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What is Inspecta-Shield?
Inspecta-Shield 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 can be applied to a wide variety of items including carpeting, bedding, upholstery, draperies, paper and lumber. When properly applied, Inspecta-Shield meets or exceeds the criteria for a “Class A” rating on most materials.
How is Inspecta-Shield different from other fire retardants?
Inspecta-Shield 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 is UV stable and has been demonstrated to significantly inhibit sun fading and sun rot. Inspecta-Shield dries to an invisible durable protective shield with no residue or rings to change the aesthetics of treated items. When dry, Inspecta-Shield is non-corrosive to metal.
What is Sun-Shield?
Sun-Shield is Inspecta-Shield’s UV stabilizing agent, which protects fabrics against damage from sun fading and sun rot. Many dark or rich colors, like red or navy, fade very quickly from exposure to the sun and are not economically viable decorating choices. In addition, exposure to the sun causes fabric to rapidly deteriorate. Sun-Shield significantly extends the life of treated fabrics as well as increasing decorating options.
Does Inspecta-Shield work on everything?
No. Inspecta-Shield only works on items that are absorbent or that will allow Inspecta-Shield silicas to adhere to them. In other words, Inspecta-Shield 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. Because of its unique penetration formula, Inspecta-Shield is able to effectively retard lumber and many fabrics previously coated with a soil repellent.
Is Inspecta-Shield easy to use?
Yes! It’s very simple. Carefully spray Inspecta-Shield with a small lightweight sprayer, being sure to cover all exposed surfaces. As soon as Inspecta-Shield is completely dry, it works!
How often does Inspecta-Shield need to be reapplied?
Inspecta-Shield is extremely durable and will not wear off and normally will withstand numerous dry cleanings. However, there can be a slight loss of Inspecta-Shield in washing. Reapplication is recommended after washing to maintain flame retardancy.
How do I receive a Flameproofing Certificate?
Certificates of Flameproofing are only given to those products having Inspecta-Shield applied by a Certified Technician. Those products can either be shipped to us for application, or if we go on site for the application process.