Artisan Enhancements Mediums Artisan Enhancements Crackle Tex
Artisan Enhancements Mediums Artisan Enhancements Crackle Tex
Artisan Enhancements Mediums Artisan Enhancements Crackle Tex
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Artisan Enhancements Crackle Tex

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Artisan Enhancements is an amazing product line that compliments Chalk Style paints perfectly and allows you to create even more unique pieces!

Crackle Tex by Artisan Enhancements reproduces the sophisticated, aged, antiqued look of weathered paint or plaster. Crackle Tex is a clear medium that allows paint or plaster to create a larger, more dramatic chipped/crackled effect.

A unique feature is that it can be used as a "pull off" technique for added texture. Crackle Tex creates a larger, chunkier, more textural crackle effect versus the "Easy Crackle" product.

Crackle Tex is packaged in a quart size container or an 8 ounce jar. It is odorless and has low VOC and it cleans up easily with soap and water.

Crackle Tex is a highly versatile product which works well with the entire Artisan Enhancements® line, as well as other decorative paint lines.

Recommended Use: Crackle Tex is formulated for application on cabinets, furniture, walls, ceilings, and/or previously painted or primed surfaces. 



Recommended Use: Crackle Tex is formulated for application on cabinets, furniture, and walls. Ideal on previously painted or sealed surfaces. Crackle Tex is NOT intended to crack latex or oil paint. Crackle Tex is formulated to be used with water based flat paint, such as a Chalk Paint® or other clay/mineral paints.

Application:

Prepare the sealed base surface. The base surface or base coat is the layer that will be seen through the cracks of the topcoat layer of plaster or paint. If an undercoat or base coat of paint is desired, apply the paint and allow the paint to completely dry before applying the Crackle Tex layer. Crackle Tex can also be applied to stained or natural sealed wood surfaces. If working on a surface that will not be base coated with paint, make sure the surface has been previously sealed. If the surface is unsealed, seal the surface first with Clear Topcoat Sealer by Artisan Enhancements ®.

Brush or roll-on a liberal coat of Crackle Tex to the prepared/base coated surface. Use light pressure when brushing or rolling Crackle Tex to avoid over working the crackle medium as it begins to dry. Crackle Tex will go on “milky” but will dry clear, allow the Crackle Tex to dry thoroughly before proceeding.

Apply a topcoat of plaster or paint to the dry Crackle Tex layer. The topcoat is the layer where cracks will appear once dried. For easy plaster applications, use the Color Shaper by Artisan Enhancements ® or a trowel to apply plaster topcoats for thick and heavy crackled finishes. For paint applications, use a brush or roller to apply the paint topcoat. Cracks will appear as soon as the topcoat of plaster or paint starts to dry. To eliminate early appearing cracks accidently being plastered or painted over, avoid excessive pressure and don’t overwork the topcoat. Once top coat is dry seal the surface with Clear Finish by Artisan Enhancements ® (for additional sheen) or Clear Topcoat Sealer by Artisan Enhancements ®  (for high use and exterior surfaces). Follow the recommended instructions for Clear Topcoat Sealer and Clear Finish cure times before using the surface.

  • To achieve a natural irregular crackle finish: On a prepared surface apply Crackle Tex using a round brush (we recommend the Small Round Brush by Artisan Enhancements ®). Allow Crackle Tex to dry until clear, then using light pressure, stipple the topcoat of paint. Allow surface to fully dry then seal with Clear Finish by Artisan Enhancements ® (for additional sheen) or Clear Topcoat Sealer by Artisan Enhancements ® (for high use and exterior surfaces).
  • To create a linear crackle effect: Apply base coat of paint using linear strokes and allow to fully dry. Using a chip brush and light pressure apply Crackle Tex to the painted surface using linear strokes. Once crackle medium is dry (Crackle Tex dries clear), apply a liberal coat of paint in linear strokes. Be sure to maintain light pressure. Allow the crackled surface to fully dry then seal with a clear coat.
  • To create a “chipped” crackle finish: Apply a thick layer of Crackle Tex using a round brush (we recommend the Small Round Brush by Artisan Enhancements ®). Allow Crackle Tex to dry until clear, then using light pressure stipple the topcoat of paint. As the paint begins to dry, remove strategic areas with a damp Sea Wool sponge by Artisan Enhancements ®. Rotate the sponge as needed to find clean areas on the sponge and quickly wash it out as needed. Allow surface to fully dry then seal with Clear Finish by Artisan Enhancements ® (for additional sheen) or Clear Topcoat Sealer by Artisan Enhancements ® (for high use and exterior surfaces).
  • For added texture, Crackle Tex can be used with Fine Stone by Artisan Enhancements ® or VP Antico by Artisan Enhancements®.