ARTISAN ENHANCEMENT™ INFO



These are the six Artisan Enhancement® products I carry at my five locations:
McKinney, Grapevine, Dallas, Plano, Frisco

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Crackle Tex

Description:
Crackle Tex by Artisan Enhancements® reproduces the sophisticated, aged, antiqued look of weathered paint and/or plaster. Crackle Tex is a clear medium that will allow paint or plaster to create a chipped/crackled effect. A unique feature is that it can be used as a “pull off” technique for added texture. Crackle Tex is odorless and has no VOC. Cleans up easy with soap and water.
 Recommended Use:
Crackle Tex is formulated for application on cabinets, furniture, walls, ceilings, and/or previously painted or primed surfaces.
Application:
Simply apply a base coat (if necessary) and let dry. You can apply Crackle Tex over natural wood if you want that to be your base. Make sure you apply a liberal amount of paint as your base coat. Brush or roll on a coat of Crackle Tex and allow to thoroughly dry. You can speed up the drying process with a hairdryer. Once dry, apply a second coat of paint and watch as Crackle Tex does all the work.  Cracks will appear as soon as the second coat is applied (do not over work the top coat application). The base coat is the coating that you will see through the cracks.  For larger cracks apply more product and paint.
To achieve a natural irregular crackle finish, brush second coat of paint on with a stipple effect (blot paint on). To create a linear cracked look, brush second coat of paint on with long linear strokes. To create heavier cracking apply more product and paint (or use Crackle Tex).  Allow to dry and use Artisan Enhancements Clear Topcoat to seal.

Product Storage:
Seal container tightly and do not let freeze or expose to direct sunlight or extreme heat. Do not apply product when air and surface temperatures are below 50°F (10°C ).





Easy Crackle

Description:
Easy Crackle by Artisan Enhancements® reproduces the sophisticated, aged, antiqued look of weathered paint and/or plaster. Crackle Tex is a clear medium that will allow paint or plaster to create a chipped/crackled effect for a subtle classic appearance. It will adhere to most surfaces and can be applied with brush, roller or sprayer system.
One step is all it takes! Easy Crackle is odorless and has no VOC. Cleans up easy with soap and water.
Recommended Use:
Easy Crackle is formulated for application on cabinets, furniture, walls, ceilings, and/or previously painted or primed surfaces.
Application:
Simply apply a base coat (if necessary) and let dry. You can apply Easy Crackle over your natural wood if you want that to be your base. Make sure you put a liberal amount of paint as your base coat. Brush, spray or roll on a coat of Easy Crackle and allow to thoroughly dry.  To speed up process you can use a hair dryer. Once dry, apply a second coat of paint and watch as Easy Crackle does all the work!  Cracks will appear as soon as second coat is applied (do not over work the top coat application). The base coat is the coating that you will see through the cracks.
To achieve a natural irregular crackle finish, brush second coat of paint on with a stipple effect (blot paint on). To create a linear cracked look, brush second coat of paint on with long linear strokes. To create heavier cracking apply more product and paint (or use Crackle Tex).  Allow to dry and use Artisan Enhancements Clear Topcoat to seal.
Product Storage:
Seal container tightly and do not let freeze or expose to direct sunlight or extreme heat. Do not apply product when air and surface temperatures are below 50°F (10°C).





Pearl Plaster

Description:
Pearl Plaster by Artisan Enhancements® creates an opulent and luxurious finish. Once applied, the finish will resemble velvet with a shimmering pearlescent vibrancy. Pearl Plaster is a low VOC coating that will adhere to any properly primed and prepared surface.
Recommended Use:
Pearl Plaster is formulated for use on primed walls and furniture. It can also be used on sealed concrete products.
Application:
Apply a skim coat with trowel, plastic float or brush directly to surface.  If using trowel, place material on edge of at a 45°angle and cover entire area. Work material from wet to dry area. Once first coat is properly dried, repeat the process.  As material starts to setup, smooth down with trowel to obtain velvet effect. Pearl Plaster can be painted or rolled on for different results.  If using on wood, it can be dry brushed on, mixed with paint to be tinted (although it will still be opaque) or pushed through a stencil. Always use top quality application tools for best results. 
Product Storage:
Seal container tightly and do not let freeze or expose to direct sunlight or extreme heat. Do not apply product when air and surface temperatures are below 50°F (10°C).







