Please note that you need to buy both the base coat and the top coat to create the effect.
The crackle effect produced by craquelure can be accentuated with a crack highlighter which is available in either white or dark brown for a truly aged finish.
• antiquing • decoupage • small objects • picture frames • decorative finishes
• easy to apply • water based • low odour • quick drying • wash brushes and tools in water
at a glance product info
available in: 100ml • 500ml • 1 litre
drying time: 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on temperature • coverage: 8 square metres per litre
application and advice
Invert bottle to mix. Apply with a good quality brush. Craquelure performs very well between 16°c (60°f) and 21°c (70°f). Performance outside this range is impaired. Seal porous surfaces with the Top Coat before starting and allow to dry. Apply a liberal coating of Base Coat to the surface, avoiding brush marks and unevenness. Allow to dry – the milky appearance turns clear but the surface remains sticky. Apply a coating of Top Coat avoiding brush marks and unevenness. As the Top Coat dries, fine cracks will appear. If the temperature is too high, play a fan or cold hair dryer over the surface.
Use Polyvine Craquelure highlighter in dark or light to emphasise the craquelure effect - see swatches for effect.
For extra protection apply a coat of Top Coat.
Always try the technique on a test piece before embarking on the project. Walls and vertical surfaces need a lot of practice.
Protect from extremes of temperature during storage and application.
health, safety and the environment
Non-hazardous. Ensure good ventilation.
Keep out of reach of children. Contact with eyes - wash immediately with warm water. Remove excess from tools and mixing vessels before washing in warm soapy water. Do not empty into drains or watercourses.