Paint bubbles can be removed with a trowel. Smaller bubbles may be scraped away. Areas with bubbles should be rubbed with sand paper, and a joint compound should be applied to even out the wall. This compound must then be sanded and any remaining dust removed. Two coats of primer should be applied and allowed to dry before applying coats of paint.Continue Reading
Before fixing paint bubbles on walls, it is essential to ensure that there is no dampness. Painters should allow 24 hours to pass to make sure that the bubbles die down on their own before removing them. Another method of removing a bubble is popping it with the end of a putty knife and sliding the blade under to remove the surrounding material.
To remove exterior house paint bubbles, it is important to find the root cause of the problem, such as moisture or heat. Dark exterior colors absorb more heat and cause bubbling, and the moisture that gets under the paint can also cause bubbles to form. Painters should carefully open exterior bubbles with a scraper, apply sand paper to the surface, clean the paint with soapy water, use a scrubbing brush to clean the area and rinse the area off with a garden hose. Repellent sealer can be used to seal out moisture that causes bubbles. Sealer needs to be left to dry for at least two days. Primer may then be applied to the area, allowing another two days for drying. Painting should begin on a cool day. After the paint dries, it is best to keep applying thin layers of paint until there are no blemishes.Learn more about Home Maintenance
Paint thinner is a generic term used for a variety of organic paint solvents. The two most common commercially sold paint thinners are mineral spirits and oil of turpentine. Mineral spirits are a petroleum distillate comprised of saturated aliphatic and alicyclic C7 to C12 hydrocarbons. Oil of turpentine is comprised primarily of pinene distilled from the turpentine resin exuded by several species of pine trees in the Southeast United States.Full Answer >
Paint dries darker than it appears on the swatch or paint chip. When paint is wet, it appears lighter than when it's dry. The type of paint also affects its lightness or darkness.Full Answer >
Paint over varnished wood by either sanding and priming or deglossing the surface before applying the final coats of paint. Sanding and priming work best on large, flat areas of varnished wood, and this method tends to produce the best final results. Deglossing is not quite as effective as sanding and priming, but it is a much easier method and works even in tight spots or on intricate trim or molding.Full Answer >
Paint pressure-treated wood after it has had several months to dry, but do not apply paint until the wood passes the sprinkle test. Apply an oil-based alkyd primer and two coats of latex paint.Full Answer >