From the onan homesite power 6500 owners manual What's New archive - October 2003. Creating unique broken, antique looking finishes is quick and easy with Resene. Crackle, a new crackle effect addition to the Resene range. Distinctive crackle finishes can be created using a tinted acrylic basecoat (such as Resene Lumbersider.
Resene Crackle will shrink causing the acrylic topcoat to crack revealing the basecoat colour. The Crackle effect will vary depending on the application method, enabling many different effects to be achieved with the same product, just by varying application technique and the basecoat and topcoat.
As with other effects products, agree a sample panel before the job starts and use this as the standard for the project. The ideal product when something a little out of the ordinary is called for.
A thick coat of Resene Crackle will result in fewer larger, deeper cracks, while a thin coat will give smaller, shallower cracks. Crackle effect finishes are best used on uneven or rough walls, furniture, picture frames, woodwork and small feature areas.
Allow the paint to dry. Apply a second coat to completely cover any shadowing from the furniture's previous color. Position your furniture piece with one side lying flat and horizontal. You will work on one flat, horizontal side at a time to prevent the glue.
Repeat Step 7 until all the paintable surfaces have been crackled. Apply a clear sealer to the crackled surface. Allow the sealer to dry. Elmer's glue is not water safe. Apply at least three more coats to seal and protect the painted surface.
Wipe off the sanding dust with a dry rag. Paint the sanded surface using acrylic latex paint. This paint is the base color. It will show through the cracks of the crackled top coat.
As the paint and glue dries, it will crackle. The base coat will be visible between the cracks. Position your furniture piece with another side lying flat and horizontal. Repeat Steps 4 through 6.
Do not allow the paint to drip over the edges of the flat surface. Keep a paper towel handy to catch and wipe away drips. Dry the wet paint and glue using a hair dryer.
Apply an acrylic latex paint over the wet glue in a color of your choice. This is your top coat. Do not re-stroke over previous paint strokes, as this may create a smudge on your finished crackle.
Apply a thick layer of Elmer's school glue to the flat, horizontal surface using a paintbrush. Do not allow the glue to drip over the edges of the flat surface. Keep a paper towel handy to catch and wipe away drips.