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Natural Crackle
Natural Crackle
Natural Crackle
Natural Crackle
Natural Crackle

Natural Crackle

Real Milk Paint Co.

Regular price $12.99 Sale

Crackle paint like a pro, creating faux paint finishes that have that old antiqued cracked paint look.


♡ Description

▫ It’s never been easier to create faux crackle paint finishes that have that old antique wood finish look. You can create a heavy “alligator” crackled aged look or very fine hairline crackle glass cracks. Crackle paint finish is great for faux painting kitchen cabinets or an unfinished piece of furniture or for kids craft projects.


▫ Natural Crackle by Real Milk Paint Company is a natural non-toxic biodegradable gelatin. It can be brushed or rolled and dries to a clear satin finish. Natural Crackle is a collagen adhesive so you can use it to repair wood furniture, glue paper, cardboard and leather.


♡ Advantages

▫ Dries fast – 30 min. to 2 hours

▫ Thin with water for different effects

▫ Can be applied to specific areas or across the whole DIY project

▫ Will adhere to many surfaces, i.e.: wood, paints, varnish, metal, glass, drywall, previously painted surfaces.

▫ Clean up with water

▫ Long shelf life – 1 to 2 years without refrigeration

▫ Non-flammable

▫ Non-toxic paint, environmentally safe

▫ Odorless after drying

▫ Dries to a satin sheen

▫ Apply paint brush or roller

▫ Freeze-thaw stable

▫ The viscosity of faux paint finishes


♡ Methods and Directions

Small Cracks

▫ Apply one base coat of Natural Crackle over the milk paint coat color you want to show through the cracks. 

▫ Allow the thick layer of paint to dry. 

▫ The final coat of your preferred milk paint color can be applied over Natural Crackle when it is dry. 

▫ Apply one top coat of paint over Natural Crackle. 

▫ When the finish is dry, it must be sealed with an oil base coat. 

▫ Pure Tung Oil, Dark Raw Tung Oil, varnish or lacquers are suitable sealers. A very wet waterborne finish may ruin the work. Our Finishing Creams and Glaze Finish work well as topcoats to keep the crackle effect from fading away.


Large Cracks

▫ Apply two coats of Natural Crackle over the base color of milk paint you want to show through the cracks. 

▫ Allow each coat to dry. 

▫ The final coat of milk paint can be applied over Natural Crackle when it is dry. 

▫ Apply two coats of milk paint over Natural Crackle. The first coat of milk paint color will still be wet but dry enough to accept a second coat. 

▫ When the finish is dry, it must be sealed with an oil-based topcoat. Pure Tung Oil, Dark Raw Tung Oil, varnish or lacquers are fine to use for sealant. Real Milk Paint’s creams and finishing glazes go on nicely as top clear coats.

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