Crackle Effects 300ml
Mezzie & Frank
CRACKLE EFFECTS MEDIUM
Mezzie + Frank crackle effect medium is an environmentally friendly product designed to apply over our mezzie + frank chalk and paint products. Crackle effects medium will create a vintage aged appearance to your paintwork on furniture and other projects. Many different looks can be achieved by experimenting with contrasting or tonal colours.
Stir contents thoroughly before and during use with a broad, flat stirrer using an upward action. Avoid shaking container as it will create air bubbles.
STEP 1 BASE CHALK EFFECTS COAT
Apply one or two coats of mezzie + frank chalk effect in selected colour
Allow paint to fully dry before proceeding to step 2. Drying time will vary according to weather conditions and the surface being painted. If in doubt leave it longer.
STEP 2 CRACKLE EFFECTS COAT
Apply crackle effect with a brush or roller. End result will depend on technique. For a heavy crackle effect apply thickly with a brush using criss cross or basket weave strokes. For a fine crackle effect apply with a brush or roller using straight strokes and a thinner coat. Ensure the product is applied evenly to a uniform gloss leaving no uneven patches. If the surface is patchy, apply a second coat of crackle effect after 3 hours drying time. After 2 – 4 hours, when product is touch-dry, proceed to step 3
STEP 3 TOP CHALK EFFECTS COAT
Apply top coat of chalk effects in selected colour
For best results application should be carried out without brushing back or reworking any wet paint. Crackle effect will start to appear as it dries.
STEP 4 SEAL WITH WAX OR CLEAR ACRYLIC SEALER
When surface is fully dry seal painted area with M+F Wax or clear coat sealer.
CLEAN UP WITH WATER