Curtis Dawe, owner
Curtis Dawe, Owner
Dawe Painting, 972-880-7368
Patterned cracking in the surface of the paint film resem-
bling the regular scales of an alligator.
Application of an extremely hard, 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. The constant expansion and contraction re-
sults in a loss of paint film elasticity.
Old paint should be completely removed by scraping and sanding the surface;
a heat gun can be used to speed work on large surfaces, but take care to
avoid igniting paint or substrate. The surface should be primed with high qual-
ity latex or oil-based primer, then painted with a top quality exterior latex paint.