I used the primer and then the crackle paint. So far, it does not show any sign of crackling and its almost dry.
I used the MS primer and crackle paint and although it did crack, the overall look is horrendous since we put it on with something similar to a palette knife. It turned out looking like an elementary school art project.
Can you provide any guidance on the best way to remove this from the furniture so I can re-do with regular paint?
Honestly, This product is junk without a special tool.... I don't know why Home Depot insists on trying to sell it and saying it works. Firstly, I've tried it like 789437928 times now, exactly how the instructions say, exactly how my home depot assistant told me to do it, etc. It didn't work, it didn't crackle, I did EVERYTHING right.
I discovered a nifty trick, if anyone does want to buy this product and use it and it actually looks good.
After the primer dries, and you apply the putty, immediately get your blow dryer (note: this works on thin, or thickly applied) and blow dry it! Not the cool shot button, but I used the high setting of my blow dryer and it dried it right out, and it crackled and I applied the primer on top, just as it says! It looks great that way! However, I'm into shiny things... So I used Mod-Podge, or Deco-Podge as some call it, and glazed it over, giving it that shiny effect.
Hope this helps!
This junk doesn't work. Hardly ever buy without checking the reviews, but come on! This is Martha Stewart! Followed directions exactly. Lousy results like everyone else. It's going back and I'm going to Lowe's.
Thanks for the feedback!
It has been my experience that ML Primer is required to create the crackle effect.
In addition, ML recommends you use art spatulas to apply the crackle media.
Several of my customers report using their own technique with poor results.
In "Do It Herself" classes at The Store, we had success using the exact technique and product described on the label.
If you cannot find a product at The Store, HomeDepot.com is a great alternative.
The Home Depot in Yonkers, NY is currently selling the Martha Stewart crackle paint, but is not selling the Martha Stewart Primer. When I asked an associate about this I was told that any primer would work with the crackle paint, and so I bought the paint.
You need to do a better job of informing your own employees about the uses of the products they are selling.
I am sorry to learn of your problem with ML Crackle.
My recommendation is you use The Home Depot's customer service process described above.
Again, I personally apologize for the problem.