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When you’re painting a ​$400-million-dollar aircraft ​there is no room for error.  Starting over is expensive, time-consuming and difficult.

When a job is finished, it might be easy to visually inspect the aircraft to determine if the job was done correctly, but what is often more challenging to determine is what exactly went wrong ​during​ the application process.

Download the Aircraft Painter’s Field Guide to Troubleshooting Painting and Coating Appearance Issues, for common causes and fixes for these appearance issues:

  • Blushing and Blooming
  • Cobwebbing
  • Fisheyes or Craters
  • Orange Peel Finish
  • Outgassing
  • Peeling and Blistering
  • Pinholes
  • Sags, Runs, and Curtains
  • Uneven Colors
  • Unlevel Film
  • Dull Finishes