Even after the
has dried, bubbles can appear on the surface that will lead to
peeling. Paint bubbles or blisters appear when the top layer of paint
separates from the one beneath it. The cause can be heat, moisture, or
While you can't always predict when this will happen, you can take
steps to minimize the possibility of bubbling paint:
Let paint dry completely before introducing any moisture
Repair Bubbling Paint
If you already have
that is blistering or bubbling, you'll want to correct the issue
before it starts peeling. Remove paint blisters by
and smooth out the surface as much as possible. Use a
before repainting and be sure the area is clean and dry before you
repaint. If the area is normally moist or humid, consider installing a
ventilation system or
to keep it from happening again.
Paint on Floor or Carpet
If you have accidently dropped or dripped paint on the floor or
carpet, clean it up as soon as possible. Once the stain dries, cleanup
becomes more challenging.
On hard or tiled floors, wipe up fresh paint splatters right away with
rag. If the paint stain has dried, carefully try scrapping it with a
putty knife. It should peel off cleanly.
For stains on carpets or rugs, clean paint spills immediately. Soak up
any wet paint with a clean
sponge. Press into the spill to absorb; avoid scrubbing motion as this will
spread the paint and make the stain bigger. Switch to a new, clean
cloth or sponge as the paint is lifted. Repeat until the paint stain
is removed, then clean with warm soapy water.
For dried paint stains on carpet, you may need to use a
product such as
mineral spirits. Before using a chemical remover, read directions thoroughly and
test for staining on a small area of the carpet.
can leave unexpected marks or textures on your painted surface. Roller
marks happen frequently if the
is low quality or the nap is longer than necessary.
Tiny bubbles or foam can develop during the painting process, which
will then dry out and pop, leaving craters on your finished surface.
"Cratering" happens with older paint or paint that is low-quality.
As painted surfaces age, cracks can sometimes appear. The cause of the
paint cracks may be low quality paint, too thin of a layer,
temperature and humidity, or an undercoat that is not compatible with
the top coat. If not repaired, the cracks will grow and the
will start to flake.