Polyvine Crackle Glaze

Polyvine Crackle Glaze

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Polyvine Crackle Glaze

Crackle Glaze produces consistent cracking of emulsion paint. The water-based acrylic medium creates dramatic two colour aged effects.

Crackle Glaze is applied over an emulsion base coat which will be the colour of the cracks. An emulsion top coat in the chosen colour is then applied over the glaze. The top coat cracks to reveal the base coat.

It is ideal for use on furniture, skirting, architrave, pottery, picture frames and other interior features.


Choose two colours of matt emulsion/latex paint, one for the base coat – the colour of the cracks, the other for the top coat. Apply the base coat and allow to dry. Seal with Polyvine Decorators Varnish. Mix the crackle glaze well. Apply in one direction and allow to dry. This coat must be smooth and even. If not, remove the glaze with a damp cloth and reapply, working it into the surface with the brush before laying off to a smooth even coat.

Apply the topcoat of matt emulsion/latex, thinned into water to produce an easily flowing paint. Apply at right angles to the crackle glaze coat. Load brush with generous amount of paint and apply in one pass only, allowing the paint to flow off the brush. Do not cover the brush as this will mix the glaze with the paint and no cracks will appear. The thickness of the top coat determines the size of the cracks – the thicker the coat the wider the cracks.

Leave to dry for 24 hours and seal with Polyvine Decorators Varnish.

Recommendation: Always try the technique on a test piece before embarking on a project.

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Coverage per litre


Drying Time

15 minutes to one hour depending on temperature and humidity

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