Originally Posted by gunflintdoc
One of my paintings from 46 years ago has aged poorly, probably due to my ignorantly not following basic oil rules on fat and lean. The painting has fairly uniform alligator crackle. Is there anything that can be done at this late date to keep the painting from flaking or further deteriorating?
I actually don't think there is much you can do. At least nothing within the realm of the average oil painter; perhaps by hiring an expensive, expert restorer, but I can't think of anything the typical, layman, oil painter could do.
I'm sure that others will likely offer more positive advice to you, regarding this condition.