Bubbles in paint

Old 06-13-05, 09:30 AM
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Bubbles in paint

I had some newly dry walled walls, primed them and painted them and I noticed that there were a few bubbles. I think I did not wait long enough to allow the primer to dry before I painted and that maybe caused the bubbles. Lesson learned Now I need to fix the bubbles. I can not just sand it down because the walls are textured (knock down). I was thinking that I could use a utility knife to cut out the bubbles and then reapply the prime & paint.

Will this work or is there a better resolution? Thanks.
Old 06-13-05, 03:36 PM
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Your solution would probably work fine. After cutting them out, prime them thoroughly with either an oil primer, or a DRC, like Zinsser's Gardz to seal it tight.
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You may need to smear a small amount of mud or spackling over the edges of the cut out bubble to make it disappear.
Old 06-14-05, 11:30 PM
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more likely you didn't let the compound completely dry and/or used the wrong primer.

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