Shrinking or Wrinkling

Shrinking or Wrinkling

When uncured paint forms a skin and gives a wrinkled appearance, it is termed as Wrinkling.

Possible Causes


Quick Drying of Surface but the underlying paint remains Wet • Avoid excessive heavy coats.
• Avoid force drying as this may cause Wrinkling.
• Do not sand polyester primers soon, if the surface is not dry.
• Allow overnight curing of polyester primers, before sanding.
Softening of Primer occurs when solvent in topcoat reacts Follow recommendations as suggested by the manufacturer.
Incompatible Coating Systems Ensure use of compatible systems.

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