For this purpose the base is first coated with normal base coat no. 1. The lacquer required for the curing of 80-100 minutes. Within this period, up to 100 minutes, the crackle varnish is applied thereon. The strength of the crack depends on the thickness of the applied crackle lacquer. A thin crackle varnish layer effects on the ground many fine, almost delicate-looking cracks. A thick crackle varnish layer causes larger and deeper cracks that occur in dry river beds. The crackle varnish layer is applied appropriately thereto thick. The materials required for the crackle lacquer technology are always delivered as a complete package. Base coat and crackle varnish are water soluble. Tools and brushes are cleaned with water.