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Resene Crackle

Creating unique broken, antique looking finishes is quick and easy with Resene Crackle. Distinctive crackle finishes can be created using a tinted acrylic basecoat (such as Resene Lumbersider), one coat of Resene Crackle and a final coat of an acrylic topcoat tinted to a contrasting colour to the basecoat. Resene Crackle will shrink causing the acrylic topcoat to crack revealing the basecoat colour.

Key Features
  • A thick coat of Resene Crackle will result in fewer larger, deeper cracks, while a thin coat will give smaller, shallower cracks.
  • As with other effects products, agree to a sample panel before the job starts and use this as the standard for the project. 
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Scope of Use

Crackle effect finishes are best used on uneven or rough walls, furniture, picture frames, woodwork and small feature areas. 

Limitations on Use

The Crackle effect will vary depending on the application method, enabling many different effects to be achieved with the same product, just by varying application technique and the basecoat and topcoat colour combinations.

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