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Old 09-09-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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Cursed Pinholes !


has anybody ever found a reliable way to avoid pinholes or bubbles when mudding over painted walls?

I found that if I pretreat the walls with synko precoat I can reduce the number of pinholes alot, but if anyone has a better idea i would love to hear it.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:47 AM   #2
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I'm not a drywall guy, but I do my own patching and a little drywall work on my properties, this might not have any relevance to your situation but I noticed when I mix the "mud" with one of those drill mixers I get those pinholes, I'm guessing air bubbles, I find when I hand mix it I don't get as many.


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whip it up w/ a lil palmolive dish washing liquid

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I've found that a reliable way to avoid the pinholes is to do a skim over the surface, wait 30 secs, pull it off tight and then recoat. The bubbles generally only come up after the first pass. I sweep my first coat out to where my polish coat will end up being so following coats won't be as bad. By the time you get to final coat it goes on nice.

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I've found that a reliable way to avoid the pinholes is to do a skim over the surface, wait 30 secs, pull it off tight and then recoat. The bubbles generally only come up after the first pass. I sweep my first coat out to where my polish coat will end up being so following coats won't be as bad. By the time you get to final coat it goes on nice.

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I found this out by mistake not too long ago but thought I just got lucky. Thanks, I'll have to try that again.
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