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Old 09-30-2014, 09:22 PM   #1
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Bubbles In Texture


Simple story is we have these bubbles in a troweled texture over plaster. Happens in some areas but not in others. One spot on a wall will he horrible and others look good.

Now the long version.... House froze and got wet last winter. Bottom 4' of most the walls was removed and replaced with either 5/8 or 1/2 drywall. Tops of the walls are all plaster over gypsum. Had months to dry out and there is no insulation on the interior walls to be holding moisture. All plaster was skim coated with no issues. Texture was blue box thinned with 2 qts per box, rolled on and troweled. No issues on any of the drywalled areas. Some spots on the wall will have this all over and then a foot away will look fine. Some spots were rolled and troweled again and am having the same issues.

Seems to be in a LR, 3 BR's and a hall. The bathrooms, kitchen, laundry and stairs are fine.

Same guys did all the work and used the same blue mud on all areas.

House was very humid during the texturing of course and a 110 pint dehu was added with some airflow was added when it was finished.

What is causing this and more importantly how does it get fixed?
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:53 PM   #2
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Re: Bubbles In Texture


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Re: Bubbles In Texture


Maybe the mud was mixed too fast.

They use an egg beater on a drill motor?
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Re: Bubbles In Texture


To much, wrong kind of air entrainment additive at the Mud factory...

Dirty(soapy or other big bubble makers) water added maybe?

skipping a trowel pass or two perhaps? bad trowel edge/ angle of attack?

Get box production #s and call the manufacturer...read the directions

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Haha, sorry... Shoulda looked down a few posts....

Sorry guys...
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That really sucks................Can you leave it?

Is it that noticeable?

Edit......I've seen a lot of textures with bubbles. Maybe don't make a big deal out of it.
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Yeah, very noticeable. It would look horrible to leave it.

One wall in the bedroom looks like my teenage face. Ain't nobody got time fo dat.
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So, do tell. What did you end up doing? Curious minds want to know.
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Will talk to the drywall next week. He's on a job out of town this week. Probably going to have to redo with easy sand... I'll snap some more pictures next week.

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