Gloss paint - tiny bubbles


Postby jeddy » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:41 pm

Help!
I'm trying to paint my windowsills with goss paint and I keep ending up with loads of tiny bubbles which don't pop and leave a rough surface - what am I doing wrong?

I've now tried 2 different paintbrushes (the 2nd one brand new harris pure bristle) I've tried 2 pots of paint (both brand new, one Dulux and one crown).
I tried the new paint brush with the new crown paint so thisn't any sort of contamination.
I can't see my technique can be too wrong - I mean I put the paintbrush with paint on onto the windowsill, move it and hey presto - dozens of tiny bubbles. If I try to burst the bubbles my going over them with the brush again I either just move them or create new bubbles.

Please help, what am I doing wrong, this is driving me nuts.
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Postby stevenc1603 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:35 pm

What are you painting onto and what surface preparation have you done?
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Postby jeddy » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:19 pm

The latest coat was onto previous gloss (sanded down first).
Thanks,
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Postby scottishgirl » Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:59 am

I had exactly the same problem when trying to paint an inside door - I had sanded down the gloss, made sure the surfact was clean but kept getting tiny bubbles. I was using a gloss roller and thought that this was the problem.

What I did to solve it was re-rub down the surfaces and give it a coat of primer. When I painted onto the primed surfact there was no issue at all. Hope this works for you.
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Postby scottishgirl » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:01 am

Don't think my previously reply post was added... basically I had exactly the same problem you are having. We just rubbed down the surface and gave it a coat of primer. Then painted onto the primer and it worked perfectly with no bubbles.
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Postby jeddy » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:15 pm

Oh, well I'll certainly give that a try - thanks for the suggestion.
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