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Four Causes Of Bubbling Paint 

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Bubbling paint is a frequent issue you may encounter when you paint regularly. It is crucial to tackle this problem immediately to avoid further harm. In this blog, we will provide valuable insights into the root causes of bubbling paint and guide you on how to fix it.

There Is Moisture Trapped Underneath Your Paint

Bubbles on painted surfaces are a common issue encountered by many people. Moisture getting trapped beneath the paint is often the root cause of this problem. This can happen due to high humidity or inadequate surface preparation during painting. It is essential to take appropriate measures to prevent the formation of bubbles on painted surfaces.

The Paint You Are Using Is Low-Quality

It’s common practice for manufacturers of low-quality paint to use low-grade resins and fillers in their products. However, these fillers and low-grade resins may result in poor surface adherence, causing the color to bubble and not adhere properly to the surface, thereby preventing the formation of a solid layer. Additionally, the fillers may lead to uneven distribution within the paint, which can cause bubbling as the particles rise to the top and create a rough finish.

Painting In Excessive Heat

If you’re planning to paint a surface, it’s essential to remember that excessive heat can cause paint bubbling. This happens because the high temperature causes the color molecules in the paint to expand, forming tiny pockets of air. This is especially likely if the paint needs to be mixed correctly before application or applied in heavy layers. Additionally, when using a roller or brush to paint, air bubbles can form, which could also lead to the bubbling of the paint. Therefore, it is crucial to be mindful of these factors to ensure a smooth and even paint finish.

Incorrect Thinning Or Dilution

Using the correct thickness or dilution when painting a surface is crucial. If the mixture is too thin or diluted, it can result in bubble paint. The added liquid weakens the binding agents in color, causing air bubbles to form and become trapped under the paint’s surface as it dries. To avoid this, it’s essential to carefully measure and mix the paint according to the manufacturer’s instructions and to use the appropriate amount of thinner or water if needed.


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