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Blistering

Problem - Blistering
Blistering is the formation of bubbles resulting from local loss of adhesion and the lifting of the paint film from the underlying surface.

Possible causes

  • Applying paint on damp or wet surfaces.
  • The surface is dusty or dirty.
  • Use of unsuitable paint.
  • Surface treated with a product containing linseed oil, producing sticky linseed oil bubbles.

Solution

Scrape off the bubbles, sand the entire surface, and remove the sanding dust and residue. Ensure he surface is completely clean and dry. Apply a suitable Tikkurila paint according to instructions. The problem may reoccur if the blisters are linseed oil bubbles.