FX Australia® Product Information

FX Rust Paint Metal Base Coat & FX Rust Effect Top Coat (AC & PH)

(Interior & Exterior)

The FX Rust Paint system is a two-phase system that produces authentic, aged rust effects. It replicates the colours and unusual textures of metal weathered by nature and can be used to add impact in large outdoor and indoor areas, or revive decorative sculptures and pots.

Please note: Customers should ascertain the appropriateness or otherwise of the FX Rust Paint system by testing the product/effect on the area to be painted before the commencement of a project. It is suitable for most interior and exterior vertical surfaces, but not recommended for areas where water pools or ponds. Rust finishes vary and the final effect will depend on application methods and environmental factors.

Product Description



Attractive Finish



Ease of application

Easy spreading

Easy clean-up


The FX Rust Paint system is suitable for use on plasterboard, timber, pots and metal and timber sculptures.

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 must be treated. Flatten gloss surfaces by thoroughly sanding and wipe with a damp cloth. Apply FX Lemon Tree Creek® Sealer Undercoat as required. For best results, tint undercoat grey.


Step 1: FX Rust Paint Metal Base Coat: Stir contents well before and during use. Apply two coats with a roller or brush, allowing 4–6 hours drying time between coats. When second coat is just touch-dry, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: FX Rust Effect Top Coat: Stir contents well before and during use. Apply one coat of FX Rust Effect Top Coat AC or PH. After thirty minutes spray water over surface, but do not over-spray. Keep the surface moist for a minimum of two hours. You may continue to spray water until satisfied with the effect, for up to four days. Once the desired finish is achieved and is completely dry, apply one coat of FX Super Matt Clear to prevent further oxidation effects.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not apply product in extremely dry or windy conditions. Do not allow second coat of FX Rust Paint Metal Base Coat to dry completely before applying FX Rust Effect Top Coat.

Approximate Spreading Rate:

FX Rust Paint Metal Base Coat: 3–4 square metres per litre.

FX Rust Effect Top Coat: 9–10 square metres per litre.

.Approximate Film Thickness per coat:



Not required.


Refer to colour chart for tinting specifications.


Roller or brush.

Drying Times (at 25 °C): Touch: (at 25 °C): Touch: 2 Hours; Recoat: Second coat of FX Rust Paint Metal Base Coat, 4–6 hours.

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


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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