By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen Manufacturers of Wood Finishes Morrells Wood Finishes Ltd Stockport

xerofire® Intumescent Fire Retardant Coatings

A unique range of leading technology, VOC-free professional wood finishing products formulated to upgrade (or maintain) the fire-rating of a wide variety of wood-based substrates including veneered panels, solid hard- and softwoods, plywood, MDF and wood-composite boards. The xerofire® Fire Retardant Coatings system comprises of a 2K Waterborne Intumescent Basecoat together in combination with a 2K Acid Catalyst Clear Topcoat providing a high quality and excellent aesthetic furniture grade finish.


xerofire® is the first high-performance furniture grade intumescent lacquer system that will upgrade a non-fire-rated timber substrate to BS476 Part 6 & 7 Class 0 and Class 1, and also achieve top rating (Euro Class B-s1,d0) in the European Fire Standard EN13501-1 (on 18mm thick birch-faced plywood with a density of 650kg/m3, employing a 40mm ventilated cavity). In addition, xerofire® is extremely durable (FIRA Standard 6250 - Severe Use).

xerofire® has received the highest rating for Euro Class B of s1,d0

  • s1 - little or no smoke propagation
  • d0 - no flaming droplets or particles in the first 10 minutes

xerofire® complies with the requirements for Class 0 defined in Appendix A paragraph 13 of Approved Document B “Fire Safety” to the Building Regulations and has achieved the Euro reaction to fire classification of Euro Class B-s1,d0 xerofire® official Exova FR Certification/Accreditation Reports:

  1. EN 13501-1: 2007 +A1: 2009 “Euro” Classification B-s1,d0 - Report Number 333923 issued 4th November 2013 by Exova Warrington
  2. BS 476: Part 6: 1989 +A1: 2009 - Method of test for Propagation of Products - Report Number: 315455 issued 25th April 2012 by Exova Warrington
  3. BS 476: Part 7: 1997 - Method for Classification of the Surface Spread of Flame of Products - Report Number: 315456 issued 25th April 2012 by Exova Warrington

xerofire® has been used in well-known places: Starbucks, Manchester City FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Birmingham Library, Heathrow Terminals 4 & 5, The National Theatre, Frankie & Benny’s, Waterloo Underground Station, the Facebook Offices and The Royal Barge. 

Contact Technical Service for more information at 0161 406 5300. See the rest of the Architectural Coatings range, or view our Interior Lacquers.

/127 xerofire® Intumescent Isolator

A one-pack clear barriercoat designed to isolate timber extractives. This is recommended to avoid potential discoloration, particularly with acid sensitive timbers and fruitwoods such as maple, cherry…


/800 xerofire® Intumescent Basecoat

A two-pack waterborne intumescent basecoat designed to retard the propagation and spread of fire. 

xerofire® intumescent fire-retardant system from Morrells is a class-leading intumescent system, pro…


/457 xerofire® Clear - Fire Retardant Intumescent Topcoat

A two-pack acid-catalyst furniture grade lacquer with FIRA 6250 Severe Use properties and Euro Class B reaction to fire classification s1,d0.

xerofire® intumescent fire-retardant system from Morrells…