Glidden Brush Ups: Blistering - Home Decorating & Painting Advice

Glidden Brush Ups: Blistering

Q: What is Blistering?

A: Bubbles under the painted surface often caused by exposure to moisture shortly before the paint has completely dried.  It may look something like this:

How To Fix Paint Blistering

Q: How do I fix it?

A: Follow these steps:
  1. Investigate the source of the problem before preparation to ensure it won't spread.
  2. Scrape* away all loose or flaking paint, and then sand* smooth.
  3. Seal the surface with a high-quality primer.
  4. In high-traffic areas, use premium latex interior paint.

As always, please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet and Safety Data Sheet for safety and detailed application instructions.

*WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to  
Open Glidden Color Coach
Glidden Color Coach