Breaking down of film due to high thickness or low curing of plastered surface. Early on, the problem appears as hairline cracks; later, flaking of paint chips occurs.
Use of a low quality paint that has inadequate adhesion and flexibility.
Paint is applied too thick.
Poor surface preparation, especially when paint is applied to bare surface without priming.
Painting under hot or windy conditions that make water-based paints dry too fast.
Low curing of plastered surfaces.
Application of fast drying paint over slow drying paint.
Application of second coat on semi-dry first coat.
It is possible to correct cracking that does not go down to the substrate by removing the loose or flaking paint with a scraper or wire brush, sanding to feather edges, priming any bare spots and repainting.
The plaster and cement must be fully cured.
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