Please note, this product is now discontinued. Contact our technical team for a suitable alternative.
PPG Steelguard 549 (FM549) is a one component thin-film solvent borne intumescent coating designed for providing a fire protective coating to structural steelwork in an industrial environment.
PPG Steelguard FM549 has been tested to national and international standards and can be used in dry, internal environments without the use of a protective topcoat. Steelguard FM549 is an excellent fire resistant product that provides up to 2 hours of protection from cellulosic fires.
PPG Steelguard 549 can be applied using airless spray for optimum performance and a brush should only be used for touch ups and small tricky areas. Steelguard 549 should not be applied below 5°C or above 50°C, otherwise it may not adhere to the surface properly. With quick drying time 549 is dry in just 30 minutes and be recoated after 6 hours in conditions of around 20°C.
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Surface and Environment
PPG Steelguard 549 can be used of on-site or off-site application and when dry produces a high quality, white matt, protective coating that can be used internally or externally to ensure that structural steel has the utmost protection from the risk of fire.
- PPG Steelguard 549 is only available in white
- One component thin-film solvent borne intumescent coating for fire protection of structural steelwork
- Provides up to 120 minutes protection from cellulosic fires
- Off-site or on-site application
- Up to 1500 microns dft in a single coat
- Suitable for C1 and C2 internal environments (ISO 12944); for dry internal (C1) environments no topcoat is required
- Tested to national and international standards such as ENV 13381-4 and BS 476 and certified with various national requirements
|VOC Content:||325.0 g/l|
|Volume Solids:||68 +/- 3%|
|Suitable Substrates:||Structural Steel|
|Application Method:||Airless Spray. Brush or Roller should only be used for small areas (touch up and repair)|
|Theoretical Coverage:||0.97 m2 per litre at 700 microns|
|Wet Film Thickness (WFT):||-|
|Dry Film Thickness (DFT):||200 - 1500 microns (8.0 - 60.0 mils ) per coat|
|Touch Dry:||30 minutes at 20°C|
|Overcoatable:||After minimum 6 hours at 20°C|
|Cleaner / Thinner:||Thinner 21-06 (normally no thinner required). Also as a cleaning solvent|
|Shelf Life:||At least 18 months when stored cool and dry|
|Packaging:||Available in 20 Litres|
The manufacturers data sheets are available for download from this website. It is your responsibility to read and understand all aspects of the data sheets before you place an order and prior to application. Please pay special attention to the preparation, mixing and application temperatures of the product, cleaning of substrate and environmental factors such as temperature, rain etc. Quoted coverage rates are based on the manufacturers theoretical rates and may vary depending upon substrates absorption, texture and application. We always recommend a test is carried out to ensure suitability.
Customer further agrees that Promain have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets and are not liable for failure due to misapplication or inadequate substrate cleaning and preparation. For more information please refer to our Terms & Conditions.