Flaking

Fluctuations in temperature and humidity are the main variables that contribute to flaking of the paint layer. As well, improper coatings, direct contact with water, and even the artist’s own technique and use of materials can contribute to this common problem. Once the paint layer begins to detach from the underlying support or ground, the process can continue and eventually lead to paint loss. This condition is halted through consolidation measures, which are treatments that reattach the paint back to its support. This can either be done locally or to the entire paint layer, depending on the extent of damage.

  • Date February 20, 2018
  • Tags Painting