Why Does Paint Bubble?

Small Bubbles
It happens to every homeowner: that fresh coat of paint looks like the dimpled surface of the moon. Impatience is the likely culprit. Shaking a can introduces excess air. Also, rolling too energetically can whip bubbles into the paint. High-gloss paints are particularly sensitive. Slow down!

Another miscreant is a porous surface like plywood, brick or sheetrock. A sealant or primer should help.

Big Bubbles
Blisters are often seen on latex and acrylic interior and exterior finishes. They introduce themselves when the paint separates from its base, a consequence of when the application 
temperature was too cold (below 50 degrees, to 35 degrees) or too hot (above 90 degrees), or the base was damp.

Paint has a phobia for extreme weather. Painting during a humid evening often results in bulging blisters, shouts of frustration and various unprintable phrases. Painting during hot, sunny afternoons may result in the upper stratum of the coat drying too quickly, making the solvents vaporize and expand into unsightly boils.

Truth is, paint can be a pain. That’s where Tribble Painting can help. With over 20 years of experience in the Southeastern Michigan area, we know paint. We also know how to finish a job lickety-split. Call us so we can help you with your painting project.



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