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Crackle Finish

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A Unique Process for Creating an Antique Crackle Finish


Crackle is a unique lacquer finish.  Designers can achieve old antique type appearance with a range of colours on all types of substrates.


Manufactured from a hard lacquer polymer.  Provides a low sheen, extremely durable, hard, long lasting finish.  Can be overglazed with Colourtred Acrylic Clear if a smoother finish is desired.


Crackle is designed for use on walls, offices, reception areas, furniture, display stands, picture frames and pottery.


Black on White White on Black Black on Red
Red on Green Green on Red Black on Gold
White on Gold Grey on Black

Other colours available on request.  Allow minimum of 4 litres of Base Colour and crackle on all colours.

Specifications for Use:

  1. Apply 2 coats of Base Colour as Sealer (sand if requried) then apply 2-3 even coats of correct Base colour.  Allow a minimum of 30 minutes to dry before application of Crackle Top Coat.  Thick even Base colour provides optimum results.  Refer to Specification sheets for Sealers on Unfamiliar Substrates.
  2. TopCoat: Spray light, medium or heavy, depending on effect desired.  Apply 2 even coats, repeated immediately.  Maintain wet edge, spray wet on wet.
Light Crackle Pattern 1-2 light spray passes
Medium Crackle Pattern 2-3 medium spray passes
Large Crackle Pattern 3-4 heavy spray passes

Each spray pass should be continued immediately before first coat dries.

Allow 30 minutes for crazing to appear.  Uniformity of application will ensure optimum performance and pattern.  Overglaze if required.

N.Z. Dangerous Goods Glass:

Flammable Liquid 3A


Use only with adequate ventilation and appropriate Solvents, resiration and mask.  Danger: Extremely flammable liquid - Keep out of reach of children.

Observe new Occupational Safety & Health (O.S.H.) Instructions

Warranty / Liability

Special Finishes (NZ) Ltd provides all the enclosed information in good faith but without warrantee and is to assist your application. However the use of this product being used is beyond their control. The manufacturers can accept no responsibility whatsoever for any damage or failure arising from its application or use. It is totally the responsibility of the user to insure that the product is suitable for its intended use.