FX Wash is a unique, acrylic-based coating using modern technology to create an aged, translucent finish. It adds charm and character to FX Australia textured coatings, such as FX Stone and FX Mud Paint™ and brings a lucent quality to non-textured coatings like FX Lemon Tree Creek® Low Sheen and FX Lemon Tree Creek® Semi-Gloss. FX Wash is a simple, one-coat product that dries flat. Further coats may be applied to achieve different effects.
(Interior & Exterior)
Ease of application
FX Tintable Pearl is ideal for producing a variety of special effects on prepared interior surfaces, such as plaster, plasterboard, iron, cement and timber.
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. Then apply FX Lemon Tree Creek® Undercoat as required. If using over FX Mud Paint™, or other FX Australia textured coating, for best results FX Australia suggests applying two coats of the selected textured coating, white or tinted, followed by one coat of tinted FX Wash. FX Wash can also be applied over FX Lemon Tree Creek® Low Sheen or FX Lemon Tree Creek® Semi-Gloss, white or tinted.
Stir contents thoroughly before use with a broad, flat stirrer, using an upward action.
Brush/Roller: Use a 75 mm or 100 mm brush or a short or long nap roller, depending on required finish. If using a brush, apply FX Wash freely, overlapping as you go, to achieve a more stylish finish. Can also be applied with a mitt or sponge to produce other special effects.
For more durability, on internal surfaces only, we suggest finishing with a top coat of FX Super Matt Clear.
Approximate Spreading Rate: 16 square metres per litre, depending on application technique and surface roughness.
Approximate Film Thickness per coat: Wet: 45 Microns; Dry: 20 Microns.
Requires: 1 coat for a simple translucent finish. Further coats achieve different effects.
Tinting: Refer to colour chart for tinting specifications.
Method: Brush, roller, mitt or sponge.
Drying Times (at 25 °C): Touch: (at 25 °C): Touch: 2 Hours; Recoat: Not required.
Clean-up: Water. Safety: Dust Mask. Gloss Level: Less than 5% 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 the 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.