Intumescent paints are used for fire proofing. Intumescent paints are used for structural steel things. These paints are easy to handle and are available in every form like they can be done by hand, by roller or by sprays. They are available in a variety of color ranges. After painting they give a look like an orange peel. If you are happy with this look then you can stay with otherwise sanding can be done on them to give them a thinner and same look like other ordinary paints do. But to do sanding is quite expensive. Intumescent coatings in Melbourne is very advantageous as it gives safety from the fire. In tall buildings where a huge amount of people are working or chances to explode fire may occur, this paint is used and currently a lot of factories have opted for industrial painting for their walls. These tall buildings are made up blocks and sheets of steel. This paint is done on the sheets of steel. In case of fire explosion, the process of carbonization starts as this paint is the combination of chemicals. The chemicals catch fire and becomes less dense, a thin layer of paint acts as insulator and avoid steel to get hot and avoids from increase in temperature as steels can only temperature of 500 degree centigrade. If this temperature increases then the steel starts to melt and can be dangerous.
These paints can protect steel up to 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. At reaction of intumescent coating with fire char is produced as a byproduct. Intumescent coating is beneficent because it can be used for every structural material like soft wood such as cedar, pine and larch, hard wood such as ash, oak and birch, fire boards, chip boards, melamine, plaster, stones, bricks, metals and concrete. These paints are beneficial for interior and exterior use such as doors, windows, window panes, bar top, decking, paneling, and cladding and on floor. These paints can also be applied on that surfaces which are already painted, stained, varnished, unpainted, and the top of that thing which is already painted with non-retardant paints. It increases the life span of the thing on which it is painted.
Due to this paint the load bearing capacity of steel increases and this increase the strength of the building. The paint applied on any surface reduces the spread of flame over the area. By intumescent coating we can prolong the weakening of the material as it takes time in ignition. Basically we can say that the coating resists ignition. In heavy industries where ignition material is being made or work is done with radioactive material, load is transferred over the pulleys or by load bearing trolleys. This painted get coated over these pulleys and trolleys as they are made up of steel so that they may not get ignited and all things may remain safe. The demand of this paint is really very high in oil and gas industry as both oil and gas are non-polar and get ignited very fast. A single flame can cause of huge destruction soon their containers intumescent paints are being coated.