Artisan Enhancements® Crackle Tex - 8 oz. Sample

Artisan Enhancements® Crackle Tex - 8 oz. Sample
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Sample Size- 8 oz. - Crackle Tex by Artisan Enhancements® reproduces the sophisticated, aged, antiqued look of weathered paint and/or plaster. Crackle Tex is a clear medium that will allow paint or plaster to create a chipped/crackled effect. A unique feature is that it can be used as a “pull off” technique for added texture.

Crackle Tex is odorless and has low VOC. Cleans up easy with soap and water.

Crackle Tex is a highly versatile product which works well with the entire Artisan Enhancements® line, as well as other decorative paint lines.  We love using it with Chalk Paint® decorative paint for fabulous results.

Recommended Use: Crackle Tex is formulated for application on cabinets, furniture, walls, ceilings, and/or previously painted or primed surfaces

 

 Application:

 

Simply apply a base coat (if necessary) and let dry. You can apply Crackle Tex over natural wood if you want that to be your base. Brush or roll on a liberal coat of Crackle Tex and allow to thoroughly dry. You can speed up the drying process with a hairdryer. Once dry, apply a liberal coat of paint and watch as Crackle Tex does all the work.  Cracks will appear as soon as the second coat starts drying (do not over work the top coat application). The base coat is the coating that you will see through the cracks.  For larger cracks apply more product and paint.

 

To achieve a natural irregular crackle finish, apply Crackle Tex and your paint with a stipple effect (blot paint on). To create a linear cracked look, apply Crackle Tex and paint with linear strokes.  Allow to dry and use Artisan Enhancements Clear Topcoat to seal.

 

**If cracks do not appear, not enough Crackle Tex or paint was applied. Try to first rewet top layer by spraying water on your piece and brushing it in lightly. Let dry. If cracks still do not appear, reapply product but with a heavier hand.

 

Product Storage:

 

Seal container tightly and do not let freeze or expose to direct sunlight or extreme heat. Do not apply product when air and surface temperatures are below 50°F (10°C ).


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