What Causes Orange Peel in Paint?


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An orange peel finish on a freshly painted item is caused by various factors including improper painting technique, extreme environmental temperature or humidity, improper drying, thickness of the paint coats, the wrong product being used or the item to be painted not being thoroughly prepped.

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Preventing an orange peel finish requires knowledge. The first step is to sand, vacuum and clean the item to be painted. The highest quality paint and painting supplies should be chosen. It's best to practice painting on a scrap surface before progressing to the item to be painted. When ready to paint, the painter should follow the paint application guidelines and allow adequate drying time.

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