Torrex™ Fire Upgrading (Eggshell Finish)


Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Eggshell System allows you to upgrade the fire rating of existing well adhered painted surfaces, protecting against rapid spread of flame. The system has been successfully tested on the Warrington Blue Board and is covered under the Certifire 3rd Party accreditation scheme, giving specifiers peace of mind.

Smooth, eggshell finish, available in a wide range of NCS colours. Delivers a class 0 fire performance in areas defined as medium risk*.



  • Certifire approved
  • Achieves Class 0 on well adhered previously painted surfaces
  • 3 coat fire upgrading system
  • Tough, hardwearing eggshell finish
  • Lower cost alternative than stripping and repainting
  • Good chemical and abrasion resistance
  • Available in an extensive range of NCS colours
  • Low odour water based formula
  • Easy and safe to apply in all internal areas
  • Easy to clean
  • Independently tested by Exova Warringtonfire
  • Provides long term protection

Frequently Asked Questions

1st Coat
Torrex™ Grip Primer (EP120).  A two-pack, adhesion promoting, fire upgrading primer for previously painted surfaces.

2nd & 3rd Coat
Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Eggshell Finish (EM360)

Previously painted internal plaster and plasterboard, brick, masonry, concrete, ceramic tiles.  The previously painted areas must be well adhered.

Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Eggshell Finish is suitable for all well adhered internal surfaces where effective protection from rapid flame spread is needed, but typical areas include staircases, corridors etc in the following locations:

  • Communal areas, stairs, landings, and lift lobbies in multi-storey housing blocks
  • Internal fire escape areas
  • Internal public access areas
  • Corridors and escape routes public buildings such as schools, colleges hospitals, nursing homes, leisure centres, community centres and office blocks
  • Unrivalled expertise and knowledge
  • Nationwide team of area managers and technical personnel
  • Free site survey and risk assessment of your building
  • Free comprehensive specification writing service (NBS format also available)
  • On site technical back-up for live projects
  • RIBA CPD seminar available
  • ‘Understanding the Control of Rapid Flame Spread in Building Refurbishment’

The following specification for previously painted walls with conventional finishes is included for demonstrative purposes only and is only applicable to surfaces where the paint adhesion has been tested and shown to be good.  Always consult a representative of Tor Coatings prior to specifying or applying.

Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Primer

By brush or short pile roller, apply one full coat of Torrex™ Grip Primer (EP120) at a coverage rate of 10 square metres per litre.  Allow to dry.  Overcoating time minimum 16 hours, maximum 7 days.

Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Eggshell Finish

By brush or short pile roller, apply two full coats of Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Eggshell Finish (EM360) in the appropriate colour, at a coverage rate of 10 square metres per litre per coat.  Allow first coat to cure.  Overcoating time minimum 4 hours, maximum 7 days.

Tor Coatings offer a free site survey service, all of our Area Business Managers are fully trained and able to carry out full site assessments.  A detailed and bespoke specification will then be issued.

Call Tor Coatings on 0191 410 6611 to arrange your site survey.

Tor Coatings’ national team of Area Business Managers is supported by a dedicated customer services team, a team of experienced paint chemists and a dedicated technical help desk. Call 0191 411 3148 for assistance from our helpdesk or visit to find out more.

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