FX Australia® Product Information

FX Desert Caravan

(Interior & Exterior)

FX Desert Caravan® is a unique acrylic coating, using modern technology to create a lightly textured Tuscan look, with all the rich, rustic charm of a classic Italian style. This coating is extremely durable so especially suited to exterior use.

Product Description



Attractive Finish

Fine Texture



Ease of application

Easy spreading

Easy clean-up


FX Desert Caravan® is most effective used on well-prepared surfaces such as plaster, plasterboard and unglazed brick.

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 or FX Max Superprep as required.


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


Best to apply first and second coat with a 75 mm or 100 mm brush in a criss-cross fashion, using an unrestricted technique. Keep a wet edge at all times.

Approximate Spreading Rate:

8–10 square metres per litre, depending on application technique and surface roughness.

Approximate Film Thickness per coat:

Wet: 60 Microns; Dry: 30 Microns.


2 coats.




Refer to colour chart for tinting specifications.



Drying Times (at 25 °C): Touch: (at 25 °C): Touch: 2 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


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.


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.

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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