Small circular, crater-like openings that appear during or shortly after the application.


  • Painting over surfaces contaminated with oil, wax, silicone, grease, etc.
  • Use of thinner/reducer in place of a solvent cleaner.
  • Spraying over previously repaired areas containing "fisheye eliminator" additive.


See Lead Information.

  • Remove wet paint film with solvent, clean and refinish.
  • Add the recommended fisheye eliminator and respray the affected area.
  • If fisheyes appear in a basecoat, allow the color to flash then spray a mist coat over affected area. Do not use fisheye eliminator in undercoats or basecoat color.
  • If the paint has dried, sand to a smooth finish below the fisheye cratering and refinish.
  • Thoroughly clean the surface to be painted with detergent and hot water, followed by the recommended solvent cleaner. Wipe dry with clean rags.
  • Install an air filtering system that removes and prevents oil and moisture contamination.
  • Maintain air supply by draining, cleaning and changing filter(s) on a routine basis.