WHITE DISCOLORATION SPOTS
The appearance of white spots or white discoloration on
or below the surface of the coating.
||SOLUTION TO PROBLEM
|MOISTURE / HIGH HUMIDITY - The presence of moisture in the substrate or high humidity can cause some materials to discolor.
||For mild discoloration try a vinegar rinse, otherwise remove or re-apply another coat if the coating material is colored.
||Make certain that the substrate is dry and the humidity is below the recommendations as set by the coating manufacturer.
|CONTAMINANTS / LAITANCE - Alkaline residue or alkaline salts not removed from the substrate can cause coating discolorations.
||The only solution for this problem is the removal of the coating and then re-application of the material after surface preparation.
||Always check a floor after etching or surface preparation for a fine powder residue. If present, vacuum and rinse before coating.
|SOLVENT ENTRAPMENT - Trapping solvent within the coating can cause white thread like discoloration below the surface.
||Clear coats can only be restored by removal and re-applying. Color coats will need to be re-coated to restore the proper color.
||Provide exhaust ventilation as soon as the coating is tack free to remove solvent vapors from the area of the coating.