Montana Effect Crackle Spray White
Use Montana CRACKLE spray white for a special crackle-look. Prior coating of your object is necessary with colors of Montana GOLD. Give at least 45 minutes, but not more than 24 hours, drying time to the base coat before applying CRACKLE effect. Drying time might vary due to temperature, humidity as well as the thickness of the coating. Apply spray strokes from left to right in a crossing over motion (cross-coating) for best results. After extensively applying CRACKLE Effect to your primed area, the distressing (cracking) process will begin to occur. The CRACKLE spray is high-covering and can be top-coated when fully dry and cured (after 24h) with Montana Sprays as well as customary acrylic paints. Pre Priming with Montana Styrofoam primer is required for application on polystyrene (make sure to seal the surface completely).
Recommended working temperature is between +10°C und +25°C. During application, protect the object and the surrounding area from spray mist. Surfaces should be dry, clean of dust, oils and rust before varnish application. Shake can well for 2-3 minutes upside down to take advantage of gravity. Remove the safety ring by removing the nozzle and turning the can upside down allowing it to fall out. To achieve greater crackling effects, further application can be applied after 5 minutes. Always test spray on a non-visible area to check compatibility of lacquer or paint.
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WHAT IS MONTANA CRACKLE 400ML SPRAY AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Montana CRACKLE 400ml spray is a high pressure gloss paint coating, that is applied over other paints before they are completely dry. The Montana CRACKLE 400ml dries at a faster rate than the paint it is applied over, creating cracks during the drying process. The crackle effect is both aesthetic and can makes objects or artworks appear vintage or used. Color shown by the donut on top of the can.
HOW DOES MONTANA CRACKLE SPRAY WORK?
Montana CRACKLE 400ml spray needs to be applied over another paint coating. The best results are achieved over Montana GOLD or WHITE colors. The thicker the base coats applied, the greater the effect. Montana CRACKLE 400ml is best applied between 45 mins and 24 hours after the base color has been applied.
HOW DO I START USING MY MONTANA CRACKLE 400ML SPRAY CAN?
Remove the spray nozzle and turn the can upside down. Strike with your palm allowing safety ring to fall out. Shake vigorously for 2-3 minutes ensuring you can hear the mixing balls moving freely. Replace the cap back onto the top of the can valve and trigger away from substrate to test. If flowing freely you can start painting.
WHICH SURFACES CAN I USE MY CRACKLE 400ML SPRAY ON?
Montana CRACKLE 400ml spray can be used on nearly any primed surfaces such as concrete, metal, wood, walls, hard plastics, primed carton and walls etc. Pre-priming with Montana Styrofoam PRIMER is required before application to polystyrene. Make sure to seal the surface completely ensuring no air holes are open on the foam’s surface.
HOW LONG DOES MONTANA CRACKLE 400ML SPRAY TAKE TO DRY?
The drying time for Montana CRACKLE 400ml spray varies depending on the base coat under it, substrate, ambient temperature and levels of humidity. Generally, it is possible to be dust dry after 15-20 mins, and touch dry in 60 mins and cured after 24 hours.
HOW DO I ACHIEVE THE BEST CRACKS WITH MY MONTANA CRACKLE 400ML SPRAY?
The size and consistency of the cracking varies subject to many variables. Variables such as the amount of time application of the Montana CRACKLE 400ml spray to the base coat, the color of the base coat, the contents of the base coat and how evenly (or thick) the Montana CRACKLE 400ml spray was applied. The more evenly and regular it was applied, the more even and consistent the crack formation will be.
WILL THE MONTANA CRACKLE 400ML SPRAY WORK WITH METALLIC COLORS?
Yes, the Montana CRACKLE 400ml spray will work on metallic colors. But the result is not as good as on non metallic colors.
HOW FAR SHOULD I HOLD THE CAN AWAY FROM THE SUBSTRATE WHILE PAINTING?
Optimum distance from substrate is normally between 15 cm and 25 cm, depending on your task. Thin, even layers are optimal, applying from left to right in a crossing over motion.
CAN I PAINT OVER MY CRACKLE 400ML WITH OTHER PAINTS?
Yes. You can apply other paints such as Montana GOLD, Montana BLACK, Montana WHITE, Montana ACRYLIC markers as well as customary acrylic paints over the CRACKLE 400ml spray once it is cured. Curing time is 24 or more hours.