Glo-Protect Intumescent Coating

Intumescent Fire-retardant Paint

Glo-Protek Intumescent Coatingis an intumescent fire-retardant paint that not only retards the spread of fire, it also insulates the substrate from the intense heat of a fire. This coating dries quickly to a flat matt finish having the appearance of conventional matt finish paint.

On contact with fire or excessive heat, the paint puffs up (intumesces), forming a thick, spongelike cellular foam layer over 100 times thicker than the original paint film. This foam layer insulates the substrate from the heat of the flame, thus retarding flame spread and minimising / delaying structural failure.

Salient Features:

Can be used on Interior and Exterior Surfaces (with a top coat)

  • Excellent adhesion to any substrate
  • Resistant to industrial / corrosive atmosphere
  • Good hardness yet flexible


Colour White and Pastel Shades
Finish Matt
Method of Application Brush or Airless Spray
Tests Tested by Central Building Research Institute (C.B.R.I.), Roorkee, as per British Specification BS:476-Part 5, 6 & 7.
Classified as ‘Class-I’ Fire Retardant

Painting System

Wood 600-800 micron (achieved in 3 or 4 coats).
No primer required.
Masonry 600-800 micron (achieved in 3 or 4 coats).
No primer required.
Steel 1 coat Glo-Protek HR Zinc Chrome Primer. (DFT. 30-35μm)
600-1500 micron DFT Glo-Protek Fire-Rating Coat. (Up to 2hour rating)
Note: A suitable top coat must be applied on the Glo-Protek Intumescent Coating in all cases
Minimum recoating period 24 hours after Glo-Protek HR Zinc Chrome Primer
(48 hrs in case of humid climate) 12-14 hours between coats.
Drying Times Surface Dry: 4 hours
Hard Dry 12 hours - Allow 5 days for complete curing
Viscosity Thixotropic
Covering Capacity 30 to 40 sq. ft. per litre per coat depending on the surface.
(200-250 Microns Dry Film Thickness per coat)
Thinner Monarch’s Thinner For Glo-Protek Intumescent Coating
Monarch’s Thinner For Glo-Protek HR Zinc Chrome Primer
Material does not need to be thinned under normal application. However, if desired, 5% thinner can be used for better brushability.

Shelf Life

12 months


Flammable liquid & vapour. Contains solvents & petroleum distillates. Keep away from heat, sparks and flame. Vapours may cause flash fire. Do not smoke. Extinguish all flames and other sources of ignition during application and until all vapours are gone. Prevent buildup of vapours by opening all windows and doors to achieve cross-ventilation.


If you experience difficulty in breathing. Leave the area to obtain fresh air. If continued difficulty is experienced, get medical assistance immediately. In case of eye contact, flush immediately with plenty of water for atleast 15 minutes and get medical attention. For skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water. If swallowed, get medical attention immediately