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Burn Barrier Latex Paint 20-20

Burn Barrier #20-20A F.R. Flat, Water Base

BURN BARRIER™ 20-20 is a latex (water base) intumescent fire retardant paint, manufactured and tested in accordance with Federal Specification TT-P-001932. 

This product is designed for use on interior surfaces where it is either necessary or desirous to reduce the surface burning characteristics of the substrate. It dries quickly to a flat matte finish, having the appearance of a conventional flat paint. In the presence of heat or flame, the coating puffs up (intumesces) and forms a thick sponge like cellular foam layer, this foam layer insulates the substrate reducing the penetration of heat, thus retarding the flame spread and prolonging structural collapse.

Fire Tests:

Flame Spread Ratings: Class “A”. When tested in accordance with ASTM E-84 (NFPA 255) the coating obtained the following fire hazard classification.



SurfaceDouglas Fir
Flame Spread Rating25
Fuel Contributed15
Smoke Developed20
Number of preliminary coatsNone
Rate per coat: 
sq.ft./gal. U.S. (Imp)230 (275)
Number of OvercoatsNone


Surface Preparation:

All surface preparation should be carried out in accordance with good painting practices. Remove all loose peeling or powdery paint from the surface. All dirt, grease, oil, wax and other foreign matter MUST be removed with a detergent, rinse surface thoroughly with clear water and allow to dry. Repair all cracks, holes, and other surface irregularities. Allow to dry, sand lightly and prime repaired surface. All glossy or smooth surfaces should be dulled with sandpaper. For best appearance, new wood surfaces should be sealed with BURN BARRIER™ 3001 Alkyd Prime.


Available in white, off-white and pastel shades, or may be field tinted with most universal tinting colorants. Tinting colorants should not exceed two fluid ounces per gallon.


Standard packaging, 1 gallon, 5 gallon and 55 gallon containers.


CAUTION! Do not take internally. Close container after each use. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Protect from freezing. Information provided herein is based on tests believed to be reliable. Inasmuch as Fire Retardants Inc. has no control over the use or application to which others may put this material, we make no guarantee or warranty. Our products are sold on the condition that each user of the material make their own evaluation to determine the material’s suitability for their own particular use.


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