Troubleshooting: Paint Cracking and Flaking
Cracking paint is identified by deep/irregular cracks dried in the paint film, resembling dried mud.
- Paint was applied too heavily.
- Paint has built up in corners (walls, ceiling area, etc.).
- Incorrect cleaning, leaving contaminants on the surface before painting.
To fix paint cracking remove all loose cracking paint, sand rough edges, prime if needed, then repaint at recommended spread rate. Determine the correct roller-cover nap for the surface being coated (1/4"-3/8" nap for smooth surfaces, 1/2"-3/4" nap for medium/rough surface and 1" nap and greater for rougher surfaces).