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Old 09-29-2009, 08:42 PM   #1
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Help my primer is bubbling up...


I have removed wallpaper from a wall... with tons of dings in the wall so I skim coated the wall 2 times and and sanded the wall until they felt baby smooth... primed the walls and all of where the joint compound was applied and sanded is bubbling up... help...PLEASE!!!

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Old 09-29-2009, 08:54 PM   #2
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You did wash the adhesive off the wall? What kind of primer did you use? Does it look like air bubbles or is the primer changing physically like paint stripper does? Is it settling down at all as it dries? Is it by chance a plaster wall?


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all of where the joint compound was applied and sanded is bubbling up...
Did you thoroughly clean all the dust off after sanding? Sounds like Kilz2 over compound dust....please say it isn't so
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no no and no.... I really goofed!!!!
I didn't wash the walls... i had skim coated over the entire walls....

how do I fix my mess up... can i put the oil based primer over the latex primer???
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Is this what it is looking like?

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/bmpsweb...eLabel=fa_home

My concern is whether you still have wallpaper paste on the walls and that is contributing along with the loose drywall dust to the adhesion problem. You can put an alkyd primer over latex but that is not the solution here I fear.
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nope doesn't look like that at all

just bubbles... now that the primer has dried some it is going away a little but still able to see some of it
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You used latex primer, correct? Let it cure, then scrape/sand all remaining loose stuff and recoat with Zinsser Gardz.
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So the wall was dirty before skim coating?
In that case just scrape & sand as stated
Then skim coat any areas needed again

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