Crackle: Minimum and Maximum Thicknesses

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==Maximum Thickness==
==Maximum Thickness==
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*Notes on Maximum Thicknesses and the use of Crackle Size:
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===Crackle Size:===
**[http://www.proceedsystem.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Cracking_Size Cracking Size] magnifies the differences between the thicknesses and sheens of the basepaints used beneath the Crackle products.   
**[http://www.proceedsystem.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Cracking_Size Cracking Size] magnifies the differences between the thicknesses and sheens of the basepaints used beneath the Crackle products.   
**Cracking Size over higher gloss sheens will create a hold out of pattern meaning larger platelets with not as many smaller cracks visible.
**Cracking Size over higher gloss sheens will create a hold out of pattern meaning larger platelets with not as many smaller cracks visible.
**Review [[Crackle Surface Preparation and Protection]] for further recommendations on choice of base paint, sheen for surface preparation.
**Review [[Crackle Surface Preparation and Protection]] for further recommendations on choice of base paint, sheen for surface preparation.
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===Rough Cracking Texture===
Here is a gallery of images of Maximum Thickness with and without size for each of the Crackle Products:
Here is a gallery of images of Maximum Thickness with and without size for each of the Crackle Products:
The maximum thickness for [http://www.proceedsystem.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Rough_Cracking_Texture Rough Cracking Texture] recommended is 175 mil or 8 sq. ft/gallon (about the [[Relative Thickness]] of 3 pennies), apply this thickness only over Flat or Eggshell sheens and do not use Cracking Size underneath this thickness.
The maximum thickness for [http://www.proceedsystem.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Rough_Cracking_Texture Rough Cracking Texture] recommended is 175 mil or 8 sq. ft/gallon (about the [[Relative Thickness]] of 3 pennies), apply this thickness only over Flat or Eggshell sheens and do not use Cracking Size underneath this thickness.
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The difference in the material cost of these two applications is: Maximum thickness of Rough Cracking Texture at 175 mil (about the [[Relative Thickness]] of 3 pennies) without Cracking Size. 75 mil (about the [[Relative Thickness]] of a nickel) thickness of Rough Cracking Texture with two coats of Cracking Size.
The difference in the material cost of these two applications is: Maximum thickness of Rough Cracking Texture at 175 mil (about the [[Relative Thickness]] of 3 pennies) without Cracking Size. 75 mil (about the [[Relative Thickness]] of a nickel) thickness of Rough Cracking Texture with two coats of Cracking Size.
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===Smooth Cracking Texture===
The maximum thickness for [http://www.proceedsystem.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Smooth_Cracking_Texture Smooth Cracking Texture] recommended is 150 mil (an 1/8" = 125 mil), apply this thickness only over Flat or Eggshell sheens.
The maximum thickness for [http://www.proceedsystem.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Smooth_Cracking_Texture Smooth Cracking Texture] recommended is 150 mil (an 1/8" = 125 mil), apply this thickness only over Flat or Eggshell sheens.
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File:Smooth150mil0and1size.jpg|Maximum thickness of Smooth Cracking Texture without Cracking Size
File:Smooth150mil0and1size.jpg|Maximum thickness of Smooth Cracking Texture without Cracking Size
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===Transparent Cracking Texture===
The maximum thickness for [http://www.proceedsystem.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Transparent_Cracking_Glaze Transparent Cracking Glaze] is created by applying it with a brush, at the maximum thickness 29 sq. ft/gallon or 50 mil (about the [[Relative Thickness]] of ), the Transparent Cracking Glaze will sag.   
The maximum thickness for [http://www.proceedsystem.com/wiki/index.php/Category:Transparent_Cracking_Glaze Transparent Cracking Glaze] is created by applying it with a brush, at the maximum thickness 29 sq. ft/gallon or 50 mil (about the [[Relative Thickness]] of ), the Transparent Cracking Glaze will sag.   
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Revision as of 17:49, 26 June 2011

Each Crackle product has a minimum thickness required in order to make the cracks visible. If after applying untinted crackle products and no cracks are visible, most likely there is not enough material on the surface in order to allow it to crack.

  • When applying Rough Cracking and Smooth Cracking Textures:
    • If you apply them thick, you don’t need size.
    • The textures will produce large cracks on their own.
    • If you use size, don’t apply them thick.
    • Slumping may occur if thick applications of the Cracking Textures are applied over the Crackle Size.

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Minimum Thickness

Here is a gallery of images of Minimum Thickness with and without size for each of the Crackle Products:

Transparent Cracking Glaze:

A thin brushstroke or 240 sq. ft/gallon or 6 mil (a sheet of copy paper is about 4 mil thick, see Relative Thickness)

Smooth Cracking Texture and Rough Cracking Texture

144 sq. ft/gallon or 10 mil thicknesses (premium glossy photo paper is 10 mil, see Relative Thickness)

Maximum Thickness

Crackle Size:

    • Cracking Size magnifies the differences between the thicknesses and sheens of the basepaints used beneath the Crackle products.
    • Cracking Size over higher gloss sheens will create a hold out of pattern meaning larger platelets with not as many smaller cracks visible.
    • Review Crackle Surface Preparation and Protection for further recommendations on choice of base paint, sheen for surface preparation.

Rough Cracking Texture

Here is a gallery of images of Maximum Thickness with and without size for each of the Crackle Products: The maximum thickness for Rough Cracking Texture recommended is 175 mil or 8 sq. ft/gallon (about the Relative Thickness of 3 pennies), apply this thickness only over Flat or Eggshell sheens and do not use Cracking Size underneath this thickness.

An interesting Note: Use two coats of size and an application of 75 mil (about the Relative Thickness of a nickel) of Rough Cracking Texture to create a similar effect of one coat of Rough Cracking Texture at 175 mil (about the Relative Thickness of 3 pennies):

The difference in the material cost of these two applications is: Maximum thickness of Rough Cracking Texture at 175 mil (about the Relative Thickness of 3 pennies) without Cracking Size. 75 mil (about the Relative Thickness of a nickel) thickness of Rough Cracking Texture with two coats of Cracking Size.

Smooth Cracking Texture

The maximum thickness for Smooth Cracking Texture recommended is 150 mil (an 1/8" = 125 mil), apply this thickness only over Flat or Eggshell sheens.

Transparent Cracking Texture

The maximum thickness for Transparent Cracking Glaze is created by applying it with a brush, at the maximum thickness 29 sq. ft/gallon or 50 mil (about the Relative Thickness of ), the Transparent Cracking Glaze will sag.

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