CUSTOM PAINTING Curtis Dawe, owner 972-880-7368
Dawe Painting Curtis Dawe, Owner Phone: 972-880-7368 Mobile: 972-880-7368
Dawe Painting, 972-880-7368
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EXTERIOR PROBLEMS

Alligatoring

FREE ESTIMATES!

Patterned cracking in the surface of the paint film resem-

bling the regular scales of an alligator.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

Application of an extremely hard, rigid coating, like an alkyd enamel, over a

more flexible coating, like a latex primer.

Application of a top coat before the undercoat is dry.Natural aging of oil-

based paints as temperatures fluctuate. The constant expansion and contrac-

tion results in a loss of paint film elasticity.

SOLUTION:

Old paint should be completely removed by scraping and sanding the sur-

face; a heat gun can be used to speed work on large surfaces, but take care

to avoid igniting paint or substrate. The surface should be primed with high

quality latex or oil-based primer, then painted with a top quality exterior latex

paint.

CUSTOM PAINTING Curtis Dawe, owner 972-880-7368

EXTERIOR PROBLEMS

Alligatoring

FREE ESTIMATES!

Patterned cracking in the surface of the

paint film resembling the regular scales of

an alligator.

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

Application of an extremely hard, rigid coating, like an

alkyd enamel, over a more flexible coating, like a latex

primer.

Application of a top coat before the undercoat is

dry.Natural aging of oil-based paints as temperatures fluc-

tuate. The constant expansion and contraction results in a

loss of paint film elasticity.

SOLUTION:

Old paint should be completely removed by scraping and

sanding the surface; a heat gun can be used to speed

work on large surfaces, but take care to avoid igniting

paint or substrate. The surface should be primed with high

quality latex or oil-based primer, then painted with a top

quality exterior latex paint.

Dawe Painting Curtis Dawe, Owner Phone: 972-880-7368 Mobile: 972-880-7368