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Consider The Benefits Of Fire Resistant Paint

columbia paint fire resistant paint benefitsFire safety is crucial to consider while designing a home or commercial space. One way to enhance fire safety is by using fire-resistant paint. Understanding the benefits of fire retardant paint can help you make an informed decision about using it in your commercial or residential space. Below are some of the top reasons to use this type of paint in your interior design.

Additional Time To Extinguish Fires

Fire-resistant paint is an effective way to slow down the spread of fire. Unlike sprinklers, it doesn’t extinguish the fire but prevents the flames from spreading to other surfaces. When exposed to intense heat, the paint releases a flame-dampening gas, delaying the flames’ spread for up to 120 minutes. This additional time can provide a crucial window for extinguishing or evacuating people from the building before a fire gets out of control.

Insurance Discounts

Choosing fire-resistant paint for your property can lead to significant savings for insurance companies, so they are often willing to provide incentives to make this choice. By reducing the frequency and cost of insurance claims, fire-resistant paint can help insurance companies save money. Some insurers pass on these savings to their customers through premium discounts. It’s a good idea to check with your insurer to see what deals they offer for using fire-resistant paint.

It Can Be A Lifesaver

Fire-resistant paint can provide 30 to 120 minutes before the flames can surround any area, slows the spread of fire, and gives people more time to exit the building, decreasing the chance of lost lives. Additionally, it can provide the fire department more time to reach the building and get people out safely if trapped.

Paint That Can Be Applied To Any Surface

Fire-resistant paint can be applied on steel beams, wood, walls, plastic, ceilings, doors, electrical cables, fences, concrete, building exteriors, and fireplaces. This makes it ideal for reducing fire hazards in various commercial, industrial, and residential settings. Its ability to adhere to diverse surfaces and materials makes it a popular choice for architects, contractors, and property owners. 


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