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FireGuard E-84 5 gal. Intumescent Primer

Product Overview

FireGuard E-84 is a superior intumescent fire retardant coating that creates a thin fire retardant and fire resistant barrier on a wide range of interior building surfaces. In the event of a fire, this product can prevent the spread of flames and reduce smoke levels to aid in the protection of life and property. When FireGuard E-84 Intumescent Paint is exposed to heat generated by flames, it swells to form an insulating char barrier that fire cannot penetrate. Without a source of fuel, the fire is unable to spread. In addition to protecting from flame, this char barrier functions as an insulating blanket to help protect the underlying substrate from the intense heat of a fire. This can postpone or even prevent ignition for up to two hours (ASTM E-119). Beyond preventing the spread of flames, FireGuard E-84 can reduce the production of smoke a leading cause of fire related fatalities.
  • ASTM E-84 class A and E-84 extended test
  • ASTM E-119 wall protection up to 2 hours; floor protection up to 1 hour
  • Superior intumescences performance
  • Retards flames and reduces smoke
  • Use on OSB, gypsum board, plywood, structural steel, steel decking, PVC, ridged foam board, open and closed cell spray foam insulation and more
  • Water based; ease of application and clean up
  • Durable smooth finish
  • Smoke development index 5
  • Flame spread index 5
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product TypeSealerSpecialty Finish/Small ProjectFlame RetardantFlame Retardant
Primer PurposeMold, Mildew & Water DamageLow Odor,Low-VOCSealantSealant
Container Size5 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon5 Gallon
SheenFlat/MatteFlat/MatteSemi-GlossFlat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use TypeDrywallDrywall,WoodWoodWood
Application MethodBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,RollerBrush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Paint/Stain FeaturesMildew ResistantHigh Heat,Low OdorFire Retardant,Low Odor,Low VOC,No additional features,One Coat CoverageFire Retardant,Low Odor,One Coat Coverage,Tintable
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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
5 Gallon

Details

Application Method
Brush,Paint Sprayer,Roller
Base Material
Water Based
Coating Product Category
Primer
Color Family
Whites
Color/Finish
white to off white
Dry to touch (min.)
60 min
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number per Package
1
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
High Heat,Low Odor
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Specialty Finish/Small Project
Primer Purpose
Low Odor,Low-VOC
Returnable
90-Day
Sheen
Flat/Matte
Substrate/Surface Use Type
Drywall,Wood

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Shield Industries, Inc. offers the following limited warranty for FireGuard E-84: When applied on approved internal surfaces and in full compliance with the label directions for the proper preparation of surfaces, storage and application of the product, and proper maintenance of the dry fill coating, FireGuard E-84 will not, under normal conditions, peel, crack, or chip for a period of 10 years.

Questions & Answers

55Questions24Answers

Does this meet Title 24 Cal Green code?

Asked by Sammy May 12, 2020
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Answers

I do not know.. Contact the company.

Is this product intended to be used as a primer, over previously painted drywall ? Will it still ...

Asked by Homedepotshopper March 8, 2020
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Answers

As far as I understand, if the product is on the wall it works. It should not matter what coating in under or on top of it.

What Graco sprayer tip size does this need?

Asked by Jason March 1, 2020
1
Answer

The tip size required for this material is a 0.019”- 0.021” with a 4”-10” (depending on material being sprayed). For additional application instructions please reference the manufacture's technical data sheet or contact a technical representative at 1-800-332-6327 for additional details.

does this apply directly to bare steel??

Asked by Gary February 26, 2020
1
Answer

The manufacture requires the application of this material over a compatible primer when applying to steel substrates. For additional application instructions please reference the manufacture's technical data sheet or contact a technical representative at 1-800-332-6327 for additional details.

Can it be applied over primer? Between primer and topcoat?

Asked by Jason February 22, 2020
1
Answer

This material can be applied of a variety of different surfaces including a primed surface and can be used in a top coated application however additional step may be required. It is important to follow the manufactures specified application instructions referenced in the manufacture's technical data sheet or contact a technical representative at 1-800-332-6327 for additional details.

how much sq. ft. coverage per gallon?

Asked by coverage February 9, 2020
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Answers

Coverage rate 86ft²/Gal at 10mil 28.9ft²/Gal at 30mil Allow for loss in mixing and application

The product description indicates this is for interior use, but the front of the bucket in the ph...

Asked by MountainWoman April 3, 2019
2
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This material can be used in a variety of different assembly conditions, however there are certain processes that must be followed to ensure a successful application. Please contact a manufactures technician for detailed instructions at 800.332.6327.

