Paint / Stain Additive
Q: Is the paint additive for commercial use or residential?
A: Our paint/stain additives LPA-202 and SPA-200 are
recommended for residential use. They are used in
commercial applications as well but are only tested for
residential use. They are not as strong as our main flame
retardant treatment line, because they only treat the paint
and sit on top of the material rather than soaking in the
Q: How much do I need for my project?
A: The ratio is 1 Gallon Additive to 8 Gallons of
Paint/Stain. 16 oz of additive should be mixed in with
every 1 Gallon of water-based paint/stain. For example if
you have 10 Gallons of paint, you would need 1 Gallon 32 oz
of additive to mix in so you'd have to purchase 2 Gallons
Q: Can I use it in Oil Based paints and stains?
A: No. Our paint/stain additives LPA-202/SPA-200 are
water-based and can only be mixed with other water-based
Q: Is it Class “A” rated?
A: Yes and no. The Class “A” rating applies only to the
flame spread of the paint/stain itself. The material its
painted/stained on can vary greatly in flame spread since
the paint/stain only sits on top of the surface. Its
highly recommended for best protection to first apply Fire
Kote 100 or Wood Shield to soak into the material and then
paint/stain with the additive included if possible.
Q: Can I use it instead of FIRE KOTE 100 or other saturant
type flame retardants?
A: It is highly recommended to only use the Paint Additive
when you absolutely have no other choice. That is the
surface is already coated and you cannot soak a treatment
such as Fire Kote 100 into the material. Paint additive
does not provide as strong of resistance as our main flame
Q: How do you apply paint additive treated paint?
A: Apply your treated paint exactly as you would normally.
Contact your paint manufacture for application instructions
and spread rate of your paint/stain.