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Interior Decorating - Problem Solving
Bubbles resulting from localised loss of adhesion, and lifting of the paint film from the underlying surface.
• If blisters do not go all the way down to the substrate: Remove blisters by scraping, and sanding, and repaint with a quality acrylic water-based interior paint.
• If blisters go down to the substrate: Remove the source of moisture, if possible. Repair loose sealants; consider installing vents or exhaust fans. Remove blisters as above, remembering to prime before applying the top coat.
CRACKING / FLAKING:
The splitting of a dry paint film through at least one coat as a result of aging, which ultimately will lead to complete failure of the paint. In its early stages, the problem appears as hairline cracks; in its later stages, flaking occurs.
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