General Information on Crackle


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  • Do not Force Dry - it will crack but it won't create a really beautiful crackle pattern.
  • For best adhesion, use Proceed Low Absorbency Base Paint under the Proceed Crackle products.
  • A solid surface, meaning a surface that is strong enough to handle the force of the drying crackle, is required before considering to apply any of the Proceed Crackle products. See Crackle Surface Preparation and Protection
  • ALWAYS make a control sample to check for unexpected interactions between cracking textures and size and products made by other manufacturers. We recommend using thin (1/4”) sheetrock for control samples as it best duplicates the surface conditions encountered on the job.
  • Tint and use Smooth Transparent Glazing Texture to overglaze your crackle finish and help "glue" down the platelets!
  • Please review: Why is it important to understand how Crackle Products work?
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