It’s the new year. We are so gone with the old, and in with the new. And by new we mean a new painting problem we are going to help you with to save your precious wall. No more countdowns, DIYer. Here we go! Last time, we talked about paint cracks. Now, we’ll delve into its later stages– flaking.  Flaking is the delamination of the paint system from the wall. It appears as patterned flakes or scales and unlike peeling, it is more brittle.  Reasons for Paint Flaking Flaking can be grouped into one type of painting problem together with peeling and cracking. If you find cracks and fail to fix the problem immediately, more often than not, either peeling or flaking takes over. And the reason behind its occurrence is almost the same as the two abovementioned problems, which are as follows: 1. Poor surface preparation A poorly prepared…