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TaiwanTim 03-09-2012 04:40 PM

Bubbles
 
Upon applying a finish coat of Pittsburgh Paint on my wall, the paint started to bubble five minutes into the drying stage. After 24 hours, these bubbles have not gone away. I called Pittsburgh Paints, they said they would test the batch, but that doesn't solve my problem anytime soon. How can I deal with this so I can get this job done and get back to my life?

Tim

dengle 03-09-2012 04:56 PM

Hmm, one of the only way to get rid of the bubbles would be to lightly sand them down and repaint. the question is the cause. some questions that come to mind are:
are the bubbles uniformly spread throughout the walls or in patches?
How many coats did you apply?
What type of paint i. e. Latex, oil etc. What finish gloss,
what primer type was used?
Was the paint at room temp?

If you use a brush vs roller on some scrap material does it do the same thing?

Brushjockey 03-09-2012 05:19 PM

Here is a similar thread- does it help you?

http://www.diychatroom.com/f4/rolled...ubbles-135663/

DrHicks 03-09-2012 06:59 PM

Do the bubbles form everywhere, or just certain areas? I'd guess that your most likely culprit is some sort of contaminant on the wall you're painting.

JeepDan 03-10-2012 01:17 AM

I had the same problem
 
I purchased a few gallons of Olympic Paint from Lowes, as I began painting I noticed that the paint was stringy I paid no attention to it and applied the product on the wall, immedietly I began to see bubbles all over, I stopped painting and waited to see if they would go away as the paint dried, they did not, I returned the product and purchased their Valspar brand of paints, it was a couple more bucks but worked great, I guess the old saying of you get what you pay for is true.

chrisn 03-10-2012 05:02 AM

[quote=JeepDan;874521]I purchased a few gallons of Olympic Paint from Lowes, as I began painting I noticed that the paint was stringy I paid no attention to it and applied the product on the wall, immedietly I began to see bubbles all over, I stopped painting and waited to see if they would go away as the paint dried, they did not, I returned the product and purchased their Valspar brand of paints, it was a couple more bucks but worked great, I guess the old saying of you get what you pay for is true.[/quote]


Works much better when you go to a real paint store:whistling2:

TaiwanTim 03-10-2012 06:40 AM

The bubbles are forming in different places. I have sanded and repainted, but end up with bubbles indifferent areas.

Tim

boman47k 03-12-2012 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TaiwanTim (Post 874555)
The bubbles are forming in different places. I have sanded and repainted, but end up with bubbles indifferent areas.

Tim

Did you wipe with tack rag?

Imo, clean and dry are two of the most important elements in painting.

chrisn 03-12-2012 05:54 PM

Type and size cover? Primer??Clean area? Dry? Painting over fresh joint compound? Temperature? Paint mixed well?
I could spend another hour here but I have things to do.


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