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How to apply Artisan Crackle Effect Spray Paint

Craig & Rose Artisan Crackle Effect delivers an instant antique crackle finish. Simply spray the product over a previously painted Craig & Rose Artisan surface and watch your item transform into a personalised masterpiece right in front of your eyes.

 

1. Before you start you will require the following items to complete the project:

  • 1 can of Craig & Rose Artisan Crackle Effect White
  • 1 can of Craig & Rose Artisan High Performance Enamel Hog Bristle
  • 1 can of Craig & Rose Artisan Clear Coat Semi Gloss
  • Damp cloth
  • Drop sheet or newspaper

 Crackle effect prep

Note: Craig & Rose Artisan Crackle Effect must be used over Craig & Rose Artisan colours (including Metallics) to achieve the crackle effect. Not to be used over Craig & Rose Artisan Bright Effect.

2. Spray surface with Craig & Rose Artisan High Performance Hog Bristle. Hold can upright 15 to 25cm from the surface. Spray with smooth, even strokes parallel to the surface. Apply in one or more light coats, as opposed to one heavy coat. Continue coating until the desired opacity and finish is achieved. For best results wait 2 hours for the enamel to dry before applying Craig & Rose Artisan Crackle Effect.


Crackle effect prep

3. Spray 1 coat of Craig & Rose Artisan Crackle Effect White. Hold can upright 15 to 25cm from the surface. Spray with smooth, even strokes parallel to the surface. Apply Craig & Rose Artisan Crackle Effect in a single coat. DO NOT use multiple mist coats. Wait for 3-5 minutes for the crackled effect to start forming. Leave for at least 2 hours before applying a protective clear coat. Design Tip For smaller crackle apply one light coat, for larger crackle, use a single heavy ‘opaque’ coat. DO NOT go back over areas where crackle has been applied more than 15 seconds previously. Practice on a piece of excess timber coated in  Artisan Enamel Spray paint to get the desired crackle size before application.

 Crackle effect close up

4. Apply Artisan Clear Coat Semi Gloss to protect the surface and enjoy your newly upcycled furniture!

You can find out more about our Artisan special effect spray paints in our free colourcard, or browse the collection here

 

 

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