FX Australia® Product Information
(Interior & Exterior)
FX Stone is an interior and exterior-grade, fine-textured coating producing an authentic stone finish that is versatile, tough and extremely attractive. It is particularly well suited to high-traffic areas where the durability of a stylish finish is paramount, such as large commercial and retail spaces. FX Stone is also excellent for classic architectural details, such as columns and architraves.
Ease of application
FX Stone is a premium product, producing many different special effects on all sealed surfaces such as plaster, plasterboard, and rendered walls.
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 Stone is a pre-tinted product but can be further tinted to various colours.
Stir contents thoroughly before and during use with a broad, flat stirrer, using an upward action, or ideally use a power-driven mixing paddle.
Apply first coat with a stainless steel stucco trowel, as smoothly as possible. Different sized trowels will create different finishes. Apply second coat using the same method after the first coat has dried for 12 hours.
Other application methods: FX Stone can also be applied by brush, roller or mitt to achieve different finishes. These methods require dilution with water. FX Australia suggests 100 ml to 200 ml water to 1 litre of FX Stone.
Note: Do not over-dilute.
Note: Do not apply in direct sunlight.
Airless/Conventional spray: Suitable for application using all standard spray equipment.
Conventional spray: Up to 125 ml per litre of water may be added to aid atomisation.
Airless spray: 30 ml per litre of water may be added to aid atomisation.
Approximate Spreading Rate:
4–6 square metres per litre, depending on application and surface roughness.
Approximate Film Thickness per coat:
Not applicable – depends on application technique.
1–2 coats, depending on application method.
Maximum 150 ml per litre. Refer to colour chart for tinting specifications.
Trowel, brush, roller, mitt or airless/conventional spray equipment.
Drying Times (at 25 °C): Touch: (at 25 °C): Touch: 2 Hours; Recoat: 12 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
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