BURN BARRIER™ – 10-10 is a solvent based intumescent fire retardant paint and is
manufactured in accordance with Federal Specification TT-P-26C. It is designed for use on
interior surfaces. The coating dries quickly to a velvety flat finish, having the appearance of
a conventional paint. Upon exposure to fire, BURN BARRIER™ – 10-10 puffs up (intumesces),
forming a dense cellular foam layer. This foam layer greatly reduces the surface
burning characteristics of combustible materials, and retards the penetration of heat to
Surface preparation should be carried out according to good painting practices. All dirt,
grease, oil, wax, rust and other foreign matter must be removed.
New wood, fiberboard and other surfaces having uneven or excessive porosity should be
sealed with No. 3001 Alkyd Primer, and allowed to dry a minimum of 16 hours before
applying BURN BARRIER™ 10-10. New drywall, plaster and masonry surfaces should be
internally dry and cured. Prime with No. 3003 Acrylic Primer, and allow to dry overnight
before applying BURN BARRIER™ 10-10. New metal surfaces must be primed. Apply No.
3004 Universal Primer or No. 3005 Two Component Epoxy Primer. Allow to dry 16 hours
or until hard, before applying BURN BARRIER™ 10-10.
Previously Painted Surfaces:
BURN BARRIER™ 10-10 may be applied directly to existing paint that is tightly adherent
and in good condition.All glossy surfaces should be dulled with sandpaper. Spot prime
where necessary with appropriate primers as shown above, before application of BURN
BURN BARRIER™ 10-10 is ready to use. It can be applied by brush, roller, airless or
conventional heavy duty spray equipment. Stir thoroughly and apply, using a full bodied
coat. If thinning is required, use only BURN BARRIER™ 10-10 Reducer. Do not apply in
temperatures below 50°F (100 C).
Suggested Coverage Rate: 190 to 230 sq.ft./US gallon (230 to 275 sq.ft./Imp. gal) in one
or two coats. See fire hazard classification for specific coverage rates.
Dries to touch in approximately 4 hours. Allow at least 24 hours drying time before over
For thinning use BURN BARRIER™ 10-10 Reducer, and when cleaning use Rule 66
Flame Spread Rating: Class “A”. When tested in accordance with ASTM E-84 (NFPA 255) the
coating obtained the following fire hazard classifications. A complete Underwriters’ Laboratory
report is available upon request.
FIRE HAZARD CLASSIFICATION:
|Flame Spread Rating
|Number of preliminary coats
|Number of Fire Retardant coats
|Rate per coat:
|sq.ft./gal. U.S. (Imp)
|Number of Overcoats
|sq.ft./gal. U.S. (Imp)
*Overcoated with No. 40-40 Low Gloss Fire Retardant Coating.
Available in white, off-white, and pastel shades, or may be field tinted with most universal
or oil tinting colorants. Tinting colorants should not exceed 2 fluid ounces per gallon.
Standard packaging, 1 gallon, 5 gallon and 55 gallon containers.
CAUTION! COMBUSTIBLE. Keep away from heat and open flame. Avoid prolonged
contact with skin and breathing of vapor or spray mist. Do not take internally. Close
container after each use.
Use only with adequate ventilation. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Protect from
NOTE: All porous surfaces should be properly sealed before applying fire retardant paint or
CAUTION: It is recommended that a test application be completed prior to end use.
Information provided herein is based on tests believed to be reliable. Inasmuch as Fire
Retardants inc. has no control over the use or application to which others may put this
material, we make no guarantee or warranty. Our products are sold on the condition that each
user of the material make their own evaluation to determine the material's suitability for their
own particular use.
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