Transfer Gel

Description:
Transfer Gel by Artisan Enhancements® is a transparent fibrous gel medium that transfers a design/image printed from a laser jet printer onto a surface. 
Transfer Gel is a highly versatile product which works well with the entire Artisan Enhancements® line, as well as other decorative paint lines.
Recommended Use:
Transfer Gel can be used over paint on furniture, wood, walls, and any previously painted nonporous surfaces.
Application:
Brush Transfer Gel liberally on desired surface. Apply paper with print face down (make sure print is mirror imaged).  Use a smoothing tool to adhere paper evenly to surface. Allow paper to dry to assure the image has transferred (can be sped with a hairdryer). Spritz paper with water, then use sponge or cloth to remove or rub away paper. Test small spot to assure drying is complete.  If getting a “halo” where paper was rubbed off, lightly sand the area (halo tends not to appear on lighter paint or if drying is left overnight).  Apply Artisan Enhancements® Clear Topcoat to seal.
Product Storage:
Seal container tightly and do not let freeze or expose to direct sunlight or extreme heat. Do not apply product when air and surface temperatures are below (50°F) 10°C.







Clear Topcoat
Description:
Clear Topcoat by Artisan Enhancements® is a high quality, soya based, no VOC non-yellowing alkyd product that is formulated for ultimate clarity with a matte sheen.  Clear Topcoat is water and abrasion resistant.  It dries to a clear finish that helps protect your painted, plastered or untouched surface. Clear Topcoat is a highly versatile product which works well with the entire Artisan Enhancements® line, as well as other decorative paint lines.
Recommended Use:
Clear Topcoat is formulated for application on surfaces that require a protective coating. It is recommended for use on furniture, wood, painted surfaces, murals, and decorative finish surfaces.  It can be used as an exterior application.
Application:
Stir thoroughly before and during application. DO NOT SHAKE. Apply 1 - 2 coats using a brush, roller or sprayer and allow product to dry.  Product might need to be thinned if spraying (up to 10% with water).
If painting over old furniture it is a good idea to use Clear Topcoat first to seal your piece before painting (that way you don’t experience any bleed through of whatever is on your furniture). Allow to Topcoat to dry, paint and then re-Topcoat to seal. Drying can be sped up with use of a hairdryer.
Product Storage:
Seal container tightly and do not let freeze or expose to direct sunlight or extreme heat. Do not apply product when air and surface temperatures are below 50°F (10°C).



Fine Stone

Description:
Fine Stone by Artisan Enhancements® is a low VOC tintable plaster that has a “beach sand” aggregate texture. Fine Stone helps you create stone finishes on furniture, walls, ceilings, etc.  It can be brushed, towelled, rolled on or pushed through stencils. It has been developed for both indoor and outdoor use.
Fine Stone is one of Artisan Enhancements most versatile products that will work well with the entire Artisan Enhancements® line.
 Recommended Use:
Fine Stone is formulated for application on cabinets, furniture, walls and ceilings.
Application:
Simply mix Fine Stone with your choice of paint color (1 to 5 ratios tends to work best). Brush or roll on a coat of Fine Stone (or push through a stencil) and allow to thoroughly dry. Don’t apply too much Fine Stone or it can crack. Application can be also be used with a trowel. Allow to dry. Use Artisan Enhancements Clear Topcoat to seal.
Product Storage:
Seal container tightly and do not let freeze or expose to direct sunlight or extreme heat. Do not apply product when air and surface temperatures are below 50°F (10°C).


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