Wrinkling

Wrinkling

A rough, crinkled paint surface, which occurs when uncured paint forms a “skin.”

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

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).

SOLUTION:

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.