AquaCrackle® (formerly known as Old World Crackle™) is a professional quality crackle material that is applied over AquaSize™, a glue-like material that is the first step in the AquaCrackle® system. This superlative two-part system is designed to offer consistent results and a variety of crack patterns using a few simple tools and techniques. The AquaCrackle® method allows the user to create the illusion of a weathered painted surface that has literally cracked away from its substrate due to years of age.

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Approved Application Area Walls, Ceilings, Cabinets (Pre-Finished)
Application Method Brushed, Rolled, Sprayed
Clean Up Soap & Water
Approved Climate Rating Interior
Consistency (Density) Gel
Available Sizes & Square Footage 5 Gallon Pail- 1001 – 1500
1 Gallon Pail- 201 – 300
32 Oz Pail- <100
Durability Medium Traffic- Withstands normal wear & tear
Finish Texture Crackle
Intermix No
Manufacturer Faux Effects International
Product Line Silver Line
Sheen (Finish) Matte (Flat)
Shelf Life 1 -2 Years
Approved Substrate Primed Drywall, Painted Drywall, Painted/Pre-Finished Wood
Suggested Additives No
  • If larger cracks are required, apply double coats of AquaSize™, allowing each layer to dry to a firm tack.
  • Then apply a thick, generous coat of the AquaCrackle® material. Finer cracks are achieved by applying one thin coat of the crackle size and a lesser amount of AquaCrackle®.
  • Tack time for the size will depend upon the thickness of the layer, humidity and airflow.
  • To avoid sags and runs on vertical surfaces, apply two thin coats of AquaSize™.
  • Always make a sample to ensure the desired results.
  • Different tools will create different patterns. Brushing the AquaCrackle® in a directional pattern will create longer, narrow alligator cracks. Sponging or bagging the AquaCrackle® will create a random pattern.
  • Seal the work surface by applying 2 coats of SetCoat® Clear (AquaSeal™) or SetCoat®. Allow to dry a minimum of 1- 2 hours depending on the drying conditions.
  • Apply an even coat of AquaSize™ to the areas to be cracked. Allow the size to dry approximately 15 – 45 minutes until tacky, about the consistency of flypaper.
  • When the size is ready, apply a full coat of AquaCrackle® material with a brush, sponge, roller or sprayer. Be careful not to overwork the crackle material into the AquaSize™ however, be sure to apply a full heavy wet layer. Cracking will occur in about 30 minutes as the material dries.
  • Dry thoroughly.
  • Apply a coat of ColorSeal™ to protect the crackle especially if a color glaze will be applied over the crackle.
  • For a final protective clear coat apply an additional coat of ColorSeal™ over any glaze work.
  • Additional clear coats of AquaGard™ or AquaThane™ may also be applied as needed when extra durability is needed.
  • V.O.C. Compliant
  • Durable finish
  • Do not apply in temperatures below 60° or over 90° F, or in damp, cold or humid conditions
  • Technical product- training through Faux Masters Studio workshop recommended
Weight N/A


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