Fire Retardant Coatings: Answers to Your Burning Questions

Fire is a destructive force affecting lives, economies and environments in many ways. Every year, people are killed, buildings are destroyed, and lives are changed in catastrophic ways. You want to do everything you can to protect yourself and the other people in your building. This means looking further into fire retardants. RDR Technologies is here to answer all of your questions as you do your research into this exciting line of products!

What is a fire retardent?

Flame retardants provide us with a new, better layer of fire protection. When added to different materials, flame retardant paints can help prevent fires from starting or at the very least limit their spread. Fire retardant paints work primarily to provide people with additional time to get out of the building before it is fully engulfed in flames. They also allow for ample time for the fire department to arrive and start putting out the flames.

How do they work?

In order for a fire to start, three elements must be present. These are oxygen, heat, and fuel. When fire retardant paint is applied to a surface, the coat reduces or removes the “fuel” aspect of what the fire needs to thrive. Contact with fire retardant paint halts fires in its tracks, because it no longer has all three things it needs. The heat emitted from the flames causes the paint to release a fire dampening gas, which in turn prevents the fire from fully developing.

What can I use a fire retardant on?

You can have fire protection across many different surfaces and substrates with a fire retardant. They can protect a wide range of building materials, including structural steel, aluminum, dimensional lumber, manufactured wood products, trusses, drywall, spray polyurethane foam insulation, HDPE wall panels, concrete, plaster, solid core doors, fabric, and more.

Where can I buy fire retardants?

You can purchase this where you probably already buy a lot of other things- online! Shopping over the internet makes it incredibly easy to find the exact products you need, order them, and have them shipped directly to your doorstep.

RDR Technologies is dedicated to being your go-to resource to buy fire retardant coatings online. Our goal is to offer best in class products for each code requirement and substrate. We work with the top fire retardant manufacturers in the country to give you a one-stop shop to meet your fire code requirements. We specialize in fire retardant sprays, paints, and coatings. In addition to making our own BanFire line of sprays, powders, and paint formulas, we offer many excellent products from other manufacturers. If you have a need for a special type of fire retardant coating or you are not sure which product you need, we want to help! You can call us at 405-306-3062 or email if that is more convenient for you. We will do our best to answer your burning questions and make sure you get you the exact correct product for your needs.

May 31st 2021 RDR Technologies

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