Category:Cracking Size

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http://www.proceedsystem.com/products/documents/CrackingTexture.pdf
http://www.proceedsystem.com/products/documents/CrackingTexture.pdf
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= Characteristics =
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==Characteristics==
*Cracking Size does not crack or make the products crack.  Rather, by sealing the underlying paint, it allows greater movement and enhances the cracking effect of the Proceed Crackle applied on top.  
*Cracking Size does not crack or make the products crack.  Rather, by sealing the underlying paint, it allows greater movement and enhances the cracking effect of the Proceed Crackle applied on top.  
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*To cover or "get rid of" an application of Cracking Size, simply roll with [[Base Paint]].
*To cover or "get rid of" an application of Cracking Size, simply roll with [[Base Paint]].
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= What is different about Proceed Cracking Size from other water soluble sizes? =
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==Application==
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“Size” is a term given to materials used by painters and artists to prepare surfaces, especially papers and textiles, for specific techniques.  In gilding, for example, the traditional size is a rabbit skin glue preparation that serves to smooth out minute surface imperfections and act as an adhesive for metallic leaf. 
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The original “cracking” sizes were waterborne glues and other water soluble film formers that were applied to surfaces, and then painted.  The water and solvents in the paints reactivated the size and promoted cracking in the overlying paint film as it dried and shrank.
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Water soluble sizes tend to be more forgiving of poor adhesion within layers of paints and plasters that might already be in place on the wall, but they require precise timing in the application of the overlying products, and can result in “slumping” as they resolubilize when a thick, heavy product like a texture is applied over them.  They also remain water sensitive indefinitely, making them unsuitable for use in moist, humid areas unless they are heavily sealed after the texture is applied.
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Proceed Cracking Size is unique in that it dries to a water resistant film, but still retains its “tack” and activity.  This creates an advantage in that timing the application of the cracking textures over the size is not critical and allows the decorative artisan more precise control over the cracking effect.  However, the Cracking Size is more sensitive to the surface characteristics of the coatings used underneath it.
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= How do I apply Cracking Size? =
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*Apply to a clean and dry substrate.  For best adhesion, apply over Proceed Low Absorbency Base Coat. Apply using a brush or roller, and wait 1-4 hours before applying cracking products. Additional coats of size will further augment the cracking effect.  CAUTION:  Always perform test applications when using Cracking Size over other brands of paint as loss of adhesion may result.  Do not use over semi-gloss or gloss sheens. Optimum application conditions are 70°F and 50% relative humidity. Store between 50° - 80°F.  
*Apply to a clean and dry substrate.  For best adhesion, apply over Proceed Low Absorbency Base Coat. Apply using a brush or roller, and wait 1-4 hours before applying cracking products. Additional coats of size will further augment the cracking effect.  CAUTION:  Always perform test applications when using Cracking Size over other brands of paint as loss of adhesion may result.  Do not use over semi-gloss or gloss sheens. Optimum application conditions are 70°F and 50% relative humidity. Store between 50° - 80°F.  
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*Roll on Cracking Size using a roller sleeve or apply with a brush.  Successive coats and thicker applications will increase effectiveness to a certain thickness, see [[Crackle: Minimum and Maximum Thicknesses]].
*Roll on Cracking Size using a roller sleeve or apply with a brush.  Successive coats and thicker applications will increase effectiveness to a certain thickness, see [[Crackle: Minimum and Maximum Thicknesses]].
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==Flame Spread Rating==
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==Tips and tricks==
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Golden Artist Colors, Inc. has not performed testing to assign a rate of flame spread for Golden water-based acrylic paints and mediumsHowever, given their formulation, our water-based products would be expected to perform similarly to typical latex house paints in regard
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*Crackle Size can also be used as a gilding size for leaf and foilTest for your application.
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to their ability to support combustion.
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==What to Avoid==
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*Don't allow your product to [[Freezing and Thawing Proceed Products|freeze.]]
*Don't allow your product to [[Freezing and Thawing Proceed Products|freeze.]]
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==Applicator's Experiences==
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==CS Coverage==
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=Unique Uses:=
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Crackle Size can also be used as a gilding size for leaf and foil.  Test for your application.
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Covers 400 sq ft/gallon depending on your application.
Covers 400 sq ft/gallon depending on your application.

Revision as of 15:36, 17 June 2011

Proceed Cracking Size is a clear cracking size that may be used to augment the cracking effects of Proceed Smooth and Rough Cracking Textures and Transparent Cracking Glaze.

“Size” is a term given to certain materials used by painters and artists to prepare surfaces, especially papers and textiles, for specific techniques. In gilding, for example, the traditional size is a rabbit skin glue preparation that serves to smooth out minute surface imperfections and act as an adhesive for metallic leaf.

While Proceed Cracking Size may be used beneath Proceed Crackle products, however, it is not necessary.

Please review the following link for the technical data sheet: http://www.proceedsystem.com/products/documents/CrackingTexture.pdf

Contents

Characteristics

  • Cracking Size does not crack or make the products crack. Rather, by sealing the underlying paint, it allows greater movement and enhances the cracking effect of the Proceed Crackle applied on top.
  • Cracking Size is not water resoluble and works well in humid environments.
  • Levels like oil or enamel and dries to the touch and is ready to overcoat with additional Size or Crackle products in approximately one hour.
  • When the surface is tacky and not slippery “wet,” the Cracking Size is ready.
  • The Cracking Size will retain a level of tack indefinitely if left uncoated. However, if rolled on thin or over an absorbent base coat, it may seem less tacky. In this case, another application may be required.
  • To cover or "get rid of" an application of Cracking Size, simply roll with Base Paint.

Application

  • Apply to a clean and dry substrate. For best adhesion, apply over Proceed Low Absorbency Base Coat. Apply using a brush or roller, and wait 1-4 hours before applying cracking products. Additional coats of size will further augment the cracking effect. CAUTION: Always perform test applications when using Cracking Size over other brands of paint as loss of adhesion may result. Do not use over semi-gloss or gloss sheens. Optimum application conditions are 70°F and 50% relative humidity. Store between 50° - 80°F.
  • Roll on Cracking Size using a roller sleeve or apply with a brush. Successive coats and thicker applications will increase effectiveness to a certain thickness, see Crackle: Minimum and Maximum Thicknesses.

Tips and tricks

  • Crackle Size can also be used as a gilding size for leaf and foil. Test for your application.

What to Avoid

  • Do not use Cracking Size under excessively thick applications of Crackle Products. Excessive thickness is over 150 ml of Smooth Cracking and Rough Cracking Textures, see Crackle: Minimum and Maximum Thicknesses.
  • Do not use over Semi-Gloss and Gloss sheens of base paint.
  • Don't allow your product to freeze.

CS Coverage

Covers 400 sq ft/gallon depending on your application.

A thin application has a 510 sq. ft./gal coverage rate.

A thick application has a 325 sq. ft./gal coverage rate.

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