Your Heritage Paint Project
Peeling of Water-Based Topcoats
Peeling of water-based topcoats is the result of a
failure of the new coating to bond to previous coatings. Some causes
i) Application directly to gloss oil paints
ii) Poor surface preparation
iii) Damage from abrasion or scratching during curing
period (7 to 21 days)
- Glossy surfaces should be dulled by sanding prior to coating.
- Gloss oil surfaces should be primed with oil-based primer prior
to applying a latex topcoat.
- Allow acrylic paints to cure for a minimum of 21 days before
heavy use or cleaning.