The crackled effect paint LAVA CRACKS will produce cracks during drying, and offers a very original visual effect, with an "antique" style, a marbled, textured, or "lava" effect.
The product does not really give relief, unless the cracked layer is very thick.
The crackle effect can be left as is, or a topcoat can be applied, to smooth and give a matte, satin or gloss finish, or even a pearl look with Crystal clear coat.
2-stage system, using 2 products: the cracked background (TRANSPARENT) and the crackled finish (BLACK).
It is recommended to apply the products using a spray gun or airbrush
1 - Cracked background application:
On old paints or clearcoats, or sanded primers,
Application in 1 or 2 passes
Yield: 4m²/L by step
Example of yield for a kit 1 Liter 500ml step 1: 2m² 500ml step 2: 2m² Total: 2m²
Drying at 20°C: 3-10min
2 - Crackled finish application:
Apply 1 wet coat (medium or thick). Do not spend second layer
then let dry and "crack" (5-20min)
Apply a topcoat after the complete appearance of the crackles, (all types of topcoats are suitable: it is necessary to apply at least 3 layers of varnish to properly level the cracks)
The size of the cracks depends on the thickness of the coat: the thicker it is, the greater the cracks.
3 - Application of varnish
We recommend applying all types of car polishes
The crackled background and finish are single-component products.
They're already thinned.
The background is delivered transparent. It must therefore be applied to a fluorescent paint, or it can be stained with our concentrated fluorescent shades at 10%, and then applied on a white background.
The best effects are called "Cracked Lava". They are achieved with
a fluorescent tinted background (orange, red, green, etc.)
a cracked tinted finish of opaque black colour
Many varied combinations are possible depending on your imagination, whether or not in association with other effects:
Example with a Candy
Reserved for professional users. Product to be applied exclusively in companies classified ICPE Heading 2940 within the framework of Directive 1999/13