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01-06-2009, 11:27 AM
So this year I want to redo some rooms which means new paint jobs as well. How to I get the dried up cracked wall effect? The paint chipping off etc. Thanks

01-06-2009, 12:46 PM
Read the parts on these pages about sodium silicate & boarding..(I call it 'blocking') those will give you good results


Allen H
01-06-2009, 03:57 PM
here is an easy technique I saw on an indestructable
No problem! A little side note... if you are actually looking for a good paint cracking effect... start with a base coat of a dark gray or black (really any color would work, those just seem to punch the most) then paint on a coating of boiled linseed oil. Let it dry completely then paint on whatever color you want your peeling paint to be (again latex house paint, I always try to stay away from enamel due to the smell, difficulty to clean, and they just don't seem to cooperate when trying different effects). Let the paint dry then bust out the 'ol heating gun and give it a blast. The paint will crack and peel quite nicely. A must have technique for any silent hill fan!
good luck,
Allen H

Dr Spooktakular
01-12-2009, 12:52 PM
Boiled linseed oil. Is it like this when you buy it or do you boil it then apply it?

Allen H
01-12-2009, 02:32 PM
It comes as boiled linseed oil.

Dr Spooktakular
01-12-2009, 02:46 PM
Thanks Allen, do you have any pics of this affect in action so we can see the final outcome?

Allen H
01-12-2009, 07:14 PM
Not now, but I can take some next time I get out to my show. so maybe by Fri or so.

01-13-2009, 09:16 PM
I tried what you suggested and it didn't work. I am sure I did something wrong LOL. I'm just not sure what it was. The first coat of paint was just one coat. The oil was put on and I let it dry for 2 days, I did wipe some off after it was first put on because it was dripping a little. The paint that I put on top dried for 24 hours. When I put the heat gun to it all that was done to the paint was bubble. Should I have more oil ? let it dry longer ,less? If you have any suggestions I would appreciate it.

Allen H
01-13-2009, 10:58 PM
I let it dry for like 45 min everytime I do it. dont waint so long the oil was absorbed by the first coat of paint.
let me know how it goes.

01-14-2009, 06:00 PM
Allen, ok we want to make sure EXACTLY what you are talking about. Do you let the oil or the second coat of paint set for 45 minutes? We just want to make sure. Thank you, Greg

Allen H
01-14-2009, 10:05 PM
the Oil, let it set for bout 45 min, the paint and heat.

01-15-2009, 04:41 PM
Thank you Alan we will try it again tomorrow!