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FLAKING

The detachment of pieces of the paint film itself either from its substrate or from paint previously
applied. Flaking is generally preceded by cracking, checking or blistering and is the result of loss
of adhesion usually due to stress-strain factors. ASTM D 722 is the standard test method for
evaluating degree of flaking of exterior paints. Also referred to as scaling.


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