Michael, I sure hope you get a good usable answer to this one. I
have sprayed paint with conventional guns, airless, HVLP, and
rattle cans. I've shot lacquer, oil base, and latex. I've
brushed and rolled. I've oil primed, acid primed, latex primed,
epoxy primed. I have created some very high quality painted
My last two projects shot with extra expensive rattle can paint
(because it was an important project) alligatored just as you
describe. Many people have not read your posts very well, so I
will repeat that my project was well sanded and well cleaned MDF.
It was primed 3 times with sanding and filling between coats. It
was performed in high gloss black with each coat applied as a full
wet coat. We waited the specified cure time between coats. The
paint was applied indoors, normal shirt sleeve temperatures.
There was no rhyme or reason to the alligatoring, it was quite
random on the piece; but made it quite unusable. I hate working
under deadlines and this thing was eating our lunch because of
My solution will be to not ever use rattle cans for important work
unless it is the 79 cent (ya, my age is showing) cheapo oil based
stuff. If it counts, I can brush lacquer better than the results
I've gotten from Krylon.
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