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Transparent Cracking Glaze, tinted over Crackle Size and without....



Transparent Cracking Glaze

New trends in color and style can be seen first in the fashion industry, so it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on what’s new in fabrics, colors, and accessories. New color palettes and interior design trends used to follow fashion trends by 2 – 3 years, but the adaption cycles are now much faster! 
We noted these NEW PRODUCT videos by the trendy nail polish company, OPI. The painted crackle look is now being presented in a new way in the fashion world, as you can see here: 
Still another company is offering "cracking" nail polish here: 
To answer your number one question right now: our crackle products are not designed for, nor should they be applied to your nails! 
Application tips and tricks for the Proceed Transparent Cracking Glaze: 
• Transparent Cracking Glaze can be rolled on or troweled carefully. Do not roll aggressively, or foaming will occur. 
• Use only dry tools with Transparent Cracking Glaze. Moisture in brushes or roller sleeves will cause a permanent whiteness or cloudiness to remain in the dried film. 
• We do not recommend thinning with water or any other product.  
• Do not apply Transparent Cracking Glaze over Flat sheen base paints, because cupping of the “islands” and loss of adhesion may occur. For the best adhesion and the most interesting crackle pattern, use Proceed Low Absorbency base paint as primer and paint.  
• If applied in too thin of a film, cracking may not occur, or will be too fine to see. The minimum thickness (without the use of Crackle Size) should be approximately 321 sq. ft./gallon or a thickness of 5 mil using a wet film gauge. 
• If applied too thickly 58 sq. ft./gallon or 25 mil the dried film can remain hazy or milky in appearance. This effect can be masked by overglazing. Tinting the material will also hide the milkiness of a thicker application.  
An easy way to determine if Transparent Cracking Glaze is being applied at an ideal thickness is simply to observe the wet state color. To create at least a 5 mil wet film thickness during application, there should be some milky-white, but translucent coloring. The thicker the application, the more white and opaque the material will appear and the larger the cracks will be once dried. 
Watch the video included in the upper left hand corner of this newsletter to see how we created one of the samples above! 
View this video to watch Transparent Cracking Glaze and the other Proceed Crackle System products in action: 
For more information on the Proceed Crackle products visit: 
Check out the Proceed Classes link if you’re in search of a class on the Proceed Crackle system:


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