FX Australia® Product Information

FX Lemon Tree Creek® Pre-Coat

(Interior & Exterior)

Product Description

FX Lemon Tree Creek® Pre-Coat is a high-performance, hard-wearing interior and exterior acrylic coating specifically formulated for use in all domestic and commercial situations where environmental safety and peace of mind are paramount. It incorporates advanced molecular sieve technology to absorb odours and toxins, is APEO-free* and Low-VOC***and is developed for ease of application and superior durability.

This product is part of the FX Lemon Tree Creek® integrated system of ultra-safe paints and used with FX Lemon Tree Creek® Water-Based Enamel, Gloss or Semi-Gloss, gives a perfect finish on doors and trims.




Molecular sieve technology


Ease of application

Easy spreading

Easy maintenance

Easy clean-up

Safeguarding your environment



FX Lemon Tree Creek® Pre-Coat is ideal for undercoating interior and exterior trims, such as skirting boards, architraves,

doors and window sills.

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® Pre-Coat as required.

Note: Not to be used as a metal primer.


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


Apply product with a 50 mm–75 mm brush, or a medium nap roller.

Airless/Conventional Spray:

Suitable for application using all standard spray equipment. Up to 10% water per litre may be added to aid atomisation.

Approximate Spreading Rate:

14–16 square metres per litre, depending on application technique and surface roughness.

Approximate Film Thickness per coat:

Wet: 90 Microns; Dry: 25 Microns.


1 coat.


Water, 10% if required.




Brush, roller or airless/conventional spray equipment.

Drying Times (at 25 °C): Touch:

(at 25 °C): Touch: 40 Minutes; Recoat: 4 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.


*APEO-free: APEOs (Alkylphenol ethoxylates) are non-ionic surfactants with an emulsifying and dispersing action, known for their poor biodegradability and toxicity, especially to marine life. **VOC-free: VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are chemical compounds that vaporise and enter the air, contributing to inside and outside air pollution.

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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