a concentrated flame retardant that effectively treats natural-fiber
textiles, paper products, and other cellulosic
When treating muslin backdrops, the most efficient method is
to treat the fabric prior to painting. This insures that the
fiber of the material will readily absorb the FR1xn.
However, many painters prefer to paint their drop first, and
flame retard it afterwards, preventing any possible reaction
between the FR1xn and the painting techniques. In these
instances, turn the fabric over and treat the back side of the
drop with FR1xn. Unless the paint treatment is especially
heavy, the fibers on the back of a painted drop are usually exposed
and will still absorb a sufficient amount of Fr1xn. As always,
it is important to test the drop to insure that the material
has been successfully treated.
Velours require careful spraying treatment, and finished drapes should
only be attempted after considerable practice on sample material.
Compare the weight of an untreated and a dried, treated sample to
insure that sufficient Fr1xn is absorbed.
out the drapes from a counterweighted batten. Work in a back
and forth pattern, treating six-foot-high strips in sequence,
beginning across the top. Spray the rear side with a fine spray
of diluted FR1xn, making certain no liquid soaks through
to the front (pile) side of the fabric. Make one or more uniform
spray treatments of the entire drape, until sufficient material
is absorbed. It is better to allow for two or more light spray
treatments with drying time between than one heavy one.
Treating synthetics & cotton / synthetic blends.
flameproofs many synthetic fabrics, such as polyesters, nylons,
acrylics and rayons, as well as many cotton/synthetic
This ready-to-use liquid is easily applied by immersion, spraying
or brushing. Fabrics retain a good soft hand without undue stiffness.
Virtually infinite varieties of synthetic fabrics are available and
in wide use in the entertainment industry today. FR1x
is an effective treatment for many of these fabrics, but not all.
The best method of application on a specific fabric will be determined
by a combination of factors including the type of fiber, the weave
of the material and the delicacy of the finished fabric. While immersion
may be the most efficient way of treating a particularly resistant
fiber, such treatment may alter the hand of the material so much
as to make it unusable. Always prepare a range of samples to determine
the best method for each fabric being used.
FR1x may be used straight out of the bottle. Dilute with
water if necessary. This allows the product to be effective on the
widest range of materials. Because of the strength of this solution,
certain fabrics will develop a white powdery residue after the FR1x
has dried. If this occurs on your test sample, dilute the Fr1x 10%
with water and retest. Continue this process until your sample dries
- Treating wood, corrugated paper and cellulose and acoustical
flameproofs untreated wood, plywood, cellulose board, acoustical
board, and corrugated paper. This ready-to-use
clear liquid is easily applied by immersion, spraying, or brushing
to penetrate the surface of the material without changing its
properties. In addition to flameproofing, FRxw also
seals and protects the wood that has been treated. FRxw will
not change the color of the wood, however, flameproofing may
the grain slightly. This can be corrected by sanding
FRxw is intended for use on untreated wood surfaces.
No other coating (paint, clear acrylic, polyurethane, stain,
etc.) should be applied on top of FRxw. While a paint
coating will not diminish the effectiveness of the FRxw, some
paint and coatings may not adhere properly. If the wood is to
be painted, test accordingly. Also, some coatings may be flammable
when dry. FRxw will only treat the substrate and provides
no protection against the possible fire hazard created by a flammable
coating applied on top of the treated wood. Penetrating stains
will not alter the effectiveness of the FRxw. Do not use
water-based clear urethanes or clear acrylics over FRxw as clouding
is the latest flame retardant solution for the entertainment
A clear un-pigmented liquid, add FR1xPA to
waterbased paint to render the paint film fire retardant.
FR1xPA is useful for treating
scenic materials that cannot easily be treated by
other methods and for supplying the additional
protection of a fire retardant paint coating to scenic elements.
FR1xPA is not intended to be used in place of other FR
products. Where possible, always treat the substrate material using
the appropriate FR product. However, when this is not possible,
FR1xPA is used to create a fire retardant coating. This
coating does not alter the flammability of the material being painted
but rather creates a barrier that slows the spread of fire along
painting muslin and canvas backdrops, use FR1xPA to render
the scenic paint fire retardant. But FR1xPA should
still be used to treat the fabric itself. When painting murals
on plasterboard walls, FR1xPA provides a fire retardant
paint coating that will meet most local and federal fire codes.
work by releasing non-combustible gases which starve a fire of
oxygen. However, a fire retardant paint
film is not an effective fire barrier on highly combustible materials
such as foams and plastics. For polystyrene foams FR1xPA
is an excellent protective, fire-retardant coating.