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Air Bubbles in Wall Paint

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Using a roller with too rough of a nap is a common cause for having bubbles in paint after it has dried. This is a guide about air bubbles in wall paint.
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February 26, 2008

I am painting a bed room wall a burgundy color and keep getting trapped air bubbles that do not go away. I have painted it 5 times so far using a roller, short and 3/4 mat, brushes, Behr and Ralph L. eggshell paints and yet it still looks horrible! Why? What am I doing wrong?

Mike from Sacto, Calif

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By Rasta (Guest Post)
February 29, 20080 found this helpful
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We had that problem years ago when I lived at home. My dad used to paint with oil based paint all the time. Then we went to latex paint and there was a huge problem with bubbles. We also had plaster walls. He had to sand the walls and put a skim coat of plaster on the walls then a sealer then paint. My mom was very upset through this whole thing. The next time he painted he thoroughly washed and dried the walls then primed them and painted.

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By mortonpainting AT hotmail.com (Guest Post)
March 26, 20080 found this helpful
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Your problem could be a number of things. Is it an old plaster wall you're painting? That's usually the problem. If not, did you have wallpaper removed?

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Anyway, the ideal solution, the only way to get rid of it is by using a FLAT OIL PRIMER. Let it cure for a day or 2 and then you can paint with latex or oil. The slight chance bubbles come up again just plaster and then prime with oil again. A lot of the time it's the glue reactivating from the wallpaper/vinyl or moisture in the wall (usually an exterior wall).

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February 27, 20080 found this helpful

I would call the store and talk to someone about the problem that you're having. Call Home Depot and talk to a professional.

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By (Guest Post)
February 28, 20080 found this helpful

I have talked to B.M. and Home Depot will no luck on solving my problem!

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