Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does it insulate?
A. Not at room temperature; only when activated at high temperature.

Q. Is it Class A Rated?
A. Yes.

Q. Is it UL Classified?
A. Yes.

Q. Is it a coating or a paint?
A. It is both. A "coating" provides protection & a "paint" is used to decorate.

Q. How is it applied?
A. Ordinary brush, roller, airless spray or conventional spray equipment.

Q. Any special surface preparation?
A. Surface preparation required is identical to an ordinary paint job. No Special preparation.

Q. Does it require a primer?
A. Ordinarily a primer is not required, except when coating certain types of paint, such as enamel or steel in a marine environment where corrosion protection is recommended.

Q. What kind of primer?
A. Many primers are suitable. The best are matte finish or rough finish primers. Check with the Technical Department of NoFire for specific recommendations for your application.

Q. How long for drying and cure?
A. This depends on air temperature, relative humidity and coating thickness. At room temperature and humidity, a minimum of 2 hours drying is required before applying additional coats. Curing time recommended is 48 hours, but 24 hours is minimum.

Q. When applying outside, what is the highest or lowest air temperature allowable?
A. The highest and lowest air temperature are 180° F and 40° F.

Q. Can I thin the liquid?
A. NoFire Technologies does not recommend thinning. If the liquid viscosity is too high,contact the Technical Department of NoFire.

Q. What if it accidentally comes into contact with my skin? Eyes? or swallowed?
A. Wash with soaped and water. Refer to MSDS document for further instructions.

Q. In what size containers is it shipped?
A. 5 gallon pails or 50 gallon drums.

Q. Does it have a "one hour" or "two hour" rating
A. A product does not itself have this rating, but rather a complete system is rated. The system ratings are contained in the Technical Manual.

Q. What do I do if I accidentally crack or chip a section of a painted surface?
A. The affected area can be "touched up" similar to ordinary paint with no loss of performance.

Q. Can I tint it to another color?
A. No, it must be ordered and manufactured to the desired color.

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