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Proceed® Transparent Cracking Glaze is a single-step clear cracking glaze that generates a transparent porcelain crackle patina.

A thin, smooth, transparent cracking glaze that creates a glossy surface with an aged porcelain crackle pattern.

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

Tinted Transparent Cracking Glaze samples applied over Crackle Size and some without Crackle Size beneath them. Some samples have had a glaze applied over the top.

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Characteristics

  • Creates a craqueleure or porcelain look.
  • The thickness of the application determines the size of the cracks, islands or platelets.
  • If enough material is applied, it will level and it can be "feathered" or smoothed out with a light hand and a brush or trowel.

How do I apply Transparent Cracking Glaze?

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


Each method should be practiced before attempting on a job site.


Can be applied by:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

How do I tint Transparent Cracking Glaze?

Tint with Proceed Pigment Dispersions. May be blended with Proceed Metallic Mediums. Do not add more than 10% dispersion or medium. Always test tint ratio before use. Use of more than recommended percentage will alter application consistency and cracking pattern.

How durable is the Crackled surface?

The crackled surface is strong and durable in terms of surface wear, resistance to heat, cold and moisture. If the surface is glazed, the glaze layer is actually the most sensitive and may need a protective topcoat depending on where the painted surface is located.

How do I protect Transparent Cracking Glaze?

Transparent Cracking Glaze is an acrylic product and can be topcoated with most any waterborne acrylic or polyurethane protective topcoat.

Flame Spread Rating

Golden Artist Colors, Inc. has not performed testing to assign a rate of flame spread for Golden water-based acrylic paints and mediums. However, given their formulation, our water-based products would be expected to perform similarly to typical latex house paints in regard to their ability to support combustion.

What to Avoid

  • Do not thin, force dry or apply multiple applications of Transparent Cracking Glaze.
  • Do not apply over flat sheen or very absorbent surfaces, cupping will occur to individual "platelets" and may cause loss of adhesion.
  • Milkiness may occur depending on the thickness of the application. It can disappear once overglazed, tinting the material will also hide the milkiness of a thicker application.
Milkiness in dried Transparent Cracking Glaze caused by applying with a water dampened brush


  • Use only dry tools with Transparent Cracking Glaze. Brushes or roller sleeves which are wet with water will cause a permanent whiteness in the dried film.
  • We do not recommend thinning with water or any other product.
  • A minimum thickness (240 sq. ft./gallon or 6 mil) needs to be applied for a crackle effect to be visible.
  • Do not roll aggressively or foam may occur.
  • Don't allow your product to freeze.

Applicator's Experiences & Project Gallery

Unique Uses

Mix with Low Absorbency Base Paint to make a paint crackle finish.

Coverage

Coverage of 29 sq. ft/gallon or 50 mil

On left: no Crackle Size below Transparent Cracking Glaze. On right: one rolled coat of Crackle Size below application

Coverage of 58 sq. ft/gallon or 25 mil

On left: no Crackle Size below Transparent Cracking Glaze. On right: one rolled coat of Crackle Size below application


Coverage of 144 sq. ft/gallon or 10 mil

On left: no Crackle Size below Transparent Cracking Glaze. On right: one rolled coat of Crackle Size below application

Thin brushstroke or 240 sq. ft/gallon or 6 mil

Thin brush application of Transparent Cracking Glaze catches the dried brush strokes. On left: no Crackle Size below Transparent Cracking Glaze. On right: one rolled coat of Crackle Size below application
Thicker brush application of Transparent Cracking Glaze levels the brush strokes. On left: no Crackle Size below Transparent Cracking Glaze. On right: one rolled coat of Crackle Size below application

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