Tiny Pinholes with original paint showing through after painting.

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Anonymous Staff asked 2 years ago

Hi – I have tiny pinholes showing up on my new paint with the other paint showing through. If this was over a white I would let it go, but I am having a blue paint show through pinholes in Navajo White. How do I correct this?

I originally had a blue wall painted 23 years ago in a flat paint. I did all of the prep work and then painted a coat of Behr Prem Plus in a light blue flat enamel – waited a couple of weeks due to other renovations, and then painted another coat. The color didn’t look well with the rest of the projects going on so I placed Navajo White Behr Prem Plus Ultra 2 coats in one day. I waited over 2 hrs before applying the 2nd coat. I used a big roller, edger, and a brush for the corners. This paint job took place on Saturday. Sunday and Monday I went around on the corners to to touch ups with artistic brushes.

Now on Wednesday I went in to look at the walls and I notice these little pin holes showing up and the other blue underneath. I just need to get rid of this blue, please advise.

Thank you.

2 Answers
MagicDave Staff answered 4 years ago

That's why I keep insisting that folks use a HIGH QUALITY BRAND… like Sherwin Williams Classic-99… now you will need to reprime over all using a Pigmented Shellac Sealer Primer… then top coat with the above mentioned paint… one heavy coat will do it…

crowderpainting Staff answered 4 years ago

The Behr paint didn't flow well on the wall. This is typical of this paint, overly sticky paint. You will need to apply another coat. This time add a little water to the paint to help it flow out on the wall and fill the pin hole spots.

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