Making a layer of paint that has
been placed over another layer, crack, giving an “aged” look to new and
old furniture, walls, almost any surface from paper to hard stones.
“Sandwich” in between the 2 layers, and because of the chemical action of the layers, the top layer is caused to separate and crack, revealing the underlying layer. It can be a very simple process and easy to do. Cracks can be made large or small, placed in certain sections or covering the entire surface.
Brush or sponge ESF Crackle over an already dry surface. Let Crackle dry. If heavy crackling is desired, apply a second coat and let dry. Brush or sponge topcoat of paint, varnish, glaze or wood texture on top of dried Crackle. It is necessary to work fast and not keep going over the surface. Repetitive brushing tends to pull off the underlying layers once the crackling process has begun. Let dry. If varnish has been applied as a top layer, you may take ESF Protective Wax and mix it with a Pigment color and rub it into the cracks for an antiquing effect.