Craqueleur by Annie SloanAnnie Sloan Chalk Paint©
Annie Sloan’s unique Craqueleur is a two-part application that gives an authentic cracked varnish finish ⎯ just like on an Old Master! Step 1 is the base. With Step 2 you can control the size of the cracks ⎯ the thinner you apply it, the smaller the cracks. If you like, you can then highlight the cracks with Dark Chalk Paint® Wax.
While you need both Step 1 and 2 to achieve this look, we sell them separately. This allows you to replenish one or the other as you use them to achieve different crackle effects.
This is a TWO part process. It is perfect for achieving a crackled varnish finish like an old master painting. The size of the cracks can be varied according to how fine a layer of the Step 2 is applied in particular. The thinner it is, the smaller the cracks. The thicker step 2 is applied, the bigger the cracks.
Keep in mind- this crackle is more on the top surface. It is not the type of crackle you use to reveal a different color base coat of paint. Annie's Craqueleur makes the SURFACE appear very old. That is why it can be used over painted, decoupaged, and stenciled surfaces.
To really show off the crackle, use Annie's Dark Wax over it to highlight the cracks OR tint her Clear Wax with a little Chalk Paint® instead!
Each jar consists of 100ml.
Coverage is approximately 20 s/f for step 1 and step 2 is usually a little less since that is dependent on how thickly you apply it.
As stated before...Annie Sloan Craqueleur is a 2-part, water-based crackle finish system for use over painted, decoupaged, and stenciled surfaces. Step 1 and Step 2 combine to create an irregular fine crackle pattern that simulates the look of aged varnish.
* Apply 1 or 2 coats of Craqueleur Step 1 to your painted surface by brushing on in random directions. 2 coats will yield larger cracks. Allow to dry between EACH coat.
* Brush on a coat of Craqueleur Step 2 in any direction. A thicker coat will again yield larger cracks, but take care not to apply too thickly. Some let step 2 dry for about 10 or 15 minutes, then finish with a hair dryer on medium to high heat.
If you have an issue with it not cracking, it may be because step 2 was too thin.
* Immediately apply heat with a hair dryer or by placing outside on a warm, sunny day. Cracks will appear almost instantly.
* Allow to dry.
* Further enhance the crackle finish by rubbing Annie Sloan Dark Wax into the cracks.
* Remove excess with a soft cloth. Apply additional coats of Annie Sloan Clear Wax to protect further. Buff when dry.