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Protective Coating in Southampton


Elegant Decorating provides specialist fire protective paint coating services in Southampton.

In the event of a fire, intumescent paint prolongs the integrity of materials like steel structures. Its use is a legal requirement in Southampton and the rest of the UK. At Elegant Decorating, we work with thin-film intumescent coating. We have over 25 years’ worth of experience in intumescent painting in Southampton and beyond.

Intumescent paint is a vital component in a building’s infrastructure. Its assistance helps defend properties against the spread of fire. It also restricts the passage of smoke around the building. This is crucial as it offers people time to escape and reduces property damage.

These cover a range of applications from:

Concrete surfaces

Fibreglass materials

Plaster ceilings

Structural steel

Wood surfaces

And more

Recent advances have shown fire resistance to last from between half an hour to two hours. Despite it being a thin film coating, the paint will expand up to 50 times its original thickness. Our team utilise both solvent-based and water-based coatings.

Typically, this passive protection lies inactive and dormant. However, in the event of a fire, intumescent paint reacts when exposed to significant heat. This gives occupants of the building a far greater chance of escaping from danger. It also affords the emergency services more time to bring any raging fires under control.

Our industrial contractor services include:

We use the very latest techniques and the very best painters at Elegant Decorating.

Cladding painting and spraying

Exterior spray painting

Fire protection coatings

Hygiene coatings

Industrial spray painting

Intumescent spray painting

Masonry painting

Metal painting

Other protective coatings

Roof painting and spraying

Two-pack spraying

Intumescent Painting in Southampton


Intumescent paint provides an appearance similar to standard paint finishes. Yet it can be applied over most paints and varnishes and eliminates the need for stripping. Better still, it produces a low odour which makes it ideal for use in confined areas. However, intumescent paint cannot be applied over rust – so applications on steel surfaces will first undergo severe scrutiny.

Looking for a high-end intumescent painting service based in Hampshire? Look no further.

For over 25 years, Elegant Decorating has blessed Southampton with our signature – and elegant – touch. We pride ourselves on giving our customers a fast, friendly and efficient service. All our preparation work is undertaken to the highest of standards and we have industry accreditations that prove the quality of our contractors.

All our painting projects are risk assessed and thoroughly discussed with the client. Elegant Decorating’s commitment to health, safety and environmental sustainability are formally recognised. We act in accordance with the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999. We also have around the clock access to competent health and safety advice provided by IOSH accredited consultants.