could save lives as well as reduce any financial losses.
Revamp Spray can help you to protect your staff, your assets and your property.
Intumescent protection is a coating of resin that swells when exposed to extreme heat. This leads to the intumescent paint coating increasing in volume and a decrease in density which helps protect materials (usually used on steel) from fire.
This is usually made up of three main components which are ammonium polyphosphate, pentaerythritol and melamine.
Yes, intumescent paint can be applied on site for any purpose that it is fit for. Generally it is used for fire protection on structural steel or load bearing structures.
Yes, intumescent paint can be hazardous but the harmful elements are encapsulated within the resin.