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Description:
There are cracks in the shape of small squares on the dry surface.

Cause:
There is buildup of the coating from multiple coats of paint. Usually old oil-based paints underneath the final coat have become old and brittle.

Prevention:
Remove all old layers of paint before repainting.

Cure:
Remove all old layers of paint and repaint.

  
Courtesy of The Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute

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