How to Paint Crackle Finish on Furniture

January 31, 2018
First Published On: August 17, 2017
by HitBerry

Most of the time, paint gets cracked and messy, and we end up thinking about more money to invest on it. Crackle paint will imbue a room with a beautiful aged look. But it’s a really messy painting job to do. So, if you want your furniture to look new and beautiful then you need to know about how to paint a crackle furniture.

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Crackle paint is kind of technique which creates a cracked effect on a painted surface or on your furniture, thus it allows the colors below to show through. This gives the new impression that the piece of furniture, or whatever else had been painted, is very old. Crackle paint can be used for any surface that covered with latex paint on it. Crackle painting is easy to do but there are a number of tips that can make the job even easier and the effects more interesting.

Crackle painting is easy to do but there are a number of tips that can make the job even easier and the effects more interesting.

Paint the base coat

Before you start the painting you must know what to start with .if you gonna start painting work then take a piece of wet sponge to remove all the surface dirt and let it dry for a while. Then, take a clean brush and start with the coat of primer and if the primed the piece of furniture .once the primed piece is dry then use a paintbrush and apply a color which you like fill in the crackle.

Then start brushing the color in the direction of the grain. Be sure to dab paint in the cracks and crevices of the furniture.Once you have coated the layer let it dry for the night.

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Apply the Crackle Medium

After you are done with drying process start with using the clean paint brush and apply the thick layer of crackle medium all over the furniture surfaces .start working from top to the bottom in a simple method so you won’t mess around where you are brushing on .if the milky shining look is visible.

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Then let it dry for at least for a hour but not more than 4 hours.

Paint the Top Coat

After you're done with applying the crackle medium, then be ready to start painting the top coat before you start to use the clean and dry brush and apply the top coat of colour all over the painted surfaces and give it a flat finish. If you are finished with the entire piece but you still see the top coat start to shrinking up and revealing the colour.

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Let the paint part cure overnight before you use it .

Finally, you have done it all what you need to do with crackle furniture

This was the some of the easy methods which will help you out to work with How to Paint a Crackle Finish on Furniture.if you guys have question or quarries you can comment below.

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