DULUX AcraTex 500/8 SkimCoat FR

Code: 194-85612

DULUX AcraTex 500/8 SkimCoat FR is a fibre reinforced acrylic base coat for skim coat surface leveling of AAC . Supplied as a water based paste, designed to be blended 1:1 with Dulux AcraTex RenderWall to form a fortified flexible skimcoat for AAC panel substrates.


  • Easy to handle
  • 100% water-based pre-mixed acrylic
  • Crack resistance


  • Fast, efficient application
  • Eeasy clean up in water .
  • Flexible, minimal shrinkage

Performance Guide

Weatherability] Excellent weather resistance when mixed with cement when top coated with a full Acra-Tex system.
Heat Resistance] Up to 60C.
Water Resistance] Resists rain and condensation when top coated with a full Acra-Tex system.
Abrasion Resistance] Resists abrasion when top coated with a full Acra-Tex system. .
Solvent Resistance] Sensitive to alcohols, aromatic hydrocarbons, acetone and strong solvents.
Salt Resistance] Resists salt spray when when top coated with a full Acra-Tex system.


Roller, Brush, Airspray, Con-Spray

Surface Preparation

REFER TO THE BAG LABEL FOR DETAILED INFORMATION in conjunction with DULUX AcraTex Application Manual & Duspec data sheet for detailed substrate preperation & application instructions.



Use and typical specification

DULUX AcraTex 500/8 SkimCoat FR can be used as a base filler for filling larger surface irregularities & blemishes over AAC Blockwork or Powerpanel (TM). This product can also designed to be used as a skim coat over properly installed AAC Blockwork or Powerpanel (TM) prior to the application of DULUX AcraTex texture coatings. It should be top-coated with a selected DULUX AcraTex coating system.

Typical properties and application data

Application Guide DULUX AcraTex 500/8 SkimCoat FR is applied by Plastering Technique (Hawk and Trowel) method to achieve a SkimCoat of about 2mm, skim the entire surface with a flattened trowel to eliminate application trowel marks, making this a smooth surface in readiness for application of a acrylic Dulux AcraTex texture system. For full details refer to individual Duspec Product and AcraTex Applicational Data Sheets.
Technology Type Polymer modified cementicious render
Volume solids 65%
Number of coats 1-2
WFT (Micron per coat) 4000
DFT (Micron per coat) 2000
Spread Rate Sqm/L Per coat 0.3
Mixing Ratio 5 litres of water per 20kg
Pot Life 1 hour
Touch Dry 1 hour
Toxicity Lead free. Forms a non toxic film. Conforms to AS1647.3
VOC content <10g/L untinted
Application Trowel
Number of coats 1-2
Clean up Water
Recoat Time (25°C,50%R.H.) 7 days
Full Cure (25°C,50%R.H.) 7 days
Shelf Life 12 months maximium
Sizes 20kg
Notes Spread rates nominated are theoretical maximum rates required to achieve the specified film builds for technicalperformance

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