Artisan Enhancements Crackle Tex 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” or “chipped” technique for added texture.Crackle Tex has no VOC. Cleans up easy with soap and water.
Crackle Tex is formulated for application on cabinets, furniture, walls and previously painted
or base coated surfaces.
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 with a stipple effect (blot
product 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, or the product was
overworked and therefore wiped back. Try to first rewet top layer by spraying water on the
area and brushing it in lightly. Let dry. If cracks still do not appear, reapply product but with
a heavier hand (2 coats of Crackle Tex).
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 ).