CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Fire is hungry. Flames move fast if they're able eat their way through your home.
One key to stopping fire is to put a barrier between it and the food it needs to survive.
Fire resistant paint promises to be that shield that protects the wood in your home from a hungry fire, but does it really work as well as the manufacturers claim?
We put one brand of fire resistant paint, made by a company called Contego, to the test. Wait until you see the results.
Will it protect your home and buy your family more time to escape? Will it give firefighters a little more time to get inside and save more of your home?
Consumer Reporter Kristen Miranda worked with the Charlotte Fire Department and a local contractor to give you a surprising look at how fierce a fire can be and whether a thin layer of paint really can make a difference.
You can see a preview of her report here, and be sure to watch the full story, with some unbelievable video, on Thursday night at 11pm on WBTV.