Spray on Intumescent Fire proofing . We recently attended a class hosted by Sherwin Williams in Edison, NJ concerning there Intumescent Fire retardent coating. It was well attended and many questions and comments were brought forward. We learned about ratings and thicknesses based on steel type and coating thickness. Competitors such as Carboline and Albi were discussed as to the differences in application and initial coating thickness. We have applied other Intumescent coatings in the past and look forward to using Firetex.
We have begun a project at Waterloo Village, repainting two 18th century buildings. Painting at the historic Waterloo village was an honor. One building we’re working on is the Carriage house, the other is the Seymour Smith House.
Care must be taken when preparing these structures for paint. Only mild soap and light bleach should be used. Low pressure water rinse. And then a lot of hand scraping . Followed by light sanding, Primer , caulk and finish coats. Colors are selected by identifying the underlying coats of paint and choosing the correct time period.
Painting at the Historic Waterloo Village – What an honor, indeed!
A good question with a thousand answers . First you must clean it . This is necessary to allow the sealer to penetrate and not cause a blotchy appearance. Pick up a Liquid deck cleaner and ” read ” the directions you’ll need a garden pump sprayer too. Spray the wood to wet all areas. Allow to work recommended time , and rinse , preferably with a pressure washer , be careful not to get too close as it will leave marks.
Once its completely dry , a day or so , fill up that pump sprayer with your sealer of choice. use light weight plastic to protect the house, grass, furniture , Its best to get a local dealers help on which product based on your climate, amount of sun , rain etc.
Spectra Painting, Inc