eal and basecoat surface with color desired to show through the crackle pattern. Surface must be sealed to allow Décor Crackle to work properly.
For best results, one step preparation is recommended.
Apply basecoat color mixed with All Purpose Sealer 1:1 to the surface. Allow to dry and lightly sand.
Brush on an even, generous coat of Décor Crackle. Allow to air dry to touch.
Using a brush suitable to surface size, apply a contrasting layer of Chroma’s Jo Sonja Artists’ Colours when Décor Crackle is dry to the touch or within a maximum of 6 hours. As topcoat dries, it separates to create the crackle pattern. The thicker the top layer of paint, the bolder the effect. Crackle pattern will follow the direction of brushstrokes in topcoat application. Use a slip slap motion and smooth as much as possible. Do not over brush or lifting may occur.
pcoat may be applied using a variety of tools for varied effects such as a sponge, cloth, etc.
Allow to air dry. Do not use hair dryer to promote drying. After drying, sand using fine sandpaper if desired.
A coat of Clear Glaze Medium applied before varnishing will help to avoid further crackling.
Chroma’s Jo Sonja Metallic, Iridescent and Background Colours are not recommended as a topcoat unless the Combination Crackle technique is used - see attached resource.