Asked by: Desislava Arbudu
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th May, 2020

How do you crackle paint cabinets?

Crackle paint can give cabinets a completely new look.

It is a very easy process that can be completed by any ambitious DIY beginner.
  1. Step 1 - Prepare the Wood.
  2. Step 2 - Primer and Latex.
  3. Step 3 - Apply Crackle Solution.
  4. Step 4 - Check and Repeat.

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In this regard, what kind of paint do you use for crackling?

Apply a top coat of flat latex or acrylic paint. Brush one coat only of flat latex or acrylic paint over the crackle medium or glue. Brush your top coat on lightly to get thin cracks and brush on a heavy coat to get large cracks.

Additionally, can you use Mod Podge to crackle paint? Brush a coat of Mod Podge on the surface, doesn't seem to matter how thick. Let the Mod Podge dry, at least mostly, it takes about a minute. Then, brush on your chosen paint color. Just as with regular crackle medium, it will take several hours for the cracks to fully develop.

Likewise, how do you crackle stained wood?

A hair dryer can help accelerate the crackling process. Latex paint and water-based stain work well together. Brush the paint onto the stain as soon as the wood feels dry. Dab the hide glue on the spots where you want the paint to crack.

How do you make paint look distressed?

  1. Prepare Your Space. Start by laying down drop cloths and preparing the area.
  2. Sand and Clean the Piece. Sand the surface of the piece.
  3. Paint the Piece.
  4. Apply Wax and Top Layer of Paint (Optional)
  5. Distress the Piece with Sandpaper and Steel Wool.
  6. Apply a Stain (Optional)
  7. Protect the Finished Piece with Polyurethane.

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