PRODUCT NAME DC333 Fireproof Paint, Paint To Protect MANUFACTURER International Fireproof Technology, Inc. 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.
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 Temperatures:Temperature of substrate and application must be 50º F and rising. 68º to 90º F are recommended temperatures for applying. Do apply if temperature will fall below 50º within two hours of application. It is the sole responsibility of the applicator to ensure that DC333 has been applied in accordance with the application directions. Application should not proceed if surface or air temperatures exceed 90º F.
Workmanship:General: Apply DC333 fireproof paint according to manufacturers written instructions. Use applicators and techniques best suited for substrate and type of material being applied. Do not paint over dirt, rust, scale, grease, moisture, scuffed surfaces, or conditions detrimental to forming a durable paint film. Paint surfaces behind movable equipment and furniture the same as similar exposed surfaces. 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. Cleanup: At the end of each workday, remove rubbish, empty cans, rags, and other discarded materials from Project site. After completing painting, clean glass and paint-spattered surfaces. Remove spattered paint by proper methods. Be careful not to scratch or otherwise damage adjacent finished surfaces. Provide "Wet Paint" signs to protect newly painted finishes. After completing painting, remove temporary protective wrappings provided by others to protect their work.
Health & SafetyAll work carried out under this specification shall be in tradesman-like manner, with due regard to prevention of contamination of the site and associated work. Appropriate steps are to be taken to protect the health and safety of any person who has reason to be on the site. Refer to the governing Health and Safety regulations and minimise the hazards on site by using the proper trade approved equipment and techniques. Ensure supply and appropriate use of protective clothing and equipment.
Lead: Existing coatings may contain lead. Test surfaces accordingly. All necessary precautions must be taken with existing painted surfaces that contain lead.
Asbestos: Contractors need to comply with local regulations and guidelines before commencing any work on surfaces and substrates that may contain asbestos.
Prior to starting DC333 application:Check Temperature – Is temperature within limits (68º to 90º F) Humidity – Is the relative humidity less than 85%? Consistency – Are the contents thoroughly mixed? Surface – Are all substrates clean, dry and sound? Measurement – Wet film gauge on site? Safety – Are Health and Safety checks complete? Need help – Call 949.724.5056 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 wet DC333 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, DC333 will shrink due to evaporation.
is a Wet Mil Film (WFT) and a Dry Mil Film (DFT) Chart when using
MIL FILM THICKNESS (WFT) BUILD CHART
DRY MIL FILM THICKNESS (DFT) BUILD CHART
actual coverage rates, allowances must be made for such factors
as surface irregularities, anchor pattern, film thickness, variance,
loss, overspray, and incomplete usage.
following factors have been found in actual use to be reasonable
estimates of the loss factors which can be expected: