Troubleshooting Guide

Most commonly reported coating defect is flaking due to:

Inadequate surface cleaning prior to coating

Solution: Clean the surface of all oil, dirt, dust, etc. prior to applying the paint.

Too thick of a coating

Solution: As a rule of thumb, always apply the thinnest coating: a little is good; a lot is not good

Heating to use-temperature prior to thoroughly drying

Solution: Dry the painted coating completely before placing into a use-environment/hot-furnace

Coating over another type of coating such as bone ash or red mud.

Solution: Use Z-PRIMERCOAT to seal in any residual bone-ash/red-mud.

Also common is blistering due to:

Heating prior to thoroughly drying

Solution: Dry the painted coating completely before placing into a use-environment/hot-furnace.

Brushing onto a hot surface above about 170 F.

Solution: Cool the substrate until the brush does not ‘stick’ and the paint goes onto the surface smoothly.

A surface at 100-125 F(40-50 C) often is good for brush application. See our Painting Instruction Guide for more information.