Hairline cracks in the finish is a sure sign that Rub ‘n Restore® Color was applied in thick coats with insufficient dry time in between each. This issue often occurs with lighter colors which contain white, the heaviest pigment with the poorest coverage. A cool (less than 65º F or 19º C) or humid environment may lend to the problem.
- Reactivate the color using a damp sponge and water. Wipe the surface just as you normally would, polishing the cracks and thinning the color.
- Allow to thoroughly dry.
- Repeat this process until the surface looks and feels natural.
- If necessary, follow with another thin coat Rub ‘n Restore® Color to correct any imperfections.
- Allow to dry.
- Repeat as necessary.
Usually this remedies the problem. If you feel that you need a more aggressive approach, you can perform this process using a green scouring pad with water or cleaner. This will strip out a lot of the color, allowing you to start again. Remember to apply Rub ‘n Restore® in thin layers and thoroughly dry each one before applying another.