Crackle glaze not crackling

lovetogardenJune 24, 2005

I used the crackling glaze by plaid but when I painted over it only a portion of the paint crackled. I used the same plaid brand acrylic paint but it didn't work out so well. Should I have used a different type of paint. I have some leftover white latex ceiling paint. Should I try again with this thinner paint?? Any other suggestions? All help is appreciated. Thanks!

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I have only seen the crackling done on tv. But a thinner paint is not what is required I would think. Try
I think it is in the application of the crackle medium that determines the final crackle paint layer. For example I have heard it said do not go over and over with brush strokes of the medium. How thick or thin the medium is may make a difference in the final paint application cracking.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2005 at 12:13PM
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As previously stated how thick you apply the medium determines how definitive the cracks are. And you can not streak the paint color over more than once. I use a wide brush loaded heavy and make one swipe till the paint runs out, reload and do it again. If you recoat the paint it will not crack through more than one layer of paint. You can do it again if you put the medium down and start over. The drying time of the medium can make a difference as well; each brand usually has it's own recommendation. I usually let it sit a couple hours. Good luck

    Bookmark   February 18, 2006 at 11:02PM
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If your paint in TOO thin, it won't crackle. ~bb

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 11:13PM
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