SW - Art DIR Mudcracking

DESCRIPTION

Deep, irregular cracks resembling dried mud in the dry paint film.

POSSIBLE CAUSE


  • Paint is applied too thick.
     
  • Paint is allowed to build up in corners during application.
     
  • Surface was not prepared properly; contaminants were not removed.

SOLUTION

See Lead Information.
 

  • Follow label and data page directions for the appropriate surface preparation.
     
  • Follow label and data page directions for the appropriate film build.
     
  • Determine the correct roller cover based on the coating being applied and the surface. On smooth surfaces, a mohair, 1/4", or 3/8" roller nap is usually sufficient. On textured surfaces, a 3/4" nap or greater is needed.
     
  • Smooth the coating by scraping and/or sanding, prime if needed, and repaint.
     
  • Quality paints have very good application and hiding properties, which minimize the tendency to apply too thick a coat of paint.

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EXTERIOR