Can I apply this product on form insulation ?

Asked by MOTTI March 20, 2019
4
Answers

That is a question that needs to be addressed by the manufacturer. I used on new construction wood to satisfy county code. Easy to work with.

Is this product is approved/listed with an nationalized recognized testing laboratory (NRTL)? Tha...

Asked by Deckfireproofing September 12, 2018
3
Answers

I used this product because my local building department suggested it as one they recognized as one that would help me reach there requirement for fire resistance.

If I have this shipped to store, can I choose a color?

Asked by Drew August 9, 2018
5
Answers

This is a white primer only. You have to paint over it, but it does cover well with a good paint.

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Customer Reviews

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    out of 57 reviews
  • 81% recommend this product
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The paint sprayed easily. You just have to apply many thin coats to achieve the desired thickness.
The paint sprayed easily. You just have to apply many thin coats to achieve the desired thickness.
by Hotelbuilder
3 people found this helpful
Used to give my cabin some extra fire protection in case of a forest fire. Excellent product. I u...
Used to give my cabin some extra fire protection in case of a forest fire. Excellent product. I used 4 x 5gal (20gals total) to spray 2 thick coats over my cabin in the woods. Including a shed and the well pump house. Cabin is 2000 sq ft. The paint only comes in white, it spayed beautifully and gave excellent coverage. I ended up with 2 gals left over which I added to the green top coat .. it mixed in just fine and also sprayed just fine. I figure it's cheap insurance incase of a fire. I painted a large piece of cardboard and let it dry and then tried to light the cardboard with my propane torch. IT WOULDN"T burn even with direct flame on the painted cardboard. I have also made some custom window shutters which also got painted with the fireproof paint to add to my fire protection. Next project is to add a metal roof to the cabin and fingers crossed the house might survive a fire ....
by AngliaUSA
7 people found this helpful
It would be a great product if it could be...
It would be a great product if it could be applied as recommended. I applied it with a sprayer at the recommended mils per wet coat. I let it dry for 24hrs. When I came back the product was cracking like and coat of paint that thick would do. I applied a second coat as recommended. I though maybe the first coat dried too fast. The second coat cracked just as much as the first coat and the started to flake off in some areas. I did also try to roll this product by the roller lifts the material off when trying to apply so thick.
by Theman
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by HomeDepotCustomer
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by HomeDepotCustomer
We have used this before, very good at protecting structures from fire and smoke spread.
We have used this before, very good at protecting structures from fire and smoke spread.
by CMS
worst and disappoint procdet demonstration
I dont know if anyone else took the time to watch the clio they have to show off this “FireGuard” product but the Experiments they did to show the effectiveness of the force field fire guard was totally unfair and not contacted the same way you can tell that that each one was made to make the force field fire guard primer look like it was a better choice but it seriously does not i wouldnt purchase this product from the company or rely on then basied on if they company is will to fake test there product how can anyone trust anything they sell. I dont recommand.
by JuanPro
Response from Tech RepAug 14, 2020
We are sorry to hear that you had a less than ideal experience with our material in your past project. As a specialty material this product has specific recommend uses and application thickness which have been 3rd party laboratory tested and designed to achieve specific ratings. We highly encourage customers who are interested in using this material to reach out to our trained product specialists by calling 800-332-6327, who can discuss your project in detail as well as supply supporting documentation and helpful insight for a successful application.
1 person found this helpful
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by HomeDepotCustomer
The fire rating specs state 1 - 2 coats are sufficient. It took 6 to 8 coats to meet the materia...
The fire rating specs state 1 - 2 coats are sufficient. It took 6 to 8 coats to meet the material thickness that was checked via paint thickness meter. Not what I expected or what was stated on their website.
by PJ
Response from Tech RepJul 7, 2020
I am sorry that this was your experience when installing the material. This material can be applied via a variety of different methods (roller, brush, airless sprayer). The application method selected can have a large impact on how many wet coats of material will need to be applied to achieve a specific or specified dry thickness. Brush and Roller applications are ideal for projects where you need to minimize prep time that would be requires for a sprayer, however roll and brush applications yield a much smaller amount per wet coat then a spray application would causing for a increase in required coats. Spray applications are ideal for most projects because it will typically yield a better finish in few coats. As with any technical material it is highly recommended to reach out the the manufactures technical support staff for guidance on any aspect of the material or of a project itself from planning and estimating to project specific insight and even troubleshooting. A technical representative can be reached at 1-800-332-6327 for additional details.
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