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Give A Distressed And Antique Look To Wood With DIY Crackle Paint And Sand Paper
Things you'll need:
- base coat (color you want to peek through) -Elmer's wood glue (regular white glue will work also but make sure whatever you get does NOT say 'New Formula' on it) - top coat (color you want to crackle) - protective/finishing coat (optional depending in the look you want)
Things you'll need continued:
- sand paper (could also use metal scouring)
- paint brushes
- any other decorative items (optional)
Instructions for Crackle Finish
1. Paint wood surface with base coat paint and allow to dry thoroughly.
2.Brush Elmer's Wood Glue on top of base coat. (A thicker coat results in larger cracks - apply a thinner coat for fine cracks.)
3.While glue is tacky, brush on top coat.
4. Use sand paper to sand away top coat of any areas where you want the base color to come through more (I.e. Corners/edges of wood)
5. When you have the look you want, paint on protective/finishing coat.
When working with the glue, work in small sections. It's important that you apply your top coat while the glue is tacky but not dried.
The paint brush will 'catch' over the tacky glue, you'll be tempted to brush over a thicker layer of the top coat- don't. Keep it thin.
Thicker coat of glue creates large cracks while a thin coat creates small cracks.
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