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Life Paint Fire Retardant Coating
SECTION 09 96 43
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Life Paint; fire-retardant coatings.
This section is based on the products of Life Paint, which is located at:
12927 Sunshine Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Tel: 562-944-6391
Fax: 562-946-5921
Email: request info
Web: |
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PROTECT YOUR HOME! Life Paint's NEW FIRE FIGHTER is a Class A tested fire retardant coating built to help protect your home or structure from igniting.
          PART 1GENERAL
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
          A.Fire retardant coating.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
          A.Section 04 22 00 - Concrete Unit Masonry.
          B.Section 05 50 00 - Metal Fabrications.
          C.Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry.
          D.Section 09 21 16.33 - Gypsum Board Area Separation Wall Assemblies.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
          A.ASTM E 84 - Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
          B.Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
          1.Preparation instructions and recommendations.
          2.Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
          3.Installation methods.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete selection samples if colors have already been selected.
          C.Selection Samples: For each finish product specified, two complete sets of color chips representing manufacturer's full range of available colors and patterns.
          D.Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two samples, minimum size 6 inches (150 mm) square representing actual product, color, and patterns.
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications: Minimum 5 year experience manufacturing similar products.
          B.Installer Qualifications: Minimum 2 year experience installing similar products.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant taking such a precaution. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
          C.Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
          1.Finish areas designated by Architect.
          2.Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship is approved by Architect.
          3.Refinish mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
          A.Convene minimum two weeks prior to starting work of this section.
          A.Deliver and store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging bearing the brand name and manufacturer's identification until ready for installation.
          B.Handling: Handle materials to avoid damage.
          A.Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
          A.Ensure that products of this section are supplied to affected trades in time to prevent interruption of construction progress.
          A.Warranty: Provide manufacturer's standard limited warranty.
          PART 2PRODUCTS
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: Life Paint, which is located at: 12927 Sunshine Ave.; Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670; Tel: 562-944-6391; Fax: 562-946-5921; Email: request info; Web: |
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
          B.Substitutions: Not permitted.
          C.Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Life Paint's 50 Series Fire Fighter is available in a primer and a tint base for lighter colors.
          A.Product: Life Paint 50 Series as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          1.Product Type: An intumescent coating that can be applied to an interior or exterior substrate.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Application substrates: Interior walls, wallboard, primed or previously painted wood, metal, exterior stucco, masonry and concrete.
          B.Application: Refer to Drawings.
          1.Fire Resistant, Class A ASTM E 84.
          a.Smoke developed: 45.
          b.Flame Spread: 20.
          2.Low smoke.
          D.Physical Properties:
          1.Solids: 62-64% by weight. 63-65% by volume.
          2.Viscosity (KREBS): 115 +/- 5.
          3.VOC: 5 g/l.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER **Delete if not required.
          A.Bare Metal Primer: Aqua-Life 3900, 3970 or 100% Acrylic 7075 as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Extractive bleeding woods surface preparation stain blocker. Delete if not required.
          B.Stain Blocking Primer: 7075 or 3300 as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Wood and/or masonry type substrates, use the 5075 Fire Retardant Primer. Delete if not required.
          C.Intumescent Primer: 5075 as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Top coat. Delete if not required.
          D.Tint base: 50 Series top coat as manufactured by Life Paint Company.
          1.Primer Coat Coverage: 250 Square feet per gallon. Top Coat: 100 Square feet per gallon.
          2.Dry Time: Allow 6 hours of dry time between coats at 77 degree F (25 degrees C) and 50% relative humidity.
          3.Thinning: A small amount of water may be added to help spray. 1 quart per 5-gallons maximum.
          4.Clean-Up: Warm soapy water.
          5.Do not allow this product to freeze.
          6.Do not store above 100 degrees F (38 degrees C).
          A.Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
          B.If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
          A.Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
          B.Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
          C.Mildew: Do not apply over mildew. Mildew is a fungus, brown, black, grey or even white in color, and will rapidly grow through any coating applied over it.
          D.Stucco, Masonry: New stucco and/or newly applied masonry, with cure times, shall be allowed to cure for a minimum of 30 days before any coating application. Once cured, apply intumescent primer.
          1.For older stucco and/or masonry, painted or non-painted, water blast and remove any dirt, stains and/or loose coating that may prevent adhesion. Sand and scrape if necessary to remove loose coating.
          E.Wood: Remove all or any loose coating, dirt, wood rot. Sand wood smooth and remove previous coating(s).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER **Delete if not required.
          1.Extractive Bleeding: Redwood, Cedar, Mahogany and Douglas Fir contain natural water soluble coloring or extractives that tend to "bleed" or migrate to the surface. Apply a stain blocking primer. Then apply the intumescent primer.
          F.Metal: Unpainted metal shall be properly prepared according to the instructions on the metal primer label. Apply a metal primer, then apply the intumescent primer.
          A.Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and approved submittals.
          B.Application: Application shall be as product was tested to pass ASTM E-84 Class A.
          C.Intumescent Primer:
          1.Application Temperature: Apply at temperatures above 50 degree F (10 degrees C). Stir thoroughly. Do not apply late in the day or when dew, rain, fog or mist is likely. Moisture can damage the fresh paint film. Do not paint in direct sun. To make application easier on warm sunny days, paint in the shade as much as possible and dampen the surface to be painted just prior to painting.
          2.Applied by brush, roll, or spray. If sprayed, back roll to ensure proper coverage. Apply the intumescent primer at 250 square feet per gallon.
          D.Top Coat: Applied by brush, roll, or spray. If sprayed, back roll to ensure proper coverage. Apply at 100 square feet per gallon. Apply second coat at 100 square feet per gallon.
          A.Protect installed products until completion of project.
          B.Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.