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engofct 12-03-2012 07:33 PM

Tiny bubbles in Monarch High Gloss Alkyd Enamel
 
A couple of cupboard doors in my kitchen were looking shabby with lots of paint chips, so I tried to refinish them with the same Monarch Enamel paint that the builder used. The paint is about one year old stored indoor.

After stirring it with a paint stick, I notice that there was a bunch of tiny bubbles on the stick. So I test painted on the back side of the door. Sure enough, the paint dried with bubbles in it.

My question is how do I get rid of bubbles in the paint?

PoleCat 12-04-2012 09:54 AM

How thick is it? Sounds like it may need thinned down some. Use a china bristle brush? Rollers and foam brushes tend to entrap bubbles during application.

engofct 12-04-2012 10:34 AM

Tiny bubbles in Monarch High Gloss Alkyd Enamel
 
The paint didn't look very thick but I am just a novice. I will try adding a little mineral spirit today and see if it helps.

user1007 12-04-2012 04:35 PM

Might have some particulates not easily visible. Passing it through cheesecloth or other filter might be a good idea.

Did you shake or stir it?

engofct 12-04-2012 04:43 PM

Tiny bubbles in Monarch High Gloss Alkyd Enamel
 
Good idea, I will give it a try. Thanks.


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