Chemron’s Bal29 Fire Rated Coating System is a meticulously designed fire-retardant solution that, when applied as per the manufacturer’s guidelines, ensures timber fire resistance compliant with the BAL29 Standard. Unlike standard fireproof paints that can deteriorate over time, leaving timber vulnerable, our Bal29 Fire Rated Coating System offers a penetrative fire retardant, ensuring long-lasting protection against flame and ember attacks.
Our system has undergone rigorous independent testing in line with AS/NZS 3837, ensuring its performance aligns with AS 3959-2018 standards. All timber specimens were subjected to the ASTM D2898 Method B accelerated weathering regime, modified to align with ASTM D2898 Method A as per AS/NZS 3837.
The system comprises three primary products:
1. Chemron Fire Retardant Liquid (FRL)
2. Chemron Ember Armour Paint Additive
3. Sikkens Cetol BLX-Pro Water Based Exterior Timber Finish
The system is supplied in two pack sizes:
1 x 5L Fire Retardant Liquid
1x 5L Sikkens Cetol BLX-Pro
1 x 500ml Ember Armour Paint Additive
1 x 15L Fire Retardant Liquid
1 x 10L Sikkens Cetol BLX-Pro
2 x 500ml Ember Armour Paint Additive.
To achieve the desired certification, the application process involves two coats of Chemron Fire Retardant Liquid and three coats of Sikkens Cetol BLX-Pro, enriched with 80 – 100ml/L of Chemron Ember Armour Paint Additive. Adhering to the specified application steps is crucial to ensure optimal performance and maintain certification.
Currently, the Bal29 Fire Rated Coating System is certified for use on Radiata Pine timber species, suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, including façade timbers and structural beams. The timber must be untreated, with no prior application of stains, varnishes, paints, or oils. We’re actively testing and seeking certification for additional timber species, including Western Red Cedar, Tasmanian Oak, Spotted Gum, Cypress Pine, and H4 Treated Pine and Accoya.
Maintenance & Reapplication:
While the Chemron Fire Retardant Liquid offers deep penetration and long-lasting protection, regular maintenance of the top coat ensures the timber remains protected. Yearly inspections are recommended to check for signs of weathering. Timely maintenance steps include washing, light sanding, and reapplication of the top coat.
Why Choose the Bal29 Fire Rated Coating System?
• Superior protection compared to standard fireproof paints.
• Compliant with BAL29 Standard for fire resistance.
• Suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications.
• Australian-made, ensuring quality and reliability.
• Easy application process with clear guidelines.
For the best results and to ensure the longevity of the treated timber, always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and maintenance recommendations.