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Crackle Medium

Porter's Crackle Medium is a water-based medium for creating antique and decorative crackle effects on furniture, trim, picture frames and other decorative elements. A clear medium, Porter's Crackle Medium is designed for use in conjunction with other paints and finishes. Once a top coat is applied over Crackle Medium and starts to dry, Crackle Medium will cause the paint to split and crack, revealing the base coat or surface beneath. The cracks will dry with a glossy finish.

Key Features
  • Easy to use
  • Low odour
  • A clear medium/gel that is 'sandwiched' between two paint layers
  • Coverage: 10m² per litre
Scope of Use

Interior only. Can be applied to most suitably prepared timber, MDF, plasterboard, plaster, wood and previously painted trim items and articles.

Apply by brush only. Use a criss-cross or 'basketweave' pattern.

Drying times: 12hrs dry time. Application of finish top coat should be carried out within 24hrs of Crackle Medium application.

Limitations on Use

Not recommended over bare surfaces, surfaces previously painted with enamel (oil-based) paints, or paints with a high-gloss finish. Surfaces will need to be prepared with suitable base paints.

Data Sheet

Porter's Paints offer clients traditional and modern paint finishes that are water-based, durable and easy to apply.

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