Textures for unique finishes
This product is very durable and does not need a topcoat.
Step by step Crackle:
- Paint furniture the desired color. Allow to dry.
- Apply 1 coat of Step 1 -Size. Let dry for 30 minutes.
- Brush on Step 2 – Crackle. The lines of the crackle follow the direction of your brush strokes. Therefore, if you want a curvy crackle look turn your brush in multiple curved directions. If you apply it straight the crackle will line up in a straighter configuration. Both are beautiful. Crackle will get larger when you apply the product thicker. When applied thinner the crackle will be smaller. Vary the thickness of your application to have the most beautiful effects!
- Dry times depend on the humidity, in most cases it will be dry in 8 to 10 hours and ready for glaze.
- Apply Glaze Couture to enhance the crackle. Apply the glaze with a brush and remove with a cheesecloth.
- Once the glaze is dry you are finished, there is no need to topcoat because the crackle is very durable.
- Clean up with soap and water
The Paint Couture Textures will take your piece to that next level. One of my favorite textures to use is the Crackle! It’s a simple 2 step process. It dries clear and it cracks itself, not your beautiful painted finish. I love adding one of the Paint Couture glazes over the crackle for a perfectly aged look!
- Mix Embossing Medium with Paint Couture (3 tablespoons paint to 16 oz. Embossing Medium).
- Spread a thin coat on the table top using a Bondo blade.
- Lay down a large piece of lace. Put a small amount of tinted Embossing Medium in the center and spread outwards, covering the lace. Apply the product tight with the Bondo blade until the lace is visible, revoke the excess product. Pull the lace up and off. Allow to dry.
- Paint the entire piece, including the lace with Paint Couture. Allow to dry and harden.
- To enhance- apply a metallic paint on the edges. Glaze the entire piece with Glaze Couture. Remove the glaze with a cheesecloth to reveal the beauty!
- Clean up with soap and water.