Craquelure Faux Finish Texture Coating from Gluefast
Make your poster or print look hand painted with Gluefast's Craquelure faux finish texture coating. Depending on the way this specialty polymer coating is applied to the surface of a print, photo, or poster, the look of the finished product can be varied, ranging from a paint-brush look to a canvas-type appearance. Available in matte, semi-gloss, or high-gloss finish, Craquelure texture coating lets you create a unique texture design. Samples are offered upon request.
What is Craquelure Texture Coating?
Craquelure texture coating is an acid-free water based acrylic polymer coating. Craquelure refers to the hairline surface cracking of paintings into characteristic texture patterns determined by climate conditions and materials used in the creation of the painting. In the 18th century, Craquelure was so popular that to English painters it became known as Craquelure anglaise. Today, forgers and restorers often imitate it to enhance the look of authenticity in their works.
Apply Craquelure Faux Finish Texture Coating using a…
- Paint Brush – the operator can completely control the look of this effect.
- Paint Roller – provides a textured look. For added texture, apply more product with a 1/2” or higher nap roller. (Some customers use a paint roller to apply the matte finish, then apply the semi-gloss or high-gloss finish with a paint brush to highlight target areas.)
- Non-Absorbing Foam Roller – applies thin lines of acrylic onto the print. The coating is applied in one direction and allowed to dry. A second coat is applied – turning the print 90 degrees – providing a texturized linen/canvas-type look.
- Top Coating Machine – applies the Craquelure coating onto nearly any item from paper to board stock up to ½” (13mm) thick. Used for high production runs, the Senator Top Coat Gluer from Gluefast features variable coating thickness and speed control.
Whether you have a 4-color mounted lithographed print or a black and white photograph, with Craquelure faux finish texture coating, your work looks as though it was hand painted by an artist. When using this water-based coating, keep in mind that drying time ranges from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the amount applied. Packaging for the product is available in quarts, gallons, five-gallon pails, and 55-gallon drums.