10 COMMON DEFECTS FOUND IN PAINT WORK

Defects in Paint Work

The defects which are commonly found in paint work are as follow.

1. Blistering

Formation of bubbles like shapes on the painted surface is known as blistering. The primary cause of this defect is water vapor. When water vapor trapped under the paint layer, it creates bubbles under the film of paint.

Blistering Defect of Paint
Blistering Defect of Paint

2. Blooming

Formation of dull patches on the painted surface is known as blooming. The primary cause of this defect is poor quality of paint and improper ventilation.

Blooming Defect of Paint
Blooming Defect of Paint

3. Fading

When there is a gradual loss of colour from the pained surface, it is known as fading. The main cause of this defect is the reaction of sunlight on pigments of paint.

Fading Defect of Paint
Fading Defect of Paint

4. Flaking

In this type of defect, some portion of the paint film is not sticked properly with the surface; resulting flaking off of the paint layer. This is cause due to poor adhesion between paint and the surface to be painted.

Flaking Defect of Paint
Flaking Defect of Paint

5. Flashing

Presence of glossy patches on the painted surface is known as flashing. The cause of this defect is mainly due to poor workmanship, cheap paint or weather actions.

Flashing Defect of Paint
Flashing Defect of Paint

6. Grinning

If the thickness of the final coat of paint becomes very thin, the background can be seen clearly. This is known as grinning. Poor workmanship is the main cause of this defect.

7. Running

This type of defect is seen when the surface to be painted is very smooth. In case of smooth surface the paint runs back and leaves small areas of surface uncovered.

Running Defect of Paint
Running Defect of Paint

8. Sagging

This type of defect is more prominent when a thick layer of paint is applied on a vertical or inclined surface.

Sagging Defect of Paint
Sagging Defect of Paint

9. Saponification

Formation of soap patches on the painted surface is termed as saponification. Chemical action of alkalis is the cause of this defect.

Saponification Defect of Paint
Saponification Defect of Paint

10. Wrinkling

This type of defect is more prominent when a thick layer of paint is applied on a horizontal surface.

Wrinkling Defect of Paint
Wrinkling Defect of Paint
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