What is Inspecta Shield plus?
Inspecta-Shield Plus is a durable, non-toxic, fire-retardant chemical coating, which is carried, in an aqueous (water) solution. When completely dried and cured, it is both odorless and colorless, and is visible only under a long wave ultraviolet light. Inspecta-Shield Plus can be applied to a wide variety of items including carpeting, bedding, upholstery, draperies, paper and lumber. When properly applied, Inspecta-Shield Plus meets or exceeds the criteria for a “Class A” rating on most materials.
How is Inspecta-Shield Plus different from other fire retardants?
Inspecta-Shield Plus can treat both natural and synthetic materials. It is visible under long wave ultraviolet light so that the initial application and any need for reapplication can easily be checked. Inspecta-Shield Plus is UV stable and has been demonstrated to significantly inhibit sun fading and sun rot. Inspecta-Shield Plus dries to an invisible durable protective shield with no residue or rings to change the aesthetics of treated items. When dry, Inspecta-Shield Plus is non-corrosive to metal.
Does Inspecta-Shield Plus work on everything?
No. Inspecta-Shield Plus only works on items that are absorbent or that will allow Inspecta-Shield Plus silicas to adhere to them. In other words, Inspecta-Shield Plus can only treat items it can reach. An easy test is to apply a drop of water to the surface of the material. If the water does not bead up, the items can be treated with Inspecta-Shield Plus. Because of its unique penetration formula, Inspecta-Shield Plus is able to effectively retard lumber and many fabrics previously coated with a soil repellent.
Is Inspecta-Shield Plus safe to use?
Yes! It’s very simple. Carefully spray Inspecta-Shield Plus with a small lightweight sprayer, being sure to cover all exposed surfaces. As soon as Inspecta-Shield Plus is completely dry, it works! After application is completed, fill out and sign the application for certificate of flame resistance form enclosed with the product and return it to International Fire-Shield. Upon satisfactory review, your Certificate of Flame resistance will be issued.
How often does Inspecta-Shield Plus need to be reapplied?
Inspecta-Shield Plus is extremely durable and will not wear off under normal use and normally will withstand numerous dry cleanings. However, there can be a slight loss of Inspecta-Shield Plus in washing. Reapplication is recommended after washing to maintain flame retardancy.
How much does Inspecta-Shield Plus cost?
Inspecta-Shield Plus is an inexpensive method of fire protection considering that fire causes many needless deaths and billions of dollars of damage in property losses every year. A gallon of Inspecta-Shield Plus covers an average area of 500 sq. ft. for textiles and 300 sq. ft. for lumber, depending on material fibers and lumber thickness. Inspecta-Shield Plus virtually protects your valuables and irreplaceables for pennies!