What is the best way to put out a fire? To stop it before it begins, of course! If you agree with this concept, you're looking for a fire prevention product. We encourage you to consider ignition barrier or thermal barrier paint. As you learn more, it is quite likely that you will discover this is the product you are searching for.
What is Ignition Barrier Paint?
In a way, this product is exactly what it sounds like. It is a spray that stops an ignition of flames from happening by forming a barrier. Another way to say it would be that an ignition barrier spray is designed to stop a perceived hazardous material from igniting into flames. Of course, the science and true functionality behind it is a bit more complex than that.
Ignition barriers are designed to be sprayed so they provide about a five-minute time rating over spray foam insulation (SPF) to areas where people do not go, like crawl spaces, HVAC areas, and attics without storage space. Thermal barrier paints are a bit different and are required in attics or crawl spaces where storage is permitted or expected to occur. Thermal barriers are thicker and more robust than ignition barriers, in order to handle the more stringent test of 15-minute protection. Most paints for spray foam insulation meet both the 5 minute and 15 minute standards, but with different thicknesses.
How Do You Use Ignition Barrier Spray?
Remember, it is used over spray foam insulation for walls, insulation foam, attics, and crawl spaces. Before you start your project, it’s important to do your research to ensure you use it correctly. When your product arrives, it will have complete instructions so you feel at ease applying it. Before then, all you need to know is that it is not difficult to apply at all. With the correct equipment, you spray the product on what you want to have extra fire protection and let it dry. It is as simple as that! This coating can be top-coated with latex paint, although some brands do require a tie-coat.
Order Ignition Barrier Paint Online
When you build your new home or remodel your existing house, it is absolutely vital that you ensure you, your family, your possessions, and the home itself are all protected against the worst-case scenario, which is a catastrophic fire. A quick browse of our website will show you several options for professional-grade ignition barrier spray products. We encourage you to give each one a thorough reading in order to select the one that is best for you and your specific needs. FireGard Fire Retardant Waterproof Paint is one of our most popular options, and for good reason! It also serves both as a five-minute ignition barrier and a 15-minute thermal barrier, for interior OR exterior applications. This makes an excellent coating for wood as well as composite decks. Other options include DC315, F10E Intumescent Paint for Spray Foam Insulation, Contego HIGH SOLIDS Fire Retardant Paint/Primer for Steel, and more.