Produces a cracked varnish effect for a traditional aged finish
The crackle effect produced by craquelure can be accentuated with a crack highlighter which is available in either white or dark brown for a truly aged finish.
- small objects
- picture frames
- decorative finishes
- easy to apply
- water based
- low odour
- quick drying
- wash brushes and tools in water
Invert bottle to mix. Apply with a good quality brush. Craquelure performs very well between 16°c (60°f) and 21°c (70°f). Performance outside this range is impaired.
Seal porous surfaces with the Top Coat before starting and allow to dry.
Apply a liberal coating of Base Coat to the surface, avoiding brush marks and unevenness. Allow to dry – the milky appearance turns clear but the surface remains sticky. Apply a coating of Top Coat avoiding brush marks and unevenness. As the Top Coat dries, fine cracks will appear. If the temperature is too high, play a fan or cold hair dryer over the surface.
Use Polyvine Craquelure highlighter in dark or light to emphasise the craquelure effect - see swatches for effect
For extra protection apply a coat of Top Coat.