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.
Range of colours
Ease of application
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.
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.
Stir contents thoroughly before use with a broad, flat stirrer, using an upward action.
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: (at 25 °C): Touch: 2 Hours; Recoat: 6 Hours.
Clean-up: Water. Safety: Dust Mask. Gloss Level: 20%–30% at a 60° viewing angle.
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.
Safety and environmental care
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.
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.
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.
Refer to State/Territory Land Waste Management Authority: most authorities permit disposal at approved land waste sites.