(WMC-TV) - Andy, Will It Work? Contego International's Fire-Resistant Paint = WISE BUY!
A few coats of paint just earned its place as a potential addition to your home's fire safety plan – and it might also score you a break on your insurance premium!
Contego International, Inc. of Rochester, IN (http://www.contegointernational.com/), manufacturers a fire-resistant, intumescent interior paint. The makers designed it to tame the flames – and buy firefighters more time to make the scene of a commercial or residential fire.
"The longer the fire burns, the more this stuff swells up," said Tony Scott, Contego International's executive vice president of corporate development.
Scott showcased the paint's effectiveness by blow-torching a wood paddle painted with Contego's fire-resistant formula. "You can see how it's getting thicker," he demonstrated, shutting off the blow-torch and scraping away the scorched paint to reveal the untouched wood.
In each set, the interior of one structure was painted with standard white latex paint, while the other was painted with Contego's fire-resistant paint.
Olive Branch, MS, firefighters stacked pallets and other combustibles inside both of the 8x8x8 structures, setting them on fire.
In our live television test of Contego's paint on larger structures (8x8x12, furnished), it contained the fire again, keeping the structure intact for more than eight minutes. Firefighters agreed it would definitely slow the spread of a fire from room-to-room or property-to-property.
Click here to see Andy Wise's page on WMCTV.COM for all of his previous product tests.
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