By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen Manufacturers of Wood Finishes Morrells Wood Finishes Ltd Stockport

xerofire® Intumescent Fire Retardant Coatings

/127 xerofire® Isolator

A one-pack clear barriercoat designed to isolate timber extractives prior to coating with xerofire® Intumescent system. This is recommended to avoid potential discolouration, particularly with acid-se…


/800 xerofire® Clear Fire Retardant Basecoat

A two-pack waterborne fire retardant basecoat offering exceptional clarity and designed to retard the propagation and spread of fire to B-s1,d0.

xerofire® Fire Retardant system from Morrells is a cla…


/457 xerofire® Clear Topcoat

A two-pack acid-catalyst furniture grade clear topcoat with FIRA 6250 Severe Use properties.

xerofire® Fire Retardant system from Morrells is a class-leading system, providing a high quality, furnitu…


A unique range of leading technology, VOC-free professional wood finishing products formulated to upgrade (or maintain) the fire-rating of a wide variety of wood-based substrates including veneered panels, solid hard- and softwoods, plywood, MDF and wood-composite boards. The xerofire® Fire Retardant Coatings system comprises of a 2K Waterborne Intumescent Basecoat together in combination with a 2K Acid Catalyst Clear Topcoat providing a high quality and excellent aesthetic furniture grade finish.


xerofire® is the first high-performance furniture grade lacquer system that will upgrade a non-fire-rated timber substrate to BS476 Part 6 & 7 Class 0 and Class 1, and also achieve top rating (Euro Class B-s1,d0) in the European Fire Standard EN13501-1 (on 18mm thick birch-faced plywood with a density of 650kg/m3, employing a 40mm ventilated cavity). In addition, xerofire® is extremely durable (FIRA Standard 6250 - Severe Use).

xerofire® complies with the requirements for Class 0 defined in Appendix A paragraph 13 of Approved Document B “Fire Safety” to the Building Regulations and has achieved the Euro reaction to fire classification of Euro Class B-s1,d0 xerofire official Exova FR Certification/Accreditation Reports:

  1. EN 13501-1: 2007 +A1: 2009 “Euro” Classification B-s1,d0 - Report Number 333923 issued 4th November 2013 by Exova Warrington
  2. BS 476: Part 6: 1989 +A1: 2009 - Method of test for Propagation of Products - Report Number: 315455 issued 25th April 2012 by Exova Warrington
  3. BS 476: Part 7: 1997 - Method for Classification of the Surface Spread of Flame of Products - Report Number: 315456 issued 25th April 2012 by Exova Warrington

xerofire® has been used in well-known places: Starbucks, Manchester City FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Birmingham Library, Heathrow Terminals 4 & 5, The National Theatre, Frankie & Benny’s, Waterloo Underground Station, the Facebook Offices and The Royal Barge. 

Contact Technical Service for more information at 0161 406 5300. See the rest of the Architectural Coatings range, or view our Interior Lacquers.