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Mud Cracking

Mud Cracking

 

Mud Cracking, Thousands of tiny splits or cracks in the coating surface resembling dried mud.

 

Appearance

 

Thousands of tiny splits or cracks in the coating surface resembling dried mud.

 

Probable Causes

 

  1. The coating has been applied too thick. (Note: this condition most often occurs in waterborne coatings.)
  2. Coating flashed too quickly or at too high a temperature.

 

Suggested Solutions

 

  1. Reduce the application viscosity.
  2. Apply a thinner film.
  3. Check flashing process (See Product Data Sheet).
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