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Can i paint my art room door with water based emulsion paints, (replicating Van Gogh's 'Starry Night') without impacting on fire safety? 

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It is recommended by BS 8214 that overpainting be limited to a maximum of five coats of conventional oil-bound paint or varnish.This applies to intumescent seals but I believe it would also apply to the door in general.

When preparing a frame for redecorating, the use of heat or chemical strippers should be avoided if intumescent seals are incorporated. If seals are damaged by either of these processes, they should be replaced. If glazing beads have been painted with intumescent paint, it is essential that they be repainted with a similar paint.

Consequently if you stay within the above guidance and if you strip the door first I would imagine you could easily achieve these recommendations.

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