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Old 03-09-2012, 04:40 PM   #1
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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?

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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?

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Here is a similar thread- does it help you?

rolled on BM paint left small bubbles
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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.
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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.
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[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
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The bubbles are forming in different places. I have sanded and repainted, but end up with bubbles indifferent areas.

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

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Did you wipe with tack rag?

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