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Old 08-04-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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Why is my paint turning yellow?


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I recently started to finish a room in my basement. The room is warm and humid just due to where it is and the weather we've been having. It's often in the high 80's and 50% humidity. The areas where the drywall joints are, are turning yellow. The walls were all primed and then painted using bathroom paint. The actual joints seem fine, the parts that are yellowing are where the drywall compound was feathered out. this room was painted about 3 weeks ago. I'm very upset!

At first I thought it was the humidity in the room, but now that I think more Iím not sure. Maybe itís the paint?!? Itís from Lowes, Valspar.

Any ideas? I can't believe it's mold or water damage, since the room is only 3 weeks old. Any ideas??

Sorry, I know it's not easy to see on the photos.




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Looks like something is bleeding through.Prime with a stainblocking oil primer and repaint you should be fine.

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Looks like something is bleeding through.Prime with a stainblocking oil primer and repaint you should be fine.
It's fresh drywall though, what could be bleeding through? This is a brand new room. New studs, new drywall.
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Maybe the mud was too wet I really don't know but it is stained.Stain killer and paint is the only way to fix it.
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I have seen some strange things bleed through on new jobs but it is usually where the actual wallboard is, not the joint compound. I think cdaniels is right on the mark.
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Lots of questions here.......what type/brand of primer did you use on the drywall. Lots of cheap stuff out there with all kinds of fillers that MAY have caused this problem. Check the lot number of your drywall. Many times there is a recall on drywall especially drywall made over seas. You may want to ask your drywaller a few questions as well. Not uncommon for them to add something to the mud to make it more workable. This may have reacted with your paint. Just a few things to add to the discussion.
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It's hard to tell - do the areas lineup with where the joint compound was, or not? If so, it could be bad joint compound - either got stained with something, or went bad but still got used. Then that is bleeding through.
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If you use a good oil based primer and finsh with two coats of acrylic latex that yellowish bleed through won't happen.
That's either a case of no primer, cheap water based primer, or even worse, a combo primer/paint.
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Zinsser oil based primer should take care of it. Good Luck!
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That's really unusual. It happens though. Somehow moisture soaked into something, the wallboard or the primer, enough to create a water stain.

Cdaniels fix is probably the only one.

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