FX Australia® Product Information

FX Vintage Crackle

(Interior Only)

FX Vintage Crackle is a liquid medium, specifically formulated to reproduce the aged weathered look that makes the old new again and the new deceptively old. Use it on feature walls, furniture, woodwork, picture frames, statuary - wherever you want the antique charm of a crackle finish to make a contemporary decorating statement. For perfect results, combine with the FX Max products recommended.

Note: FX Vintage Crackle, used with FX Flexible or FX Easy Sanding Stucco, will create a 'cracked earth' effect, an unusual finish suited to many design and architectural projects. Contact FX Australia direct for further details.

Product Description



Attractive finish


Ease of application

Easy spreading

Easy clean-up


FX Vintage Crackle can be applied to any properly prepared interior surface, such as plaster, plasterboard and timber. Different application techniques can produce a variety of exciting finishes.

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 Max Solar Superprep as required. Pre-painted surfaces in good condition may need only light sanding and removal of any dust particles before proceeding.


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

For a finer crackle effect, add water, up to 10% maximum.

Step 1, base colour coat


Apply one coat of FX Max Easy Clean Low Sheen or Semi-Gloss in your choice of colour. Use a 12mm - 20mm roller or a 50mm - 75mm brush. Allow up to 4-5 hours to dry before proceeding to Step 2.

Step 2, Vintage Crackle coat

Apply with a 12mm - 20mm roller or with a 50mm - 75mm brush. Ensure the product is applied evenly to a uniform gloss, leaving no uneven patches. If the surface is patchy, apply a second coat of FX Vintage Crackle after 3 hours drying time. After 4 hours, when product is touch-dry, proceed to Step 3.

Step 3, finish colour coat

Apply one coat of FX Max Easy Clean Low Sheen or Semi-Gloss, in your choice of colour. Use a 12mm - 20mm roller or with a 50mm - 75mm brush. Crackle effect will start to appear in 25-30 minutes. Leave to dry 12 hours minimum. 

Note: You may leave Step 3 as a final effect or apply one coat of FX Super Matt Clear to protect the surface.

Conventional Spray:

Suitable for application using all standard spray equipment.

Approximate Spreading Rate:

6-10 square metres per litre, depending on application technique and surface roughness.

Approximate Film Thickness per coat:



1-2 coats.






Brush, roller or standard spray equipment.

Drying Times (at 25 °C): Touch: (at 25 °C): Touch: 4 Hours; Recoat: 12 Hours.

Clean-up: Water. Safety: Dust Mask. Gloss Level: N/A...

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: May  2015

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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