The very thought of fire breaking out in our houses fills our minds with fear and dread. We begin imagining about smoke, property-loss, unbearable heat and last but not the least, the loss of lives. Your insurance carrier will provide you the money to recover all of the material goods but what about the lives lost?
There are specific things that money can't replace. Fire retardant paint might occur in your house or office with no prior warning. So, the only way to safeguard your living area is to use fire-resistant coatings.
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Routine paints can save your walls from corrosion & may be used to decorate them but when it comes to dealing with fire, such paints are flammable & worsen the flame. This arises the need for flame retardant coatings that could withstand the spread of flame & protect the building's construction from any type of permanent damage.
A fire resistant paint is specially made that can delay the spread of fire & interrupts its further growth. However, it needs to be noted that no material is entirely incombustible. Fire resistance paints can't extinguish a fire, they simply stop fire & protect the surfaces where the paint is used.
Such paints are in-tumescent which means they swell up when they're exposed to relatively high temperatures and increase in quantity, then, decreasing the density.
The swelled up paint creates an insulation material called char' that is a bad conductor of heat. This provides more time for firefighters to take full control of the flame.