Torrex™ Fire Upgrading (Gloss Finish)


Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Gloss System allows you to upgrade the fire rating of low risk, multi-layered previously painted, well adhered internal surfaces to Class 1 fire rating without the need to strip or redecorate and provides a high level of long term decorative protection.
The system successfully upgrades the Exova Warringtonfire Class 4 “Blue Board” to Class 1 when tested to BS476 Part 7.



  • Achieves Class 1 fire rating on well adhered previously painted surfaces
  • 3 coat fire upgrading system
  • Tough, hardwearing gloss finish
  • Lower cost alternative than stripping and repainting
  • Wide range of attractive colours
  • Easy to apply to all internal areas
  • Independently tested by Exova Warringtonfire
  • Provides long term protection

Frequently Asked Questions

1st Coat
Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Primer (EM358). A single-pack, water based, fire retardant primer.

2nd & 3rd Coat
Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Gloss Finish (AK706)

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

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

  • Communal areas, landings and lift lobbies in multi-storey housing blocks
  • Internal fire escape areas
  • Internal public access areas
  • Corridors and escape routes in public buildings including schools, colleges, hospitals, nursing homes, leisure
  • centres, community centres and office blocks.
  • Unrivalled expertise and knowledge
  • Nationwide team of area managers / technical personnel
  • Free site survey
  • Free specification service (also available on NBS+)
  • On-site technical back-up on live projects
  • RIBA CPD seminar ‘Understanding the control of rapid
    flame spread in building refurbishment’ available
  • Comprehensive guarantees available

The following specification is included for demonstrative purposes only and would be suitable for use over well adhered existing coatings. Always consult a representative of Tor Coatings prior to specifying or applying.

Torrex™ Upgrading Primer

By brush or short pile roller, apply one full coat of Torrex™ Upgrading Primer (EM358) at a coverage rate of 10m² per litre. Allow to dry. Overcoating time minimum 4 hours, maximum 7 days.

Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Gloss Finish

By brush or short pile roller, apply two full coat of Torrex™ Fire Upgrading Gloss Finish (AK706) in the appropriate colour, at a theoretical coverage rate of 16² per litre. Allow first coat to cure. Overcoating time minimum 16 hours, maximum 3 days.

Tor Coatings offers a free site survey service and 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.

Contact Tor Coatings on 0191 410 6611 to arrange your free 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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