A rough, crinkled paint surface, which occurs when uncured paint forms a “skin.”
- Paint applied too thickly (more likely when using alkyd or oil-based paints).
- Painting during extremely hot weather or cool damp weather, which causes the paint film to dry faster on top than on the bottom.
- Exposing uncured paint to high humidity levels.
- Painting over a contaminated surface (e.g., dirt or wax).
- Scrape or sand substrate to remove wrinkled coating.
- If using a primer, allow it to dry completely before applying top coat.
- Repaint (avoiding temperature/humidity extremes), applying an even coat of top quality interior paint.
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