Q Can I use heat resistant paint on my stove at home?
A No, these coatings are not suitable for use on stoves because they are thermal-plastic and will soften when heated. If you place a hot pan on these coatings, it will likely mar the surface.
Q What is the maximum temperature these paints will withstand?
A Depending on the coating series, maximum temperatures range from 500F to 1500F
Q Do these paints require heat cure?
A No. 500 and 850 series coatings are AIR DRY, and will fully cure at ambient temperature. No. 900SA, 1200MSF and 1500 Series require low temperature heat curing to maintain maximum heat resistant properties.
Q Is a primer coat required?
A No. 500 and 850 series include primers, however they are optional as the coatings may be applied directly to properly prepared metal in two coats if desired. The No. 900SA Series is suitable for use over zinc rich primers which can withstand the temperature range of No. 900SA Series. No. 1200MSF and 1500 Series must be applied direct to metal. Note: No. 850 and 900SA Series Silver are designed exclusively for application WITHOUT PRIMER.
Q What solvent should be used for clean up?
A Xylene is suitable for both cleaning and thinning all Flame Control High Temp coatings.
Q Can these paints be applied to substrates which are hot?
A All painting should be done at ambient temperatures. These coatings contain flammable solvents, therefore the risk of fire or explosion is high when applied to hot surfaces. Also, the paint will dry rapidly making application at the proper thickness almost impossible.
Q What applications are not recommended?
A Do not apply inside ovens, smokestacks, etc. Any coating applied inside a fireplace will burn off. Do not expose these coatings to direct flame. Do not apply to car engines. Do not apply over existing paints which are unlikely to withstand the temperature range, and the additional coating layer will actually change the heat sink of the surface.
Q What surface preparation is required?
A For optimal results we recommend a “near white metal blast” which has a very low profile. As the total dry film thickness is between 2 and 3 mils, a higher profile surface will result in exposed “peaks” which can rust and cause coating failure.
Q Why will some colors change at less than the coatings’ rated temperature?
A While the coatings will withstand their rated maximum temperatures, they contain organic resins which begin to discolor at between 200-250F. At 650F the organic resin turns to ash and is removed to reveal a color more closely resembling the original color.
Q Do the paints retain their semi-gloss finish?
A All heat resistant coatings diminish in gloss as they increase in temperature, usually becoming flat finish at 500F.
Q Can Flame Control Heat Resistant Coatings be tinted?
A No, tinting is not recommended, however we can blend existing colors to a wide variety of colors.