Flaking and scaling set in; hard crusts of mildew formed, dissolved and re-formed with changes of weather over both the loosened parts and those that remained firm.
All unstable (flaking or peeling) paint surfaces, especially water-soluble distempers, must be removed or washed off before applying Emulsion.
The paint on my asbestos soffit boards is flaking badly.
The finest pottery, often painted but all hand-made without the wheel, belongs to the prehistoric period; so also do the finest flint implements, which, in the delicacy and exactitude of their form and flaking, surpass all that is known from other countries.
The piece was triangular, of pale gray chert, with fine pressure flaking, and evidence for retouch on the straight edge.