Torrex™ Flameshield Eggshell


Torrex™ Flameshield Eggshell allows you to upgrade the fire rating of existing well adhered painted surfaces, protecting against rapid spread of flame and providing a tough, hard wearing surface with a low texture, eggshell finish. 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, in areas of high risk.

The system helps architects, building managers and surveyors to comply with Section B2 of the Building Regulations and also to fulfil their obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO).



  • Certifire approved
  • Upgrades to Class 0 when tested on the Exova Warringtonfire Class 4 ‘Blue Board’
  • Eggshell finish
  • Hard wearing and durable
  • Water-based
  • 4 coat system
  • Easily applied by brush or roller
  • Provides long term protection
  • Wide colour range available

Frequently Asked Questions

1st Coat
Torrex™ Flameshield Primer (EP111), a two-pack primer for use on well adhered previously painted surfaces.

2nd Coat
Torrex™ Flameshield Ultimate Buildcoat (EM375) a single-pack, high build, textured coating that adds fire protection to the system.

3rd & 4th Coat
Torrex™ Ultimate Eggshell (EM382) a tough and durable coloured finish coating.

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

Torrex™ Flameshield Eggshell is suitable for all well adhered internal surfaces where effective protection from rapid flame spread is needed. Typical areas include walls and ceilings in the following locations:

  • Communal areas, landings and lift lobbies in social housing blocks
  • Internal fire escape areas
  • Internal public access areas
  • Toilet blocks in schools and public conveniences
  • 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 (find us on NBS Plus)
  • On-site technical back-up for live projects
  • 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 a new or bare surface. Always consult a representative of Tor Coatings prior to specifying or applying.

Torrex™ Ultimate Primer

By brush or medium pile roller, apply one full coat of Torrex™ Ultimate Primer (EP111) at a coverage rate of 13.33 square metres per litre. Allow to cure. Overcoating time minimum 4 hours, maximum 7 days.

Torlife™ Flameshield Ultimate Buildcoat

By brush or medium pile roller, apply one full coat of Torlife™ Flameshield Ultimate Buildcoat (EM375) at a theoretical coverage rate of 1.33 square metres per litre. Immediately after application and whilst the coating is still wet, lightly roll over the whole of the coated area with a foam texturing roller to produce an even, light texture effect. Allow to cure. Overcoating time minimum 16 hours, maximum 7 days.

Torrex™ Eggshell

By brush or short / medium pile roller, apply two full coats of Torrex™ Eggshell (EM360) at a theoretical coverage rate of 12.5 square metres per litre. Allowing 4 hours between coats.

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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