FR-1 is specially formulated to mix with water-based acrylic/latex paint and raise the ignition temperature of the paint to provide a Class A flame spread rating. It will not affect the characteristics or the color of the original paint. Mix one bottle of FR-1 per gallon of paint.
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FR-1 is a state-of-the-art fire retardant that is available in emulsion form specially formulated as an additive to standard water-based acrylic non-flame retardant paints. It will not affect the characteristics or ability of the original paint. The only change will be the increased power of the flame retardancy.
ASTM E-84 25' TUNNEL TEST, conducted at United States Testing Company, Los Angeles, CA. CLASS A at 200 square feet per gallon on 1/2" gypsum wall board. CLASS B on wood, 80 sq. feet per gallon.
Mixing Procedures: Add between 8.75 and 11.65 fluid ounces of FR-1 to one gallon of water based acrylic paint. A paint with a lower acrylic content uses less Paint Additive than paints with a high acrylic content. Using a high speed (2000 rpm +) electric drill with mixing blade, blend until product is mixed homogeneously (approximately 3 to 5 minutes, dependent on speed and type of mixer). Allow to stand for 15 minutes. If any of the product floats to the top, blend for an additional five minutes.
Application: FR-1 does not affect the coverage rate of the treated paint; the manufacturer’s suggested coverage rates and other notes and cautions will apply.
Test Approvals: Testing conducted at United States Testing Company in accordance with ASTM E-84 test criteria “Standard Method Of Test For Surface Burning Characteristics Of Building Materials”. Meets standards of UL 723, NFPA 255 and UBC 42-1, Class A. For additional information on testing and approvals, please contact the Technical Department at (919) 742-5055.
Shelf Life: Ten (10) Years. Shake well before using.
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