Once a surface has been correctly prepared, including the application of Zenova Primer, Zenova FP fire protection paint should be applied at a wet thickness of 1.3mm in order to achieve BS EN 13501-1:B protection and protect a variety of substrates and products including wood, metal, polyurethane foam, and GRP phenolic foam filled fire doors from fire damage should a fire occur within a building.
Zenova FP fire protection paint can be applied by brush, roller, or airless sprayer, but for best results, we do recommend that Zenova FP fire protection paint is applied by a professional contractor using an airless spray gun.
Application by airless spray gun allows the recommended application thickness to be achieved with thin layers of the paint, rather than one or two thicker coats. This ensures a more even application of Zenova FP fire protection paint, helps avoid gaps in the paint which can affect its performance and safety, and provides a more attractive final finish.
Application instructions are provided with Zenova FP fire protection paint and are also in Zenova’s Technical Data Sheet which can be downloaded from Zenova’s website. The instructions include the correct process for preparing surfaces, the use of Zenova primer, the recommended and optimal application thickness of Zenova FP fire protection paint and other application instructions and advice.
All Zenova products are subjected to extensive testing and our Zenova FP fire protection paint has been awarded the most stringent fire safety classifications there are, including the latest BS EN 13501 and tested to CAN/ULC S102 and UL 723. Full details of the testing each product has been subjected to can be found on our product pages.
The BS EN 13501-1 classification that a 1.3mm layer of Zenova FP fire protection paint achieves is the very latest fire safety latest now adopted by building regulators. BS EN 13501-1 is achieved following more stringent combustibility tests than were previously in place and in achieving BS EN 13501-1, Zenova FP fire protection paint is one of the few fire protection paints on the market to have achieved this highest standard of safety classification.