Paint Problem Solver

Common Paint Conditions, Their Cause, Repair & Prevention

Condition:
Air Entrapment
Bleeding
Blistering
Blushing
Chalking
Chemical Staining/Etching
Chipping
Color Mismatch
Cracking
Dirt Contamination
Edge Mapping
Fisheyes
Lifting
Loss of Gloss
Mottling
Orange Peel
Also Known As:
Craters
Discoloration
Bubbles
Cloudy, Milky
Oxidizing, Fading, Weathering
Spotting, Discoloration, Acid Rain
Stone Chips, Nicks, Bruises
Mis-Tint, Off Color/Shade
Checking, Splitting, Crazing
Dirt or Dust in Finish
Featheredge Lifting, Edge Ringing
Silicone Contamination, Cratering
Raising, Shriveling, Wrinkling
Dieback, Matting, Hazing, Dulling
Streaking, Tiger Stripes, Floating
Texture, Lack of Flow-Out
Condition:
Peeling
Pinholing in Body Filler
Rail Dust
Runs/Sags
Sandscratches
Sandscratches
Seediness
Shrinkage
Soft Film
Solvent Popping
Staining Bleed Through
Tape Tracking
Transparency
Water Spotting
Wrinkling
Also Known As:
Delamination
Bubbles, Bondo Pits

Curtains, Hangers
Sanding Marks
Swelling, Sinking
Grainy, Gritty, Dirty
Ringing, Edge Mapping
Soft Finish
Gassing, Popping
Discolored, Bleed-Back
Tape Marks/Tracks
Poor Hiding, Translucent

Shriveling, Crinkling