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FolkArt Crackle Medium (4 Ounce), 695

3.8 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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4 Ounce
  • For acrylic paint
  • Do not use in humid conditions
  • Made in United States
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Product Information

Size:4 Ounce
Product Dimensions 2 x 2 x 5.5 inches
Shipping Weight 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Item model number 695
ASIN B000Y3FACQ
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3.8 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Size: 4 Ounce

FolkArt-4 ounces of crackle medium. For acrylic paint. Waterbase. Basecoat surface let dry apply medium let dry. Apply contrasting topcoat color. Topcoat must be applied for cracking to occur. Cracking shows when paint dries. Do not use in humid conditions. Cleans up while wet with soap and cool water. Non-toxic. Conforms to ASTM D 4236.

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Size: 8 Ounce Verified Purchase
Most people don't know how to use this product--and it's because there are no instructions for successful use.

Here's the scoop: Lay down a FLAT paint background, not satin, not acrylic, not glossy. Dry. Now paint the crackle glaze over it. Dry--but don't wait more than 4 hours. Now paint FLAT paint over it--again, not acrylic, not glossy. Do NOT continue brushing back & forth--do it once touch it up, leave it. Do NOT go over it again later. If you do, those spots will not crackle. Painting acrylic or semi glossy over the crackle glaze will fail. also, thin top coat = fine cracks, thick top coat = big cracks.

This product--very thin for crackle glaze. Tried 2 coats, still no good. For real success buy the brands faux finishers use. Sherwin Williams also carries faux finishing products. You will be paying more.
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Size: 8 Ounce Verified Purchase
There are some tricks to get a good crackle. You must have a flat base coat in a darker color. It must be 100% dry. You then apply the crackle medium. Thin coat, finer cracks, thicker coat, bigger cracks. Let it dry completely. Then, you paint your top coat on in one coat using the least amount of brush strokes you can. If you continue to go over it with your top coat of paint, it will not work. Though not the best crackle medium around, it does a great job for the price. If you use semi gloss, satin, acrylic, it will not work. I used chalk paint to achieve the effect pictured here. Works just fine.
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Size: 8 Ounce Verified Purchase
I wasn't overly pleased with this product for its lack of consistency. It took some playing around to make it work. The directions given gave a poor result so I tried using it while still wet and tacky and then added a very thick layer of paint. That made a nice result for a thick crackle appearance. I also found that using a hair dryer immediately after adding a thinner layer of paint offers a subtle crackle look.
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Size: 4 Ounce Verified Purchase
Reviews were so mixed on this product, I was nervous about it working. But I followed the directions and it worked! Painted my base coat (semi-gloss) and let that completely dry. Then I applied the crackle medium and let that dry completely...approx 1-2 hours. And then applied the top coat of flat paint in different color than the base coat. Painted the top coat in same direction as the crackle medium with a foam brush. You have to move fast and do small sections at a time. It started to crackle almost immediately. Turned out just as I hoped! Very happy!
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Size: 8 Ounce Verified Purchase
Works great for me. I have played with making my own Elmer's glue type crackle media, but I am not talented when it comes to painting the top coat when the glue glaze is "tacky". Apparently my idea of "tacky" is useless. With Folk Art you let it dry - not much thinking involved. I do find that it is important to apply the paint over the dried media gently and quickly WITHOUT going back over it. If you overwork it, the crackles mush together since the crackling process begins to form within nanoseconds of when you apply the paint.
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Size: 4 Ounce Verified Purchase
I tried a different crackle medium and it was really hard to get a thick enough layer to make it crackle. With this, you literally just paint it on, let it dry, then paint over it with a different color. After the top color dried, I wiped it with a wet cloth so the color just showed in the cracks. It looks amazing!
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Size: 4 Ounce
I have used many different crackle mediums over the years and this is definitely the worst. In fact I once did a 13' x 13' library, with floor to ceiling bookshelves on all sides, with a crackle finish. I let this product dry overnight - about 12 hours. When I put the topcoat on it ran on any surface that wasn't horizontal and the horizontal surfaces look more marbled than crackled. It's a given that all crackle mediums are finicky but this one is impossible. I am getting ready for a craft show tomorrow and my display case is ruined. Wish I could get my money back or had started a month ago so I would have time to sand this all down and repaint. Very frustrating.
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Size: 8 Ounce Verified Purchase
I bought this to go over acrylic paint on a Venetian mask. It all wipes off when you try to apply contrast medium over it, even though it was days later when I applied the contrast. I was left with a mess. Also, it doesn't really look crackled, so much as just old and dirty.
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