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Proceed Cracking Size is a clear cracking size that may be used to augment the cracking effects of Proceed Smooth and Rough Cracking Textures and Transparent Cracking Glaze.

“Size” is a term given to certain materials used by painters and artists to prepare surfaces, especially papers and textiles, for specific techniques. In gilding, for example, the traditional size is a rabbit skin glue preparation that serves to smooth out minute surface imperfections and act as an adhesive for metallic leaf.

While Proceed Cracking Size may be used beneath Proceed Crackle products, however, it is not necessary.

Please review the following link for the Cracking Size Technical Data Sheet

Click here for information about how the Cracking Size works with the Proceed Cracking Textures.


  • Cracking Size does not crack or make the products crack. Rather, by sealing the underlying paint, it allows greater movement and enhances the cracking effect of the Proceed Crackle applied on top.
  • Cracking Size has a LOW ODOR, is NOT water resoluble and works well in humid environments.
  • Dries clear as it comes to tack. White areas signifies the Size is still wet and not yet ready.
  • Levels like oil or enamel and dries to the touch and is ready to overcoat with additional Size or Crackle products in approximately one hour.
  • When the surface is tacky and not slippery “wet,” the Cracking Size is ready.
  • Cracking Size will retain a level of tack indefinitely if left uncoated. However, if rolled on thinly or over an absorbent base coat, it may seem less tacky. In this case, another application may be required.
  • To get rid of an application of Cracking Size, simply cover by rolling over with a base paint.
  • If applied too heavily, Cracking Size may sag. It is very obvious when the application is too thick.

Tips and tricks

  • Cracking Size can also be used as a gilding size for leaf and foil. Test for your application.

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