What is Furniture Fracture?
Furniture Fracture is a professional strength non-toxic crackle. Crackling or Fracturing is where the layer painted over the Furniture Fracture cracks or separates revealing the base coat. This process gives a splitting or blistering effect. Furniture fracture is a simple way of adding dramatic depth to your favorite project.
Shabby Paints Furniture Fracture is stronger than homemade or craft crackle products, giving you great results every time. It is Non-Toxic, VOC Free and Made in the USA.
Directions for Use:
- Base Coat (This coat will peek through the fracture or cracks)
- Furniture Fracture (Clear professional grade crackle, this causes your final coat to fracture or crack)
- Final Coat (This is the coat that cracks to reveal some of your base coat.)
Practice makes perfect..layering your ideas on cardboard or scrap wood will help you decide the perfect finish for your project!
1-First you need to apply your base coat. This can be raw wood, Gelato Gel Stained wood, Shimmer Paint, Shimmer Glaze or Chalk-Acrylic.
2-Next brush, roll or sponge Furniture Fracture over your dry, clean painted surface. Let Furniture Fracture dry to the touch. If a heavy fracturing is desired, apply a second coat and let dry.
3-Brush, roll or sponge the final coat, you can use any of these Shabby Paints non toxic products Gelato Gel Stain, Chalk-Acrylic Paint, Shimmer Glaze or Shimmer Paint on top of your dried Furniture Fracture. It is important to work fast and not keep going over the same area while wet. Brushing the same area repeatedly tends to pull off the under-layer once the crackling process has started.
4-Let dry. Finish with Shabby Paints Varnish (satin) or VAX (matte).
Vertical brushing gives vertical cracks.
Using a Brush Usually gives bigger cracks.
Using a sponge gives warn and small cracks.
A small amount of crackle will give you smaller cracks.
Crisscross strokes with a bristle brush gives small random cracks.
Practice on piece of cardboard until you get the desired look you want. Layer Colors for different effects.
Made In the USA
Cleans up with soap and water.