How To Apply Craquelure Topcoat
Invert bottle to mix.
Apply with a good quality brush.
Craquelure performs very well between 16°c (60°f) and 21°c (70°f). Performance outside this range is impaired.
Seal porous surfaces with the Top Coat before starting and allow to dry.
Apply a liberal coating of Base Coat to the surface, avoiding brush marks and unevenness.
Allow to dry – the milky appearance turns clear but the surface remains sticky.
Apply a coating of Top Coat avoiding brush marks and unevenness.
As the Top Coat dries, fine cracks will appear. If the temperature is too high, play a fan or cold hair dryer over the surface.
Use Polyvine Craquelure highlighter in dark or light to emphasise the craquelure effect.
For extra protection apply a coat of Top Coat.
Always try the technique on a test piece before embarking on the project.
Walls and vertical surfaces need a lot of practice.