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How To Give Furniture A Crackle Finish

Specialized crackle mediums, in combination with acrylic paint, can create a striking finish.

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Top 7 Crackling Projects

  1. 1. Crackle Paint

    Expert faux finisher Joe Fenzi shows how to achieve a crackle finish by applying a base coat and glue, then finishing with another colo...

  2. 2. How to Create Crackled Furniture

    A crackle-finish can be applied to wood furniture, a ceiling fan, or over a faux-finish surface to give it an antique look.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. Create an Aged Valance Using a Crackle Technique

    DIY Experts explain how to create an aged valance using a crackle technique.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. How To Apply a Crackle Finish

    An easy-to-do crackle finish gives a piece the aged look of peeling paint.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. How to Paint a Door with Crackled Paint

    Add style and texture to doors by applying a crackle paint technique.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. How to Crackle Paint a Wall

    Learn how to create a crackle finish on picture frames, pots, furniture and walls.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy

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