Peeling and flaking are common problems that occur in the accurate application of coatings.
What visual appearance do peeling and flaking take?
Peeling and flaking appear as sections of coating that lift easily off the substrate.
What probable causes are there for peeling and flaking?
- Contamination, improper surface preparation
- Insufficient mixing
- Improper cure
What suggested solutions can solve the problem?
- Improve the process of cleaning the substrate to ensure no forming oils or previous coatings remain
- Mix according to Product Data Sheet
- Check curing procedure with Product Data Sheet
Support programs, free testing facilities and application advice are often made available from coating manufacturers, helping prevent problems early in the process, saving time and money.
For more information on problems experienced, contact your local Whitford representative.