When the coating tends to crack on applying strength, the defect is termed Brittleness.

Possible Causes


Over Catalyzing the Paint • Check the measurement of catalyst used.
• Shorter pot life is a good indicator.
Baking of paint at higher temperature Check the recommendations published by the manufacturer.
Paint not formulated for wood • Check for paints exclusive for wooden surfaces.
• Paints for metal surfaces are harder but they lack elasticity properties found in the wood paints.

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