FX Australia® Product Information

FX Scumble

(Faux finish additive – Interior Only)

FX Scumble is a clear product which slows down the drying time of other FX Australia coatings to give the applicator

additional working time to achieve perfect one-off marbled, sponged, ragged or distressed finishes, or other special

effects. FX Product Information Sheets identify all FX Australia coatings for which FX Scumble is a suitable additive.

Product Description



Slows drying time


Ease of application

Easy spreading

Easy clean-up


FX Scumble is an additive to slow down drying time of other FX coatings.

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 FX Lemon Tree Creek® Sealer Undercoat as required.

FX Scumble may also be added to FX Lemon Tree Creek® Low Sheen or FX Lemon Tree Creek® Semi-Gloss paint or

other FX Australia speciality coatings, such as FX French Wash.

Note: Always read Product Information Sheets before application to determine suitability of using FX Scumble as an


Application for marbling effects using FX Scumble as an additive.

Strong Effect: 1 part FX Scumble to 1 part paint.

Translucent Effect: 2 or 3 parts FX Scumble to 1 part water and one part paint.

Soft Effect: 1 part FX Scumble to 1 part paint and 1 part water.

Requires: 1 coat (2 or 3 coats in different colours to achieve different effects).

Approximate Spreading Rate: N/A.

Approximate Film Thickness per coat: N/A.

Thinner: Water.

Tinting: N/A.

Method: Sponge, rag, brush, roller or feather for marble effect.

Drying Times (at 25°c): Touch: 2 Hours; Recoat: 6 Hours.

Clean-up: Water. Safety: Dust Mask. Gloss Level: Dependent on product used with FX Scumble.

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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