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Product Data Sheet


Roll-on acrylic texture coating giving a grainy textured finish.


Duramax IMPRESS is a high performance, high solids, high build acrylic based, flexible texture coating incorporating specially graded aggregrates to provide a rollerable or sprayable coating with a grainy finish. IMPRESS is available in fine, medium and coarse grades. IMPRESS requires no top coating as it is the finished coating, surface should be primed with MAXIPRIME prior to the application of IMPRESS. IMPRESS is available in an extensive colour range.


IMPRESS is ideal as an internal or external final decorative and protective coating for: Walls. Facades. Balustrades. Columns. Partitioning.

Suitable Surfaces

IMPRESS is suitable to coat the following suitably primed, clean, dry, sound, contaminant-free, stable surface: Off-form Concrete Cement Render Polymer Render (Maxipatch). FC Sheeting. Blue Board. Brick and block work. Masonry Surfaces. Timber. Surface imperfections must be fixed prior to applying IMPRESS to achieve the desired finish. Substrates and joints may need to be prepared or skimmed with MAXIJOINT, MAXICRETE or MAXIPATCH. NB: Refer Product Data Sheets.


The information contained in this product data sheet is typical but does not constitute a full specification as conditions and specific requirements may vary from project to project. The instructions should be considered as a minimum requirement but the applicator or contractor must use their skill, knowledge and experience to carry out additional works as may be necessary to meet the requirements of the project. Specification for specific projects should be sought from the Company in writing.


The product should not be applied outside the ambient temperature of 10oC to 35oC or surface temperature of 5oC to 50oC. If exposed to the weather, do not apply if rain or inclement weather is imminent or possible before the product can properly dry. Not suitable for foot traffic.

Benefits and Advantages

High performance coating designed for long lasting protection and aesthetics.
Easy to apply and maintain.
Excellent weathering properties.
Excellent adhesion.
Dirt pick-up resistance.
Allows surface to breathe.
Environmentally friendly.
Looks great on many surfaces.
Hides surface irregularities.

Precautions in Use

The product is safe to use if used properly.

Priming and Surface Preparation

Good preparation is essential. Surfaces must be sound, stable, dry, clean and free of dust, loose, flaking, friable material and substances that may diminish adhesion.


Surface imperfection should be repaired prior to coating to achieve a good result and desired finish. Surfaces may require patching, skimming or rendering using Duramax MaxiCrete [smooth patching & skimming compound], Maxipatch [polymer render], MaxiJoint (flexible jointing compound].

Cracks should be filled with a suitable filler and finished flush with the surface in accordance with good painting practice.

Prime surfaces with MaxiPrime at the rate of 6 to 8 sq.m. per litre (average of 90 sq.m. per 15 litre pail).  Allow to dry for about 4 hours in good drying conditions before applying IMPRESS.
Excessively porous surface may require an additional priming coat.


Stir product well before use.(Power stirrer)

Apply by roller (long napped) or by  spray(removing all filters)  in a minimum of two coats.
Do not apply if rain or frost is imminent or likely during the products drying period.

Application Experience
We recommend that the product is applied by person with the appropriate skills and experience for the type of product. The acceptability of the surface is the responsibility of the applicator.


The stated average coverage rate may vary depending upon type, condition, porosity, texture of the surface and application technique.


Coverage may vary as it is dependent upon the type, texture, porosity and application technique. 45 sq.m. per 15 litre pail usually applied in 2 coats with a medium black texture roller. 60 - 65 sq.m. per 15 litre pail (4 sq. m. per lt per coat) applied with a low to medium nap roller. MAXIPRIME: 6 to 8 sq.m per litre undiluted. +/- 14 sq. m per litre diluted with 30% clean water.


IMPRESS can be tinted to almost any colour. Whilst colour formulations are computer generated and care is taken to accurately colour match, batch to batch variations may occur. It is recommended that single lot orders are placed for the full project. A batch to batch tint-matching charge may be levied. Arrangements can be made for the piecemeal supply of product. Colours and particular batch to batch colour-matching should be checked prior to application. No responsibility will be accepted after the product has been used and/or applied. Product used for touch ups must be taken from the same batch of product used for the original coat. Colours produced from white and light bases are usually included in the price of the product. A premium may be charged for colours produced from deep and accent bases.


Colour Batches
Whilst care is taken to accurately colour match, batch to batch variations may occur for reasons which may be beyond our control. We strongly advise that project requirements are ordered in a single batch lot to avoid colour matching from batch to batch. Minimum quantities and tinting charges may apply.


Contractor Responsibility
It is the responsibility of the contractor or applicator to ensure that the colour is within specification prior to its application. The Company shall not be liable for any colour variations after the product has been applied. Further, the applicator should use product for touch-ups from the same batches used to do the original coats.

Drying and Curing

Drying and curing of the product is affected by type, dryness and porosity of the surface, temperature, humidity, ventilation, climate conditions and application technique and therefore drying and curing can only be given as a guide.


At 20oC and 50% RH, cure times would approximate: Touch dry: 2 to 4 hours Recoat: 6 hours Drying times may vary depending upon type, porosity and dryness of the substrate and temperature, humidity and weather conditions.


Available in 4 and 15 litre pails. Shelf life about 6 months in unopened containers. Store in cool, dry area. Product is not flammable or considered dangerous.

Clean Up

Wet spills can be cleaned with water.

Tiling, Topping or Top Coating

Not Applicable.

Safety & Precautions

The use of gloves and goggles against splashes is recommended. Observe good industrial hygiene and work practices. If swallowed give water to drink and seek medical advice. If in eyes, flush thoroughly with clean water, holding open the lid to ensure any trapped product is flushed away. If on skin, remove contaminated clothing and wash with soap and water. If inhaled, unlikely due to viscosity of the product, remove to fresh air and apply artificial respiration if required. Seek urgent medical attention.


For full safety data refer to the products Material Safety Data Sheet. Observe precautions as per label.

Issued: 1 May 2012 | Valid to: 31 May 2020

Conditions of Use and Disclaimer

The information contained in this Material Data Sheet is given in good faith based upon our current knowledge and does not imply warranty, express or implied. The information is provided and the product is sold on the basis that the product is used for its intended purpose and is used in a proper workmanlike manner in accordance with the instructions of the Product Data Sheet in suitable and safe working conditions. Under no circumstances will the Company be liable for loss, consequential or otherwise, arising from the use of the product.


DURAM PTY LTD ABN 50 612 836 718
The Ultimate in Waterproofing & Protective Coating Technology

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