Crackle is a process of making a layer of paint that has been placed over another layer, crack, giving an ¿aged¿ look to new and old furniture, walls, or almost any surface. The crackle product is ¿sandwiched¿ in between the 2 layers, and, because of the chemical action of the layers, causes the top layer 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.
Generation Green Crackle can even make a clear varnish topcoat crack,
which can be difficult or impossible with other crackles. This Crackle can also
make the Generation Green Texture crack, another difficult feat. Crackle
can be used on any surface from paper to hard stones.
Crackle should be protected with a varnish coat. Varnish with the highest
quality to ensure consistency and longevity, Generation Green Varnish or
Generation Green Polyurethane, Interior or Marine Varnish.
Directions for Use:
Brush or sponge Generation Green 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 Generation Green Protective Wax and mix it with a Colorant color and rub it into the cracks for an antiquing effect. Generation Green Shimmer Wax may also be rubbed into the cracks.
Vertical brushing gives vertical cracks
A sponge gives random cracks
A light amount of crackle gives a crackleur effect-very small cracks
A criss cross motion with a bristle brush gives small random cracks.
A Green Product
Made In USA
Water based and non toxic, contains no VOC¿s
Cleans up with soap and water.
Bottled in 4 oz. and gallon containers.
Works well with any Generation Green products