Last updated: March 7, 2018

What Does Cheesiness Mean?

Cheesiness is a visible coating defect that occurs due to improper coating application on a metal surface intended to prevent corrosion. Cheesiness is characterized by moisture retention of the coating after a prolonged drying period.


Corrosionpedia Explains Cheesiness

Cheesiness typically occurs due to an inadequate chemical composition or mixing of paint components (especially two-part systems), a too low drying temperature, excessive solvent retention or a combination of these factors.

Cheesiness may be prevented by carefully evaluating the chemical composition of all paint components and understanding how they react to a given fixed curing temperature.

In the event of cheesiness, the soft coating must be removed and the surface properly prepared.


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