burnishing imagePROBLEM: Cracking / Flaking

CRACKING/FLAKING
Aged paint splitting through at least one coat with flaking occurring in the latter stages.

CRACKING/FLAKING CAUSES
Old oil-based paint that loses adhesion and flexibility and becomes hard and brittle. Poor surface preparation. Substrate cracking underneath the paint film, e.g. plaster. Over-thinning or over-spreading paint beyond manufacturer's recommendations.

CRACKING/FLAKING SOLUTIONS
Remove all loose paint with a scraper. Sand the surface and feather the edges. Spackle deep scars caused by cracking/flaking of multiple coats of paint and sand. Remove all sanding dust. Spot prime any bare areas.

PRIMERS & INTERIOR FINISHES
Priming is essential for better adhesion, sheen uniformity, mildew control and durability. Select a top quality interior paint in the color and sheen of your choice.