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* size:
1 gallon ($120.26)
3.52oz ($6.77)
17.6oz (approx. 1 pint) ($17.77)
35.2oz (approx. 1 quart) ($34.51)


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crackle glaze
for cracked paint effects
  • crackle glaze  100ml
  • crackle glaze  500ml
  • crackle glaze 1 litre
  • crackle glaze 4 litre
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how-to video

for use with emulsion
Designed to produce consistent cracking of latex paint. This acrylic medium creates dramatic two colour aged effects. The crackle glaze is applied over an latex base coat which will be the colour of the cracks. An latex top coat in the chosen colour is then applied over the glaze. The top coat cracks to reveal the base coat.

ideal for
• furniture • skirting • architrave • pottery • picture frames • decorative aged effects

unique qualities
• easy to apply • water based • low odour • quick drying • wash brushes and tools in water

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at a glance product info

    available in: 3.25oz • 17.6oz • 35.2oz • 1 gallon

    drying time: 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on temperature • coverage: 80 square feet per quart

    application and advice

    Choose two colours of matt latex paint, one for the base coat – the colour of the cracks, the other for the top coat. Apply the base coat and allow to dry. Seal with Polyvine Decorator’s Varnish. Mix the crackle glaze well. Apply in one direction and allow to dry. This coat must be smooth and even. If not, remove the glaze with a damp cloth and re-apply, working it into the surface with the brush before laying off to a smooth even coat. Apply the topcoat of matt emulsion, thinned with water to produce an easily flowing paint. Apply at right angles to the crackle glaze coat. Load brush with generous amount of paint and apply in one pass only, allowing the paint to flow off the brush. Do not over brush as this will mix the glaze and paint and no cracks will appear. The thickness of the topcoat determines the size of the cracks – the thicker the coat the wider the cracks.

    Always try the technique on a test piece before embarking on the project. Walls and vertical surfaces need a lot of practice.

    Protect from extremes of temperature during storage and application.

    health, safety and the environment
    Non-hazardous. Ensure good ventilation.
    Keep out of reach of children. Contact with eyes - wash immediately with warm water. Remove excess from tools and mixing vessels before washing in warm soapy water.
    Do not empty into drains or watercourses.

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