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Old 11-11-2006, 10:12 PM   #1
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I am trying to paint a stairwell into my basement - most of it is fine, but there are a couple of areas that continue to bubble up. Any ideas why that happends, and how to prevent them?

I don't believe there was ever wallpaper on the walls either...

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Sounds to me like you got some kind of chemical agent (grease, etc etc). Did you clean the wall and WELL rince before painting?

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Need more info
What was the surface painted, condition, prep steps taken (if any), what product was used to paint, how big are the bubbles...etc...
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The surface appeared to be clean, but the wall was not rinsed or washed. General prep work was done to smooth the walls, but for the most part, the paint was applied directly on the old paint. A small patch of primer was put over the areas that continue to bubble up - I am not sure if that will work ....
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It's possible, but unlikely the primer will hold
(though certain primers might do it)

Most likely the walls had something on them
Dust, grease, Pledge, dust from the drywall repair...
Means the paint isn't adhering

The solution would normally be to scrape off anything loose, or close to loose, sand, clean, prime, then repaint

After priming a skim coat of joint compound may be needed to smooth out the area
This must then be sanded, wiped clean, and the repair primed again before repainting

Excess moisture could also lift paint
Not sure if that's a possibility in this case
You'd have to check that out
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