If a visually striking crackle finish is what you seek, then Creative Resins’ PlasPaint Special Effect Crackle solution is what you should buy. The solution is ideal for use on glazing cassettes, uPVC windows, aluminium, and steel surface. This crackle effect solution comes pre-blended and ready to use. It can very easily be applied using a conventional spray gun.
Another thing that customers like about this solution is the wide range of colour options they get to choose from. From black and gold to white and silver, you can achieve a variety of mesmerizing effects with PlasPaint’s Crackle Effect solution. Suffice to say, whatever surface you choose to embellish with the crackle effect, will stand out in any interior setting. The finished look is bound to leave you stunned.
If you wish to use PlasPaint’s crackle effect solution on your next project, then we’ve got the perfect guide below to help you achieve superb results.
So without much further ado, let’s get started.
Preparation is key to a good paint job. To begin with, you need a surface that is clean and dry. So make sure the surface you’ve chosen to paint is free of dust, rust, or oil stains that might hinder your process. Once you’ve determined that your surface is clean and dry, it is now time to make sure that any other areas near your surface are adequately covered to avoid over-spray.
Proceed to cover or tape parts of your surface that you don’t intend to paint. We also recommend working in a well-ventilated area. This is preferred as most paint solutions work better in an environment with temperatures ranging from 10 ̊C to 25 ̊ C.
Also, wear a protective mask and gloves to protect your skin when painting. Follow local recycling guidelines to responsibly dispose of empty paint cans.
2. Apply Base Layer
It is necessary to first apply a coat of paint that will serve as your underlayer before you start spraying the crackle effect solution. The underlayer solution will be the colour that shines through the crackle after the top layer has been applied. We recommend going with a strong contrast to make the crackle effect stand out even more.
You can also try using different colours if you want different tones to show up through the crackle. For instance, you might want to use different colours to paint different parts of the furniture to achieve a unique transition effect.
Once you’re done applying the base coat, leave the surface to dry for at least 45 minutes. Make sure you aren’t leaving your surface to dry for more than 24 hours. When the base layer is touch dry, that’s when you proceed to apply the crackle effect.
3. Applying the Crackle Effect
Before spraying the crackle effect, we recommend giving your paint can a good enough shake. 2-3 minutes of continuous shaking would suffice. Then, apply the crackle effect solution carefully to your surface.
Make sure to hold the spray gun at least 15 to 20 cm away from the surface when applying. We recommend applying at least 2 to 3 layers for desired results. Make sure your spray gun is moving consistently across the surface. Stop once you’ve coated the entire surface. This is where you let the crackle effect solution do its job it will instantly crackle erratically across your surface. Wait for at least 24 hours for the paint to fully cure.
Quick Tip to Achieve Different Crackle Effect
PlasPaint’s Crackle Effect Solution allows you to easily adjust the effect resulting from the paint to best cater to your project’s style. To achieve a fine crackle effect, you can opt to apply thin coats. For a heavier crackle effect, on the other hand, you can proceed to apply a thicker coat. You can choose to experiment on a scrap surface to test the various levels of crackle you can achieve before you proceed to paint your final object.
Applying a second coat once the first paint coat has dried, can also help you enhance the intensity of your crackle effect. If a dramatic look is what you are going for, then this tip could come in handy.
4. After Paint Work
Once 24 hours are complete and your paint has completely cured, we recommend applying an extra layer of protection with the additional application of a paint solution. This extra layer will protect your painted surface against damage from dust, moisture, and scratches. We recommend you go with a gloss or matte final layer for the finishing touch.
Once this final layer has also cured, your job is done and your surface is ready. All that is left for you to do right now is sit back and feast your eyes on the fruit of your labour.
You can buy the PlasPaint Crackle Effect solution right here.
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