FX Australia® Product Information
Product Description
FX Metallic
(Interior only)
FX Metallic is an interior, water-based tintable product. This hardwearing liquid paste contains metallic particles that
result in a pure metal-look finish, adding richness and drama when used over larger surface areas or to highlight fine
details. It is specifically formulated for producing unusual and creative finishes with a sponge, brush or spray equipment,
and comes in a range of colours. FX Metallic can be used with or without tinting.
Features Benefits
Water-based
Ease of application
Attractive finish
Easy spreading
Washable
Tintable
Uses
Easy clean-up
Range of colours
FX Metallic is used for producing many different special effects. Suitable for all prepared interior surfaces such as plaster,
plasterboard, iron, cement, timber, trims, doors and furniture.
Surface Preparation
All surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned and free of dirt, dust, grease, loose or flaking paint, and loose surface plaster.
Efflorescence or mould on masonry or concrete surfaces must be treated. Flatten gloss surfaces by thoroughly sanding
and wipe clean with a damp cloth. Apply FX Lemon Tree Creek® Sealer Undercoat as required. To create a smooth
base, and to facilitate creative texturing, apply a base coat of FX Lemon Tree Creek® Semi-Gloss, tinted to match
selected FX Metallic colour as closely as possible. Allow base coat to dry completely before using FX Metallic.
Note: Best results are achieved on smooth, well-prepared surfaces.
Application
Stir contents thoroughly before and during use with a broad, flat stirrer, using an upward action.
Brush/Roller/Sponge: Apply the first coat by roller. Ensure the roller is very soft and between 12 mm–18 mm nap. The
second coat may be applied with a roller or a 100 mm brush, using a criss-cross motion, or use a sponge or spray
equipment to achieve a different creative finish.
Note: It is important to keep a wet edge at all times.
Note: To slow down the drying time, add 10% of FX Scumble.
Conventional Spray: Suitable for application using all standard spray equipment.
Approximate Spreading Rate:12–14 square metres per litre, depending on application technique
and surface roughness.
Approximate Film Thickness per coat: Wet: 70 Microns; Dry: 25 Microns.
Requires: 2–3 coats.
Thinner: Not required.
Tinting: Refer to colour chart for tinting specifications.
Method: Brush, roller, special rollers, sponge, spatula or conventional spray equipment.
Drying Times (at 25 °C): Touch: 2 Hours; Recoat: 6 Hours.
Note: Do not apply paint if the air temperature or substrate temperature is below 10 °C or above 35 °C.
The temperature should not fall below 10 °C during the drying process.
Clean-up: Water. Safety: Dust Mask. Gloss Level: 20%–30% at a 60° viewing angle.
Safety and Environmental Care
Safety
Personal Protection: Wear eye protection and dust mask when spraying, as splashes may cause eye irritation and inhalation of spray
mist may cause respiratory irritation.
Asbestos cement sheeting: Do not disturb, sand or scrub, and avoid any peripheral dust. If you do not have professional expertise
in handling/removal of asbestos sheeting, use a licensed asbestos removalist.
Refer to product labels, current FX Australia Safety Data Sheets or call FX Australia for detailed information.
Clean-up
Slippery when spilled · Restrict access to area until clean-up is completed · When cleaning up spills, use personal protection
equipment · Stop leak if safe to do so and contain spill with absorbent material such as sand, vermiculite or other inert material ·
Prevent spill from entering waterways · Collect and dispose of spilled material according to local regulations · Wash away remnants
with liberal amounts of cold water.
Storage
FX Australia Pty Ltd | ABN: 75 089 071 385 | 86 Redfern Street, Wetherill Park NSW 2164 Australia
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