Chalking

Chalking

Chalking

DESCRIPTION
A chalky dusting or powdering at the paint surface, often associated with old, weathered paint film.

CAUSE
Precipitation of elements within the paint.
This may be due to:
a) Incompatible or defective materials within the paint.
b) Degradation of the binding agent.
c) Degradation of pigment.

PREVENTION
a) Use recommended materials.
b) Avoid exposure to ultra-violet light (strong sunlight) and harsh shampoos.

RECTIFICATION
Flat, compound and polish the surface to restore the gloss. In severe cases repaint the topcoat.

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