Firefree 88 - 5 Litre Bucket

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Firefree 88® (“Ff88”) is a premium intumescent fire-resistant coating tested to comply with many fire rating performances prescribed under the Australian Building Code as well as many US and international construction codes. These standards involve fire resistant testing which measures a product's ability to prevent fire penetration over a period of time.


  • Easy to use and apply
  • Fully tested and certified
  • Tintable
  • Smooth finish
  • Cost effective
  • High performance
  • Eco friendly
  • Usable on multiple substrates/assemblies

Use on properly prepared uncoated, primed or previously painted surfaces. Ff88 can be applied to numerous materials, including wood, gypsum board (Gyprock, plasterboard), lathe and plaster, concrete, masonry, embossed/pressed metal tin, thin gauge metal, galvanized steel and aluminum, fibreglass, carbon fibre, plastics and other composite materials for 1 and 2 hour ratings. Can be used on spray polyurethane foam to achieve a 15 minute barrier. Although it can be used on the above substrates, formal testing has been completed on plasterboard, GYProck, timber, plywood, masonry and pressed metal ceiling panels.

As a result of its' superior fire-resistant performance, Firefree 88® can provide significant material and labour cost reductions that result in significant savings when compared to other construction options in both new, retrofit and defective situations. This includes residential, commercial, industrial and government sectors as well as insulation and transportation industries.

Recommended for historic properties, schools, health care (hospitals, assisted living), apartments, condominium, high-rises, hotels, stores, restaurants, oil and solar facilities, government facilities, military applications and facilities, transportation (aerospace, aviation, light rail, maritime, energy).

Ff88 is a water-based coating designed for interior use. However, Ff88 can be used in some exterior applications if covered by the FfE Exterior Topcoat in strict compliance with Firefree’s specifications (contact Fire Defender for more information).

Ff88 comes in a white colour and has a flat finish and can be tinted using any colour chart. If a semi-gloss or gloss finish is desired, Ff88 can be top coated with most premium paints to achieve the desired colour and finish.


All testing is done in NATA accredited laboratories.


  • AS3837 Group ratings. Please note that the majority of the AS1530.4 reports below will be accepted by certifiers as alternates for AS3837 Group ratings.
  • AS1530.4. Timber Stud, Timber Lined Wall Systems FRL -/30/30
  • AS1530.4. Metal stud plasterboard non-load bearing FRL 30/30/30
  • AS1530.4. 13mm plasterboard FRL -/60/60
  • AS1530.4. Concrete/masonry wall system 120/120/120
  • AS1530.4. Pressed metal ceiling tiles to floor FRL 60/60/60
  • AS1530.4. Timber density assessment report.
  • AS1530.3 for 11mm plywood
  • AS3959. Bushfire - currently under way (Watch this space)

Test Reports & Datasheets

Ff88 is a water-based fire retardant coating and its application is similar to applying a regular water-based acrylic paint (except for the recommended thickness which needs to be precisely complied with for adequate performance).
Ff88 can be brushed, rolled or sprayed using an airless spray gun. Additionally, because of its high percentage of solids, it will have an excellent spread rate and coverage. Refer to the Application Instructions for detailed information.

To precisely apply the correct coating thickness, a WET FILM THICKNESS GAUGE is required. This is mandatory if you need to comply with any of the Australian testing standards. We sell these "at cost". If you dont have one, please add it as a selection above. ONLY ONE PER order/job/site is required.


Under the latest release of the National Construction Code 2019 (NCC), Fire retardant paints and coatings can no longer be used to make a substrate compliant under the "Deem-to-satisfy" requirements; they can only be used when approved by a fire engineer under a "Performance Solution". Penetrating fire retardant systems are permitted. 

Fire retardant coatings can still be used to comply with the AS3959 Bushifre requirements. 

It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that any product purchased from Fire Defender will meet the requirements of the building code you are required to comply with.

  • Model: Ff88 - 5L
  • Shipping Weight: 7kgs
  • Manufactured by: Firefree Coating Inc.

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