Annie Sloan’s unique Craqueleur is a two-part application that gives an authentic cracked varnish finish ⎯ just like on an Old Master!
First Apply Step 1, the base. With Step 2 you can control the size of the cracks ⎯ the thinner you apply it, the smaller the cracks.
If you like, you can then highlight the cracks with a colored Chalk Paint® Wax.
To use: Apply a coat of Craqueleur Step 1 using a brush onto your surface and allow to dry. The thinner the coat, the finer the cracks. For larger cracks, apply a thick or two thin coats . Once dry, apply an even coat of Craqueleur Step 2. Dry gently with a hairdryer or place in a warm sunny position and cracks will start to appear. To emphasize the cracks use a dry cloth to rub in Dark or Black Chalk Paint® Wax or Gilding Wax. Wipe off excess with Clear Chalk Paint® Wax.
Wash brushes in water immediately after use.
Surfaces varnished with Craqueleur do not require further sealing.