How to Spray Paint Ivory Crackle Finish on Metal

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You can spruce up your metal furniture and decorations by applying crackle spray paint. Adding an ivory crackle finish to a garden bench is an effective way to create country charm in your outdoor space. Crackle finish is achieved through a two part process after the metal has been primed with an exterior metal primer. The crackle effect can be modified depending on how many base and topcoat layers that you spray onto the metal.

Things You'll Need

  • Bucket of soapy water
  • Scrub brush
  • Towel
  • Metal primer
  • Ivory crackle base
  • Ivory crackle topcoat
  • Wash the metal object with soapy water using a scrub brush. Dry the object with a towel. Allow it to dry completely before continuing.

  • Spray an even coat of exterior metal primer onto the metal object. Allow the primer to dry for at least four hours.

  • Apply an even base coat over the metal primer. Allow the base coat to dry at least four hours and apply a second coat.

  • Allow the final base coat to become tacky. Spray two even coats of top coat over the base coat. Allow the finish to dry four hours between coats. Allow the final coat to dry for at least 72 hours before use.

Tips & Warnings

  • Apply one or two additional coats of base and top coat for a deeper crackle.
  • Apply spray paint in an area with adequate ventilation.

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