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INFERNO

APPLICATION TIPS & TRICKS

Coverage:

Apply at a rate of approximately 8 wet mils @ 200 square feet per gallon application. Dry film thickness (DFT) will be approximately 5.38 mils. The final (DFT) will vary and depends on the substrate of the specific assembles.


Rolling:

3/8” polyester blend nap roller covers generally work well when applying by roller.


Spraying:

• Pump: For best results use a piston pump airless sprayer with a minimum 1GPM rating at 3000psi.
• Tip: 017 - 021, or equivalent.
• Filter: 60 mesh
• Hose: Use minimum size of 3/8" airless spray line for the first 50' from pump.
• Use of a dedicated spray line is required.


Airless Spray:

• Fluid Pressure:...................... 2100 PSI or higher
• Strainer:................................ 60 Mesh
• Fluid Hose:............................ 3/8" diameter with a 1/2" whip
• Tip:........................................ 017 - .021
• Recommended thickness depends on the substrate and the level of protection needed. See test data for recommendations, or call the manufacturer for technical assistance.


Application Equipment: can be applied by brush, roller or airless sprayer.

UL-723 - Class A Flame Spread & Smoke Production.
ASTM E 84 - Class A Flame Spread & Smoke Production.
UBC-26-2 - Thermal Barrier.
NFPA-286 - Contribution to Room Combustibility.
ASTM E 119 - the standard time-temperature curve based on post flashover conditions. The test measures the ability of wall and partition systems, floor ceiling and roof ceiling systems to stop flame or hot gases, penetrating thru the assembly.


Surface Preparation: All surfaces to be painted must be clean, cured, firm, dry and free of dust, dirt, oil, wax, grease, mildew, efflorescence, loose flaking paint, etc. Glossy surfaces should be dulled by sanding. Patch nail holes, cracks, blemishes etc., with appropriate patching compounds and sand smooth. For best results rough, irregular surfaces should be sand feathered. Remember, the quality of any paint job is only as good as the surface preparation that precedes the paint application. While our product has excellent bonding characteristics, even the best coatings will fail to bond over time, if sub-surfaces are inadequately prepared.


Priming:

New Work: While Inferno may be used as the primer on many surfaces such as wood and sheetrock for best results it is recommended that all new work is primed with standard primers designed for each surface and our coating be applied as an intermediate coat before top coating. Ask your paint dealer for recommendations of appropriate primers for each substrate.

Repaint Work: This coating has excellent bonding characteristics and will adhere to most sound, clean, matte surfaces. If the surfaces are suitable for ordinary house or wall paints to adhere to, then they are suitable for our coating. Hard glossy surfaces should always be sanded for best adhesion. If the previous paint was an oil-based coating, always sand and prime with a suitable oil-based primer, or specialty acrylic bonding primer, before proceeding with this coating contact your local paint dealer and they can recommend an appropriate primer. If in doubt, feel free to contact our office for further assistance.

Mildew: should be removed by scrubbing with a 25% solution of household bleach water. Tri-sodium phosphate (TSP), or common laundry powder such as Tide may be added to solution to assist removal. Always rinse with clear water.

Efflorescence: is a white powdery alkaline crystal growth sometimes found on plaster or masonry walls. It is a condition caused by excessive moisture in the walls forcing alkaline salts to the surface of the wall. Efflorescence must be removed and neutralized with an acidic solution (white vinegar works well).

Caution: The presence of efflorescence indicates that a moisture problem has occurred behind the wall at some point in time. If the source of excessive moisture is not corrected, the efflorescence will return and push any coating, including this one, off the wall.


Material Preparation:

• Inferno Fireproof Paint must be thoroughly mixed before application. Failure to do so will seriously compromise the coating ability to perform. We recommend mechanical stirring with a high speed drill and a paddle appropriate for the size container you are working from. Contents should be stirred from the bottom up, making sure to scrape the bottom and sides with a paint stick as you go. Contents should be stirred to a creamy consistency with no lumps. Thinning is usually not needed or recommended.

• Inferno is a water based product and slight thinning will not hurt the product, however, thinning increases the likelihood of not applying the proper thickness of paint thus diminishing the products fire proofing ability. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to make sure that the proper thickness of material has been applied so this product can do its job. Except for tinting with universal paint tint, never mix this product with other materials. Helpful suggestion (When applying two coats of Inferno slight tinting of first or second coat will assist in making sure all surfaces are re coated).


Wet Mil and Dry Mil:

During Application, the wet film thickness should be checked using a wet film thickness gauge. To use the gauge insert the teeth into the Inferno wet base coat, the last tooth to be coated indicates the thickness achieved. This is very important so you can achieve the required dry film thickness (DFT) of the specific assembly. During the drying process, Inferno will shrink due to evaporation.

Below is a Wet Mil Film (WFT) and a Dry Mil Film (DFT) Chart when using Inferno

WET MIL FILM THICKNESS (WFT) BUILD CHART
• 5 Gal @ 8.02 Mils covers............... 1000 square feet @ 200 square feet per gallon
• 5 Gal @ 16.04 Mils covers............... 500 square feet @ 100 square feet per gallon
• 5 Gal @ 20.05 Mils covers................400 square feet @ 80 square feet per gallon
• 5 Gal @ 24.67 Mils covers............... 325 square feet @ 65 square feet per gallon
• 5 Gal @ 45.82 Mils covers............... 150 square feet @ 35 square feet per gallon


DRY MIL FILM THICKNESS (DFT) BUILD CHART
• 5 Gal @ 5.37 Mils covers.............1000 square feet @ 200 square feet per gallon
• 5 Gal @ 10.72 Mils covers ............500 square feet @ 100 square feet per gallon
• 5 Gal @ 13.43 Mils covers ............400 square feet @ 80 square feet per gallon
• 5 Gal @ 16.53 Mils covers ............325 square feet @ 65 square feet per gallon
• 5 Gal @ 35.88 Mils covers ............150 square feet @ 35 square feet per gallon


Loss Factor:

For actual coverage rates, allowances must be made for such factors as surface irregularities, anchor pattern, film thickness, variance, loss, overspray, and incomplete usage. The following factors have been found in actual use to be reasonable estimates of the loss factors which can be expected:

• Brush Application .............3-5%
• Roller Application .............3-6%
• Spray Application .............8-10%



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