DULUX AcraTex AcraSand is a flexible 100% acrylic, mid build sand texture, formulated to produce a fine granular appearance in two coats by conventional nap roller application with balanced properties of film thickness for crack bridging and minimal roller patterning for flat sand finish appearance. Specified in system with AcraShield weather-proofing barrier topcoat for optimum weatherability.

Features

  • Water based
  • Easy nap roller application
  • Versatile application

Benefits

  • Easy, safe and economical clean-up
  • Fine granular sand-paint look
  • Quick, efficient application with roller and brush
  • long term exterior durability
  • Weatherproof & stays cleaner top reducing maintenance when top coated with AcraShield Advance

Product code: 19451943


Surface preparation

Relative to Project Substrate and Specified Finish - refer to Project Specific Duspec Specification and AcraTex Substrate Guide.

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Surfaces
Concrete, Masonry, CSR Hebel Block, CSR Hebel Power Panel, Cement Rendered (sponged finish), AAC, Compressed fibre cement sheet, Brick & Block, Precast / Tilt up Concrete, Off Form Concrete
Type
Roll On
Area
Fence, Gable, Wall, Column, Cladding, Soffit, Parapet
Range
AcraSand
Room Space
Apartment Building, Residential Property, Office
Interior or Exterior
Exterior
Shelf Life
24 months maximium
Technology Type
100% Acrylic
NBR Coats
2
Application Method
Nap Roller
Clean Up Type
Water
How to Apply

Application Guide Dulux AcraTex Acrasand is applied by brush or nap roller in a two coat application to achieve a medium granular sand-paint style finish. For full details refer to individual Duspec Product and AcraTex Applicational Data Sheets.
Volume solids 50%
Toxicity Lead free. Forms a non toxic film. Conforms to AS1647.3
Notes Spread rates nominated are theoretical maximum rates required to achieve the specified film builds for technical performance

Performance Guide

Performance Data

Test results Test method Unit of measure Results Comment
Water Transmission AS458.5/B g/24h/m2/kpa <1.0g/24h/m2/kPa Provides a barrier agianst water ingress when top coated with Acrashield Advance
Water Vapour Transmission AS458.5/C g/24h/m2 ????g/24h/m2 Allows substrate to breath when top coated with Acrashield Advance
Dirt Pick Up (AS 1580 481.14) (scale 0-5 with 0 is no dirt) 1 Excellent dirt ressistance when top coated with 955 Acrashield
Caustic Soda diluted N/A N/A No reaction Test resulst are with Acrashield Advance top coat
Alchol N/A N/A No reaction Test resulst are with Acrashield Advance top coat
Diluted mineral acid N/A N/A No reaction Test resulst are with Acrashield Advance top coat
Distilleed Water N/A N/A No reaction Test resulst are with Acrashield Advance top coat
Detergent Solution N/A N/A No reaction Test resulst are with 955 Acrashield top coat

VOC Level
< 75g/L untinted
Weatherability
Excellent resistance to cracking, flaking and chalking when top coatedwith a full Acra-Tex system.
Heat Resistance
Up to 90C (dry). Meets Early Fire Hazard AS 1530.3. Ignitability 0, Spread 0, Heat 0, Smoke 1.
Water Resistance
Resists water and condensation when topcoated with DULUX AcraTex AcraShield Advance.
Salt Resistance
Resists salt spray especially when topcoated with DULUX AcraTex AcraShield Advance.

Drying Characteristics

Touch Dry
60 Minutes
Full Cure
7 days (25°C,50%R.H.)
Re-Coat Time
2 hours (25°C,50%R.H.)
Dry Film Thickness
125 (Micron per coat)
Wet Film Thickness
250 (Micron per coat)

Specifications

Applied by nap roller to produce afine-medium grain sand finish over levelled masonry for Commercial or Residential facades
AcraSand is typically specified as a 2 coat application over AcraPrime to produce and even granular appearance. For ultimate durability AcraShield Advance Performance Topcoat is recommended
Typical System Specification 958 AcraSand specified in system for maximum durability
Substrate Preperation Relative to Project Substrate and Specified Finish - refer to Project Specific Duspec Specification and AcraTex Substrate Guide
Product Spread Rate (Sqm/L) WFT (Micron) DFT (Micron)
Primer AcraPrime 10 100 25
Texture / Body Coat 958 AcraSand 4.0 250 125
2nd coat (for best finish) 958 AcraSand 4.0 250 125
Protective Barriercoat 955 AcraShield 6 166 75
Minimum system DFT 350
Notes TYPICAL specification example over a levelled substrate - for full detail refer to Project Specific Duspec Specification and individual Product Data Sheets
Spread rates nominated are theoretical maximum rates required to achieve the specified film builds for technicalperformance

Health Safety

Clean Up
Clean all equipment in water.