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FX Australia® Product Information

FX Liquid Metal™ (Gold & Silver)

(Interior Only)

FX Liquid Metal™ is an interior, water-based, tintable liquid paste, hardwearing and specifically formulated for producing unusual and creative finishes with a sponge, brush or spray equipment.

The product base has a metallic appearance, and can be used with or without tinting. FX Liquid Gold adds warmth and richness to interiors and is excellent for classical detailing on plaster moulds, while FX Liquid Silver is the perfect partner for contemporary home or office décor.

Product Description

Features

Water-based

Attractive Finish

Washable

Range of colours

Tintable

Benefits

Ease of application

Easy spreading

Easy clean-up

Uses

FX Liquid Metal™ is suitable for all interior surfaces such as plaster, plasterboard, iron, cement, trims, doors, furniture and timber.

Different application methods and colours will produce many creative and exciting special effects.

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. Apply FX Lemon Tree Creek® Sealer Undercoat as required. Then apply one coat of FX Lemon Tree Creek® Semi-Gloss, tinted to a colour that is as close as possible to the selected FX Liquid Metal™ colour.

For best results surfaces should be well prepared and smooth.

Application

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

Brush/Roller:

Apply the first coat with a roller. Ensure the roller is very soft with nap between 12 mm–18 mm. The second coat may be applied with a roller or a 100 mm brush, using a criss-cross action.

It is important to keep a wet edge at all times. 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:

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:

Water.

Tinting:

Refer to colour chart for tinting specifications.

Method:

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

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

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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