Traction crackle

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A crackle pattern caused by an underlying layer which dries slower than one above it. Although this condition may be disfiguring, the coatings are usually well attached.

Traction crackle in coatings on a patent leather sleigh fender.
Traction crackle in paint and other coatings on a wooden sculpture.

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Synonyms in English[edit | edit source]

alligator crackle; alligatoring; drying cracks

Translation[edit | edit source]

English traction crackle
Spanish craquelado de tensión

Discussion[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Anon. 2000. “Traction crackle.” Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online. Los Angeles, CA: J. Paul Getty Trust.

Anon. 2012. “Alligator crack.” CAMEO:Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

CCI Notes. “Condition Reporting Paintings. Part III Glossary of Terms.”

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