How Frequently do I Need to Repaint a Surface with Fire Retardant Paint?

You know that fire retardant paint is the best way to protect a structure, whether it be a commercial building or residential home, from being engulfed in flames. You're right! In our online catalogue, you'll see that we have a wide variety of paints to choose from, all from top brands. Whether you're looking for a 5-gallon drum of paint/primer made for steel or a small, one gallon container of waterproof paint in your favorite color, we have it!

Actually...this leads us to our next few questions. Should you buy a large amount and save it because you'll need to redo it? How frequently do I need to repaint a surface with fire retardant paint? We're glad you asked! The short answer is, not very frequently. The long answer is, it depends.

How long the protection lasts depends greatly on the substrate you're protecting with fire retardant. For example, fabrics that have been treated with flame retardants are usually certified for one year. You wash them in your washing machine like any other article of clothing, so you're washing it off! Thankfully, you're concerned with paint that's going on wood, steel, or drywall. You're not washing this off, so it's going to last a lot longer. PolaRoof RAC Fire Retardant Roof Coating is known for the fact that it produces a waterproof surface that will not be deteriorated by fungal growth or algae. It will not re-emulsify or wash away with rainwater. FS2 Fire Retardant for Exterior Cedar Shake Shingles says it needs to be reapplied every five years.

The lifespan of the fire retardant paint is different for every brand and its type. As you shop for fire retardant paint, we encourage you to look for the answer for each individual product. If you have questions, we have answers! We're happy to answer questions specifically about whether you need to repaint after a few years. RDR Technologies specializes in fire retardants, fire suppressants, and several other specialty chemicals. In addition to making our own formulas, we offer many excellent products from other manufacturers as well. Our goal is to offer the 'best in class' products for each code requirement and substrate. It is our mission to provide you with the best fire protection, which means retardant that is both effective now and long-lasting for years to come. The easiest way to contact us is by filling out this simple form. If you prefer, you can also call us at 405-306-3062.

You know how important this type of paint is. You're not going to just hope a fire never happens to you. Fire retardant paint is the best way to prepare your home or commercial property in a way that ensures everyone's safety! The only question is- once you paint, do you need to repaint it again later on? We're here to answer that question for you!

Jul 28th 2021 RDR Technologies

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