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    Default bloody ceiling!!!!!

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    coated this ceiling with 2 coats of emulsion a couple of weeks ago looked fine when i left. guy phoned the following day asking me to come back and have a look at it. went back seen it was bubbling inWP_000609.jpg places quite large areas.

    went back and scraped and filled it. left it a couple of days went back and sanded and coated it on friday.

    and it WP_000610.jpghappend again but in smaller areas and alot less bubbles. anyone know whats causing this? the 2nd time i coated it was with a new tub of paint.


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    Had the ceiling been previously painted?

    Was it new plaster?

    What happened when you removed the bubbles, did it go back to a bare surface?

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    How old was the ceiling, Did it have grease, dirt on it, If it was bare plaster did you prime/seal it first or did you give bare plaster two top coats. Was it a kitchen ceiling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC View Post
    Had the ceiling been previously painted?

    Was it new plaster?

    What happened when you removed the bubbles, did it go back to a bare surface?
    yeah god knows how many coats the ceilings had of paint. no idea on how long ago the ceiling was done either. ive never come across anything like it before.

    scraped the bubbles off went back a few coats of paint. filled and sanded touched up filler and coated whole ceiling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cazna View Post
    How old was the ceiling, Did it have grease, dirt on it, If it was bare plaster did you prime/seal it first or did you give bare plaster two top coats. Was it a kitchen ceiling.

    its an old kitchen ceiling but it gets painted pretty often maybe every 6 months to a year...... no idea about if it was correctly sealed when it was plasterd as i think id have been a twinkle in daddys eye then lol.

    ceiling seemed fine when coated only when it dried in it done this "bubbles" its a strange one. but bubbles just showed up in random areas.

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    Happens to me when painting my own house. I'm thinking it could be that the previous owner stripped wallpaper, then painted over paste left on the wall? Or maybe he's used vinyl silk over areas that have been filled? I dont know. I'll be keeping an eye on this one though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    Happens to me when painting my own house. I'm thinking it could be that the previous owner stripped wallpaper, then painted over paste left on the wall? Or maybe he's used vinyl silk over areas that have been filled? I dont know. I'll be keeping an eye on this one though!
    ah thanks for the reply e.k, is your ceiling plaster?
    i think it could possibly be the previous coats softening up and blistering?

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    My house is plasterboard. I mentioned it to a painter at work today and he seems to agree that its an issue with vinyl silk emulsion. Possibly its been coated with silk over filler is his assessment

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    There could have even been polystyrene tiles on the ceiling at some time, that would cause emulsion to blister, it may not have been sealed, paste residue. Dont think you can take the rap for this.

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