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Agh! Why is my paint splitting?

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Playduh Fri 27-May-16 15:38:12

Touching up a small area of wall, same paint as used originally. Sanded down and cleaned area before I painted. Now as it dries the paint is splitting length ways.

What have I done wrong?

newtscamander Fri 27-May-16 15:39:28

You need to water the first coat well down, otherwise the walls suck the moisture from the paint and it cracks as it dries.

DailyMailYobos Fri 27-May-16 16:17:54

Did you wash the walls before painting to remove grease/dirt/grime?
Did you stir the paint before applying?

Playduh Fri 27-May-16 16:58:37

Washed walls down and left to dry.

Then stirred paint. Possibly not enough.

Do I sand it down, clean and try again with thinner, better stirred paint this time?

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