Why does my Crackle Tex chipped paint technique feel “gluey” or “gummy”?

If your paint becomes sticky, gluey or gummy during the chipped crackle technique, one of the following reasons could be the cause:

  • Crackle Tex was not completely dry before applying paint. Make sure Crackle Tex is completely dry before applying topcoat of paint.
  • Paint was too wet when the chipping technique was started. Do not start chipping effect until small cracks begin to appear. The paint should be damp and moist but not wet. 
  • Excessive water was introduced either from the sponge/rag tool being used to create the chip effect. Always start with a dry sea sponge or rags, only lightly spritz them if the paint is being stubborn.