Applying Transparent Cracking Glaze

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  • To create the best adhesion and the most interesting crackle pattern use Proceed Low Absorbency Base Coat as primer and paint beneath our Crackle System.


Can be applied to walls by:

  • Rolling: Do not roll aggressively, foam will occur that will dry in the finish. Experiment with different sleeves. We find that the Wooster® Polar Bear roller sleeve works really well, (it must be special ordered at a paint store that carries Wooster brand products). Transparent Cracking Glaze must be applied at a minimum thickness to create a visible crackle effect. A "white" translucent/opaque layer should be visible while wet or enough material may not have been applied. It will dry clear. If too much has been applied, Transparent Cracking Glaze will sag immediately. It will level and it can be "feathered" or smoothed out with a light hand and a brush or trowel. Click here to watch a Transparent Cracking Glaze Technique Video
  • Brushing: Transparent Cracking Glaze must be applied at a minimum thickness to create a visible crackle effect. A "white" translucent/opaque layer should be visible while wet or enough material may not have been applied. It will dry clear. Any brush will work. If too much has been applied, Transparent Cracking Glaze will sag immediately. It will level and it can be "feathered" or smoothed out with a light hand and a brush or trowel.
  • Troweling: Transparent Cracking Glaze is thick enough to trowel or blade on carefully. If too much has been applied, Transparent Cracking Glaze will sag immediately. It will level and it can be "feathered" or smoothed out with a light hand and a brush or trowel.

NOTE:

  • Apply an even coat that appears opaque white while wet. If the application is too thin,(the wet application is less than an opaque white), the crackle effect will be minimal and may not be visible once dried.


See also: Applying Transparent Cracking Glaze to Paper, Photographs or Canvas

Techniques Using Transparent Cracking Glaze

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