This is for STEP 2 ONLY
Annie Sloan Craqueleur is a two-part set for achieving a crackled finish like the cracked varnish on 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 particuar. The thinner it is, the smaller the cracks.
What size cracks can I expect when using Annie Sloan Craqueleur?
That’s hard to say because the cracks can vary widely depending on the thickness of application. It is always wise to do a test piece first. Thinner applications will give you smaller cracks, whereas thicker applications produce larger cracks, but don’t apply these materials too thick. If you apply two coats of Step 1 you will get a larger crack, but if you feather or overwork Step 2 the crack is likely to be smaller.
Can I use Craqueleur in a bathroom or kitchen where there is a lot of moisture?
It is not advisable. Excessive moisture can cause the cracks to reactivate and the paintwork to become milky in appearance.
My Step 2 has become thick and is difficult to use. Is the product okay?
The product is fine. Place the container in a bowl of very hot water where the warmth will thin it out. You can also dip the tip of your brush into very hot water, wiping it off so that the tip is moist (but not wet), to make it easier to apply.