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Fire Retardant Paint: 3 Great Benefits In Applying Fire Retardant Paint

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

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Fire retardant paints consist of chemicals that prevent or reduce heat release, flame spread, and smoke generation in the event of a fire.

Fire safety is a critical issue for many residential and commercial property owners; as property owners, we choose to install smoke detectors, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers. The latest safety measure trend is the choice to paint with fire retardant paint. Fire retardant paints are designed to slow the spread of fires. The following blog post will provide three great facts about fire retardant paint and why they are the hottest trend for fire prevention.

What is fire retardant paint?

Fire retardant paints contain chemicals and additives that prevent or reduce heat released, flame spread, and smoke generation in the event of a fire. Fire retardant paint is perfect for both homes and businesses. A property owner can apply fire retardant paint on various materials such as wood, drywall, metal, aluminum siding, and fiberglass panels.

When to use fire retardant paint?

Fire safety should always be a concern for residential and commercial property owners. One of the main aspects of fire safety that property owners need to consider is preventing fires before spreading anywhere else in the home or building. 

Fires can range from tiny sparks to large blazes, but homeowners that choose to paint with fire retardant paints ensure the safety of all family members because the fire will be out before it has a chance to grow. 

A property owner should use fire retardant paints on all exposed wood surfaces, window frames, and other flammable objects prone to catching fire no matter the property type. Another great idea for using fire retardant paint is on the underside of decks or porches. When applying the fire retardant paint, you will want to apply 2-4 coats for maximum efficacy.

Fire safety is also critical for many organizations that utilize or store large amounts of flammable materials such as paints, solvents, and fuels. Therefore, these organizations should be especially concerned with initiating a high level of fire safety throughout their property. The first step for creating a safe environment is by applying fire retardant paints on all exposed wood surfaces, fiberglass objects, and other flammable surfaces surrounding the areas containing flammable materials.

What are the 3 benefits of fire retardant paint?

Applying fire retardant paints to your property will:

  1. Reduce the flammability and combustion of building materials it coats.
  2. It can be applied on metal, wood, lacquered surfaces, etc.
  3. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor surfaces.

Who to call for a fire retardant paint application?

When considering applying fire retardant paint to your property, you should contact a professional construction company like SERVPRO that has experience applying all types of paints. The right company will know the areas that require fire retardant paint application and the best way to prevent a fire from spreading. 

Wrapping up

We hope you enjoyed learning about the benefits of fire retardant paint and why it is the latest trend in fire safety. Fire-retardant paints do not prevent fires from occurring but delays the expansion of fires in a fire. In terms of painting your home, the application process should be done at least every five years so you can avoid disaster and get a fresh coat of paint. 


Please contact the professionals at SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek if your property has recently experienced fire damage or would like a reputable company to apply fire retardant paint. Our IICRC certified professionals are available 24/365 to help return your property to its pre-fire condition as quickly and efficiently as possible! Our fire damage restoration services include fire cleanup, smoke removal, water extraction from wet building materials, contents cleaning, and decontamination.

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