Chalk PaintSimon's DIY


Want a chippy effect? Then Use Dixie Belle Crackle.

Crackle creates a chipped effect that gives a antiqued texture and allows the base color to show through. Here are the steps (and tips):

  1. Paint your piece with the desired base color. Let piece completely dry overnight.

  2. With a brush apply a layer of Crackle. Do not over work it Do not paint too thick a coat.

  3. Let Crackle dry overnight.

  4. Paint the piece with your desired top coat color. Color that contrasts the base coat is best. Apply the paint in one layer without going back and forth - do not overwork it.

  5. Allow piece to completely dry - it will crackle as it dries.

  6. If desired, you can further distress the piece by sanding.

  7. Seal your piece with 2 coats of Gator Hide or Clear Coat (flat, satin or gloss).


See how it is done - check out the video below