Asked on Sep 8, 2019

Why did my nightstand paint bubble after I used 60 grit sandpaper?

Jessica Welling InteriorsLinda SikutAnn|The  Apple Street Cottage


It developed bubbles in two spots why is this

4 answers
  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on Sep 8, 2019

    Not to sure what you are talking about. Anymore info.

  • If you're talking about 60 grit sandpaper, that's pretty rough. You need to go up in the number on the grit for a smooth finish. 220 or 240 is usually considered finish-grade for wood.

  • Linda Sikut
    on Sep 8, 2019

    Hi Richard,

    I agree with Ann. If your 60 to 1 is 60 grit sandpaper, that is going to be very rough and probably air will be trapped under the paint. I also use 240 (more or less) for the final sanding on my wood projects. You also didn't state if you used primer. If you want it to look right, you should remove the paint, do a finish sanding using the higher grit sandpaper, then prime and paint. Primer will help the paint stick to the nightstand. Wishing you the best.

  • Jessica Welling Interiors
    on Sep 8, 2019

    Did you do multiple coats of paint in one day? It's possible that some moisture was trapped in the lower layers of paint. This can cause bubbling.

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