• This intumescent paint is a high solid, full-bodied water-based acrylic fireproof paint designed to protect a wide range of building materials including structural steel, aluminum, dimensional lumber, manufactured wood products, trusses, drywall, spray polyurethane foam insulation, HDPE wall panels, concrete, plaster, solid core doors and more. This product may also be used for conduit, decking, and cladding. Can achieve up to a 3-hour rating on steel structure and a 2-hour rating on wood.

    This paint is designed to be applied by spray application and should only be applied by brush or roller for touch up purposes only. Contego High Solids should not be applied when the relative humidity exceeds 80% or the surface to be coated is less than 50 F (10° C) or less than 15 F (9° C) above the current or forecasted dew point. The product is best applied when ambient temperatures are between 50 F (10° C) and 95 F (35° C). Once the paint is cured, low or high temperatures should not be an issue. On combustible materials such as dimensional lumber, manufactured wood (OSB, Particle Board, Plywood, etc.), Polyurethane foam, and drywall (GWB) a primer is not required but may be useful if:

    For Lumber: The wood is very old and/or dry and would likely absorb too much of the Contego coating.

    For Manufactured Wood: The substrate is very old and/or dry or if the resin content is unusually high.

    For Polyurethane Foam: The foam is soy-based or made from other organics that emits a vegetable oil.

    For Drywall (GWB): The drywall has been previously painted with oil-based (alkyd) paint or if you’re not sure.

    On structural steel and other metals such as aluminum, copper, brass, or composites, – a primer is always required.

    No exceptions have been observed regarding what kind or brand of primer can be used. Even inexpensive shop primer has shown no incompatibilities. However, doing a test patch is always recommended with any new combinations of primer and our product since it
    is impossible to have tested every product from every manufacturer.

    Drying & Cure Times at Standard Ambient Temperature and Humidity:

    As with any water-based acrylic latex coating, drying time is always a function of ambient temperature, ambient humidity and how thickly the coating was applied. However, at 60°F (15° C) with a relative humidity of 70%, a 20 mil (500p.) wet coat should be dry to touch within 3 hours, completely dry in 6 hours and dried hard enough to handle in 8 hours. While our specifications call for a 72 hour cure time, the product(Intumescent Latex Paint) is active as soon as it is hard dried.

    DO NOT apply additional coats until you are sure the underlying coats are completely dry. Applying additional coats on top of a product that still has moisture may cause the finish to crack and if enough moisture is trapped under a surface film, blistering and delamination can occur. A top coat is recommended and permitted after the total amount of required thickness of Contego has been applied and completely dried.

    Product Advantages: 

    Non-toxic, and noncarcinogenic acrylic latex.
    Smooth, thin, architectural grade finish.
    Top coat with a wide range of paints including alkyds, acrylics, epoxy or polyurethane.
    Big Plus – with HS apply half as many coats with the same coverage.
    Exceptional protection from heat and fire.
    Can be pre-applied to steel and other materials during fabrication and is easy to repair.
    Designed specifically for sprayer application. No special equipment is required. Any qualified contractor can apply Intumescent Latex Paint.
    Interior or exterior application (use an exterior grade top coat for exterior applications).
    Economically priced.
    Fast drying and curing times.
    Cleans up with soap and water.
    24-month shelf life. Does not need to be periodically reapplied.

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    Weight 60 lbs
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