Old paint cracks and peels

Why Finishes Crack & How to Fix It

    Cracks are one of the many ways that coatings (film forming transparent finishes and paints) can fail.  They occur in a variety of forms to include checking, crazing, cracking, alligatoring, and mud cracking. All of these forms are the result of stress. Checking is a mild form of cracking and doesn’t go all the way through the finish. It often forms irregular, non-linear patterns called ‘crows feet.’  Crazing is similar to checking though the breaks are deeper and wider.  As [...]