FX Australia® Product Information
Product Description
FX Tintable Pearl (Satin& Gloss)
(Interior only)
FX Tintable Pearl, a hardwearing, washable liquid paste, gives a rich, creamy ‘Mother of Pearl’ translucence to feature
walls, one-off design projects such as murals, furniture and decorative pieces. Match to base colour for a subtle,
romantic effect or contrast to base for more drama. Both Satin and Gloss coatings can be used untinted or tinted.
Features Benefits
Water-based
Ease of application
Attractive finish
Easy spreading
Washable
Tintable
Uses
Easy clean-up
FX Tintable Pearl is ideal for producing a variety of special effects on prepared interior surfaces, such as, plaster,
plasterboard, iron, cement and timber.
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. Ensure the surfaces are well prepared and as smooth as possible.
Apply FX Lemon Tree Creek® Sealer Undercoat as required. Once the sealer coat is dry, to increase workability, apply a
base coat of FX Lemon Tree Creek® Semi-Gloss. For a subtle effect, both undercoat and base coat should be tinted to
match selected FX Tintable Pearl colour as closely as possible. For a more dramatic effect, use an undercoat and base
coat in a contrasting colour to the selected FX Tintable Pearl colour.
Application
Stir contents thoroughly before and during use with a broad, flat stirrer, using an upward action.
Brush/Roller: Apply the first coat of FX Tintable Pearl by roller. Ensure the roller is very soft and between 12 mm–18 mm
nap. Allow first coat to dry completely. The second coat may be applied by roller or a 100 mm brush, using a criss-cross
motion. Other effects may be achieved by experimenting with different brush strokes, or by using a sponge,
spatula or spray.
Note: To slow down the drying time, add approximately 10% of FX Scumble.
Conventional Spray: Suitable for application using all standard spray equipment.
Approximate Spreading Rate: 8–10 square metres per litre, depending on application and surface roughness.
Approximate Film Thickness per coat: Wet: 70 Microns; Dry: 25 Microns.
Requires: 2 coats for a simple pearl effect: further coats for more complex finishes.
Thinner: Not required.
Tinting: Refer to colour chart for tinting specifications.
Method: Roller, special rollers, brush, 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% (satin) or 60%-80% (gloss) 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 the 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
Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place out of direct sunlight · Store away from strong acids and moisture · Keep containers closed
at all times and check regularly for spills.
Disposal
Refer to State/Territory Land Waste Management Authority: most authorities permit disposal at approved land waste sites.
Date of Issue: March 2014
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