Paint bubbling is a common, and rather bothersome, issue that pops up during exterior and interior painting jobs. While you can attempt to fix paint bubbling if you see it, the best course of action is to prevent the problem from ever occurring. So, how does one keep bubbling from being a concern? Read on to see how you can stop paint bubbling from happening.
Make Sure Your Walls are Properly Prepared
If you want your painting project to go well, then preparing your surfaces is going to be a necessity. If you need to repair your surfaces beforehand, fillers can be quite helpful. Along with fillers, you should sand your surfaces and get them properly cleaned by using a damp cloth. By cleaning your surfaces, you rid them of grime and dirt, which could otherwise promote blistering.
Your Walls Should Be Totally Dry
Another way that paint bubbling can happen is if you attempt to paint a wet or humid surface. Therefore, you should always wait until surfaces are completely dry before you begin to paint them. On the topic of wet surfaces, you should refrain from painting surfaces immediately after or before damp weather conditions, such as snow or rain storms. The high humidity that follows these weather conditions will cause paint to bubble, meaning you’ll have to take measures to fix the problem instead of simply waiting for a more opportune time to paint.
Primers and Sealers Help
If you’re painting on porous areas or drywall, then you should consider using sealers and primers to keep bubbles from developing. Before you apply a new coat of paint, you should put an oil-based primer onto the surface you’ll be painting. After that, the primer must be allowed to dry before you put your coat of paint on the surface. The wait time might be longer if the surrounding area has cold temperatures, high humidity, and low ventilation.
The Type of Paint You Choose is Important
Was the surface already painted before? If so, what paint was used for the previous coat? If your surface was previously given oil-based paint, then you’ll want to continue using oil-based paint for the new coat as well. Latex paints on top of oil-based ones can sometimes result in paint bubbling due to the fact that different kinds of paint react to different kinds of weather.
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