All surfaces must be primed and be clean, dry, and free of oil, grease, loose mil scale, dirt, dust or other materials that would impair the bonding of FlameOFF paint to the substrate.
Primer must be applied to the steel substrate.
Dry Film / Wet Film Thickness
The applied thickness of FlameOFF paint will depend on the size / shape of the substrate. The detail design will show the required thickness of each member. Contact FlameOFF Coatings, Inc. for a detail design guide.
Mixing and Thinning
Mixer: use 1/2" electric or air driven drill with a slotted paddle mixer (300 rpm under load).
Mixing: FlameOFF must be mixed using a 1/2" electric air driven drill with a slotted paddle or Jiffy mixer blade. Mix material for a minimum of 5 minutes to achieve the necessary texture required before spraying.
Thinning: do not thin.
Use 1.0 gal. per minute electric airless (minimum)to provide an operating pressure of 2,000 p.s.i. (320kg/cm2). Remove rock catcher from siphon tube.
Contractor Gun (with filter removed) or equivalent.
Spray Tips: 0.019" - 0.029".
Fan Size: 4"-10" (depending on section being sprayed).
Hose Length: 50' (45 m) minimum.
Material Hose: 1/2" I.D.
Safety & Cleanup
Cleanup: Pump, Gun, Tips and Hoses and mixer should be cleaned at least once per day.
Safety: follow all safety precautions on the Material Safety Data Sheet.
Overspray: all adjacent and finished surfaces shall be protected from damage and overspray.
Product may be applied by brush or spray application. Do not Roll. Spray application is recommended for the optimum appearance.
A single coat built up with a number of quick passes allows greater control over quantities, thickness and finish.
Note: in most conditions, it is advantageous to apply two thin coats rather than one thick coat.
Spray: 45 mils (1.14 mm) per coat (wet).
Brush: 10 mils (0.25 mm) per coat (wet).
7 hour recoat time - see Application Guide.
Wet Film Thickness
Frequent thickness measurements with a wet film gauge are recommended during the application process to ensure uniform thickness.
Dry Film Thickness
Final thickness must be measured using an electronic dry film thickness gauge. For method of thickness determination and tolerances refer to:
- AWCI TechnicalManual 12-B (Standard Practice for the Testing and Inspection of Field Applied Thin Film Intumescent Materials).
- International Building Code - IBC 1705.14.
Minimum: 45 Degrees Fahrenhiet.
Maximum: 105 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Do not apply when humidity is greater than 95%.
Storage / Handeling / Shipping
Shelf Life: 8 months when kept at recommended storage conditions and in original unopened containers.
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs. per gallon.
Flash Point (setaflash): 86°F (30°C).
Storage: store indoors in a dry environment between 32°F - 105°F (0°C - 40°C).
Packaging: 5 gallons.