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ALLIGATORING
Description:
Patterned cracking in the surface of a paint film resembling the scales of an alligator

Cause(s):
Application of an extremely rigid coating, like an alkyd enamel, over a more flexible coating, like a latex primer
Application of a top coat before the undercoat is dry
Natural aging of oil-based paints as temperatures fluctuate

Solution(s):
Old paint should be completely removed, and the surface should be primed with a high-quality primer before painting
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