example of crackle painting technique with red wall below chair runner
Photo: courtesy of Sherman-Williams
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In With the Old

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 for an antiqued look.

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