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Sealer

Undercoat

FX Australia® Product Information

FX Clear

(Interior Only)

FX Clear is a hardwearing, washable liquid paste that dries to a satin finish, and is specifically formulated for producing unusual and creative finishes. It is custom-tintable, can be used on its own or with other FX products, such as FX French Wash, and untinted, acts as a protective coating in high traffic areas.

Product Description

Features

Water-based

Attractive Finish

Washable

Tintable

Benefits

Ease of application

Easy spreading

Easy clean-up

Uses

FX Clear is ideal for producing a variety of special effects on all 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. Then apply one coat of FX Lemon Tree Creek® Sealer Undercoat as required,

followed by FX Lemon Tree Creek® Semi-Gloss, white or tinted.

Application

Stir contents thoroughly before and during use with a broad, flat stirrer using an upward action.

Brush/Roller:

When using a tinted FX Clear, apply with a soft, medium or long nap roller or with a 75 mm–100 mm brush.

Then while wet, use a spatula, plastic bag or plastic card to create desired finish. Further coats can be applied to vary

special effects.

 

Note: Ensure each FX Clear coat is completely dry before proceeding to next application.

Conventional Spray:

Suitable for application using all standard spray equipment.

Approximate Spreading Rate:

6–10 square metres per litre, depending on application technique and surface roughness.

Approximate Film Thickness per coat:

Wet: 150 Microns; Dry: 25 Microns.

Requires:

1 coat as a protective finish, 1 or more coats to achieve special effects..

Thinner:

N/A

Tinting:

Refer to colour chart for tinting specifications.

Method:

Brush, roller, special rollers, sponge, spatula, chamois or conventional spray equipment.

Drying Times (at 25 °C): Touch: (at 25 °C): Touch: 4 Hours; Recoat: 12 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

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

About Us

Australian manufacturer of premium quality speciality paints, architectural & protective coatings and a range of innovative joint & topping compounds.


FX Australia is proudly Australian-owned and Australian-made. We’ve created unique, award-winning paint and plaster finishes for local and international top-drawer brands and design teams and turned many a professional’s concept into reality.

 

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