xerofire® Intumescent Fire Retardant Coatings

A unique range of leading technology, 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 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® 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.

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…


xerofire® Intumescent Basecoat

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

A Statement of Supply is issued with each job relevant to the surface area to be coated and the quan…


xerofire® Intumescent Clear Topcoat

A two-pack acid-catalyst furniture grade lacquer with FIRA 6250 Severe Use properties.

A Statement of Supply is issued with each job relevant to the surface area to be coated and the quantity of prod…