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Posted by Henry in MI on September 8th, 1999 03:59 PM
In reply to Cracking paint -- not the walls by KristyH on September 8th, 1999 12:09 PM [Go to top of thread]

Kristy, it sounds like the paint is alligatoring. I have never seen spackle/compound crack like that other than on the very first day it was put on in too heavy a layer. Possibly the plaster is moving and faster than the paint can move with it. Did you use a primer/sealer like B-I-N over the walls before you painted? If you bought the paint from Sears, take some sample flakes in to them for exam. Takes about a week for results. Same thing if you bought the paint at a specialty paint store. You can try if you bought it at a home center but you will not be as sure of a response. Let us know what they say.
Henry in MI

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