Craquelure Faux Finish

Texture Coating from Gluefast


(Picture on left show application, picture on right show our starter kit)

125C-CR-KIT Sample Kit

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.

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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.  Email for more details and pricing schedules.