I've just given an inside wall two coats of paint. Now that the paint
has dried I've noticed that close up the wall is criss-crossed with
tiny, tiny mosiac like cracks. The wall hadn't been plastered so there
was no chance of movement. However, the time between the first and
second coat was the minimum recommended (2 hours) - could this be the
Bearing in mind the cracks are tiny (but now that I know they are
there they bug me!) can I just give the wall a third coat? Or do I
have to sand it off and start again?
Are you sure they are cracks and not tiny raised areas like wrinkles?
If the first coat continued to dry after the second coat was surface
dry the first coat could shrink and cause the second coat to
If they're cracks as if the wall has alligatored, that first coat
wasn't dry enough when you applied the second. I had this happen to
me, and the day I painted was kind of humid. In that situation, I'd
just try repainting a third coat and hope for the best.
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