example of crackle painting technique with red wall below chair runner
Photo: courtesy of Sherman-Williams
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Decorative Paint Ideas: Crackle

Brush a special glaze over a dry flat paint of one color, then coat the glaze with a flat of a different color. The glaze makes the last coat split and crack, revealing the base coat beneath.

See How to Paint a Crackle Finish on Furniture for more information.

Illusions Faux Finish Crackle Medium, about $19 per quart; Sherwin-Williams
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