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DIY Crackle Paint

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Adding a crackle paint finish can be a fun, decorative way to add an aged look to any item in your home. Here is a cool glue technique that only requires three steps to get crackled, antiqued effects.

What you need:

-Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue                                                                                   
-Acrylic paints - 2 colors

DIY Crackle Paint Step 1

Begin by basecoating your decorative item with one of the acrylic paint colors. Let dry.

DIY Crackle Paint Step 2

Use a paintbush to apply an even coat of Aleene’s Tacky Glue over the basecoat of paint.

DIY Crackle Paint Step 3

Wait just a few seconds, then use a paintbrush to apply the second color of acrylic paint over the coating of glue. Cover the glue completely and let it dry. Within minutes the crackle effect will be visible.

This is a fun, easy and inexpensive way to create the crackled effect!

DIY Crackle Paint Step 4

DIY Crackle Paint Step 5

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Published Date

January 30, 2017