Bubbling Paint

3 Nov 2007
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United Kingdom
Help!! After stripping off the wall paper I discovered the walls were covered in a pink shiny paint. I sanded this down and gave the walls a quick wash will watered down emulsion to cover some patches which were just plaster. I then used Polycell basecoat with a matt emulsion on top. The paint has bubbled all over. I tried sanding down the bubbled areas and reapplying base coat but more bubbles appeared in other areas when I put another coat of emulsion on top. I have now stripped the paint off back down to the pink base coat but I'm not sure how to proceed to prevent the bubbling happenning again.

Please advise??
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sounds like you have water entrapment cause by the filler, was the filler allowed to dry out, before you put emulsion on :confused: you could try leyland all purpose primer it promote adhesion and has been formulated for the job ;)
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glad i read this as i`m stripping wallpaper/ sanding old plaster smooth at the moment.

Leyland primer...one to remember next time i pop for spares.
Not British Leyland primer :eek: old stock from our once great motoring industry :?: If it is it`ll fall off in a week :LOL:
my old morris van is still running even after 35000 miles and 40 years :LOL:

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