Why does paint crack?

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Cracking of paint is credited to substandard paint, but in most cases the cause is poor surface preparation or incorrect methods of paint application. In older homes and buildings, paint cracking is caused by the build up of several layers of paint over earlier brittle coats that no longer can bond.
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Paint can adhere to other painted surfaces and create a crack in your paint job if you do not use high block-resistance paint or if you close your doors or windows before the paint
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Concrete cracks because of changes in humidity and temperature. As it gets hot, concrete expands. As it gets cold, concrete contracts. This constant change causes stress fractures
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normally there are two issues, film thickness and substrate. If you "pile" on spray paint, you wind up trapping solvents in the paint film. As the surface of the film dries
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Pretty much what Steven said. Your voice cracking is a result of no air passing through your vocal chords. Your chords need air in order to vibrate-and it is the vibration that produces
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Why Does Paint Crack?
When done correctly, your interior or exterior paint job should last approximately the time stated by your paint manufacturer, but some paint jobs crack in spite of your best efforts. Before you begin a paint project it is important to learn how weather... More »
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