Autentico® Crackle Glaze is an exciting decorative medium which can age and distress
your furniture with one even coat.
Autentico® Crackle glaze is a one-step product to create a crackled effect between layers
of Autentico® Vintage Furniture paint for the ultimate shabby chic effect. Ideal for smaller
items to produce a consistent ‘chippy’ look.
This is a water based non-hazardous low odor product.
Firstly we recommend always try the technique on a test piece before starting the project.
Walls and vertical surfaces need a lot of practice. Choose a colour from the Autentico®
Vintage Furniture Paint colour palette for the base coat – (the colour of the cracks) the
other for the topcoat. Apply the base coat of Autentico Vintage and allow to dry.
Apply the crackle glaze evenly either in a constant zig zag nature or a traditional long even
brush strokes. The coat must be smooth and even, if not, remove the glaze with a damp
cloth, and reapply working it into the surface before applying of to a smooth even coat.
Allow to dry.
Apply the topcoat of Autentico Vintage Furniture Paint, load your brush with generous
amount of paint and apply in one direction only, if paint beginnings to pull, reload brush and
reapply but always in the same direction. The thickness of the topcoat determines the size
of the cracks – the thicker the coat the wider the cracks. Cracking occurs immediately as
the paint dries, revealing the base colour through the cracks. Leave to dry for 24 hours and
protect with Autentico Soft Wax or Autentico Matt Varnish for extra protection is required.
15mins to 1 hr – depending on temperature
Approx. 2m2 per 250ml tin dependent on surface porosity