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Cracking / Flaking

  • Manifestations
    • Lines of split dry paint
    • Initial hairline cracking
    • It can turn into flaking areas at later stages
  • Causes
    • Poor quality paints with low adhesion and flexibility characteristics
    • Overspreading of the paint
    • Over thinning of the paint
    • Improper surface preparation
  • Solutions
    • Affected areas are to be removed by scraping and/or sanding
    • Use high quality primers
    • Use high quality top coat paint