Intumescent coatings are becoming increasingly popular for a fire rating on exposed structural steel. Intumescent fireproofing is a thin-film coating designed for exposed applications where appearance is essential. This fireproofing comes in solvent- and water-based formulations and provides up to a three-hour rating on beams and columns.
These coatings can be used for interior and exterior fireproofing applications, providing the owner and architect with an aesthetically pleasing way to fireproof structural steel. In addition, the product can be top-coated with a tinted coating to match almost any desired color.