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History & Future

FX Travertino
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The Present

Raising Design & Technical Benchmarks


Today, FX Australia manufactures a remarkable collection of specialised, high-end architectural paints and purpose-formulated coatings for a comprehensive range of decorative, commercial and industrial applications.

Technical excellence and professionalism are still the cornerstones of this family owned and operated company, through continuing research, innovation and hands on support and advice for both retail and professional design clients.

And while FX Australia now services an international market, our products are still proudly Australian-made, and our company 100% Australian-owned. You’ll find the complete range of FX coatings and full information about how we do things on this website.

Our Future


Innovative Solutions

We thrive on finding new solutions for old problems and innovating non-traditional concepts.


The FX Joint Compound System was developed to address long standing issues associated with joints on fibre cement and plaster board sheeting. To read more go to the Compound tab on this website.

Toll Manufacturing

Toll manufacturing is a significant part of FX’s business and an important tool in future expansion plans. Good old-fashioned hard work, expertise, innovation and building long-term business relationships are driving our business growth. FX enjoys a challenge and is not afraid to think laterally.

If you or your company are looking to grow your business within the coatings manufacturing arena, call or email FX direct to discuss how your plans might fit with ours.

Family Painters history
Family Painters history

Our History

When Alberto Sanvito arrived in Australia in 1991, he brought with him a vast storehouse of knowledge about how to use the colour and texture of paint to turn any simple surface into a decorative tour de force. But the practical application of his knowledge relied on having the right paint products available locally.

By 1999, after four years of intensive research in Italy and wherever European expertise could be found, Alberto Sanvito had sourced the finest raw pigments, and the cutting edge technology and application methods to make FX Australia a world-class supplier of premium, water-based special effects coatings.

And it hasn’t stopped there.

The Sanvito family, circa 1975, pursuing their love of mountaineering on PIZZO CAMINO, in the village of LOZIO, north of their home in Milan – world centre for design, fashion,

art and industry, then and now. As well as appreciating the great outdoors, this was a family that valued and nurtured cultural talents – music, languages, art – and above all,

a commitment to excellence.

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