George Vondriska

Create a Crackle Finish on Wood

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A crackle finish on wood is something that can happen naturally over time or something you can do to a woodworking project right away. George Vondriska takes you step by step through the process and shows you how to achieve this weathered look using hide glue and two contrasting paint colors.

Liquid Hide Wood Glue provided by Titebond. For more information, visit

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4 Responses to “Create a Crackle Finish on Wood”

  1. Tom

    This looks really different and unique. I was wondering if you could use this on foam and also use exterior paint?

  2. gtcarot

    what kind of paint do you use oil, latex, semigloss ,gloss, flat

  3. Renee

    I'm not sure what went wrong. I have what looks like bubbles on my project. Also on other places, the cracks came out big in some areas and thin in others. I used full strength on the entire piece. Please advise. I'm starting over.

  4. lucshel10

    This process seems pretty simple on smaller projects like in this video. Is there a recomenned process for larger peices of furniture, like a dressor or large cabinet that you are wanted to crackle the entire peice?

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