18 April 2019: The Kraftex decoupage range from Pratley has a starter kit to introduce the arts-and-crafts novice to the wonderful world of decoupage.
The kit includes all you need to produce your first painted, ultra-high gloss coated decoupage tray. The magic is added to your creation with Kraftex Pratliglo® – an ultra-high gloss polymer finish. Being self-levelling, it’s also the ideal product for table tops, bar counters, plaques, clocks, and even artistic ostrich eggs.
The Kraftex Pratliglo® Starter Kit includes Kraftex Pratliglo® (200 ml), Kraftex Varnish, a tray, two mixing cups (one plain and one graded), a foam and a bristle brush, Kraftex Decoupage Sealant (250 ml), acrylic paint, two mixing sticks, and a pair of polythene gloves.
“The Kraftex range has been designed specifically to make decoupage fun and rewarding, and not something that’s only attempted by hobby specialists,” Pratley National Sales & Marketing Manager Mark Bell highlights.
The Kraftex Decoupage Sealant included in the kit is essential to seal the tray, and to prevent any air bubbles. The product is simply painted on from left to right and top to bottom to ensure maximum coverage, and then left for two to three minutes to dry to a clear coating. This is followed by the Pratliglo® high-gloss finish that replicates a sheet of glass placed on top.
For a different effect, Kraftex Creative Cracks (both Large and Small Cracks) allows users to create a unique decorative ‘crack’ effect on a variety of painted craft, hobby, and artistic objects. Kraftex Antique Cracks (Large or Small) is another option ideal for a natural-looking and dated crack effect.
With decoupage becoming a highly popular hobby in South Africa, Pratley is constantly developing new products and applications to meet varied customer requirements and market trends. Recently the Kraftex range’s popularity was evident at the Hobby-X Show from 7 to 10 March at the Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg. Hobby-X is billed as the leading hobby and craft exhibition on the continent.
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