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Old 05-10-2012, 10:10 PM   #16
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All in one day? That could be a problem.
Every step needs the proper drying time in order for it not to fail.
The knockdown should dry for 24 hours before any priming.
Was it primed?
What kind of primer?
What kind of paint?
They just came in and took all the popcorn off and then did the knockdown. I don't know what they did to prep it. It wasn't painted for over a week after, so it had plenty of time to dry..

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I had a company come in and do this back in 06. They removed all the popcorn and did the knockdown in one day. Six years later I have lots of cracks and places where it's peeling off. I have vaulted ceilings in the living room and kitchen and that's where it's the worst. The kitchen has an area that's like 6'X6' that I can see is all cracking. I have a 3 bed 2 bath house @ 1260sq and only 2 beds and a bath are still good. The rest needs lots of repairs.. It looked much nicer than that fugly popcorn when it was just finished, not so much now.. Even the pro's don't get it right. Good luck..
That's odd. When the popcorn was removed, did they get all of the popcorn off all the way down to the raw drywall?

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They just came in and took all the popcorn off and then did the knockdown. I don't know what they did to prep it. It wasn't painted for over a week after, so it had plenty of time to dry..
It doesn't sound like it was primed before you painted it. Not priming could be an issue.
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That's odd. When the popcorn was removed, did they get all of the popcorn off all the way down to the raw drywall?


It doesn't sound like it was primed before you painted it. Not priming could be an issue.
In the areas where it's peeled off it looks like it's the raw drywall. I did get to look after they got all the popcorn off and the whole house looked like it was all off to me. As for the primer, I don't know. They came back and painted.. That's all I know. It was painted in a flat white. I didn't want any kind of gloss on the ceiling.
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That's odd. When the popcorn was removed, did they get all of the popcorn off all the way down to the raw drywall?


It doesn't sound like it was primed before you painted it. Not priming could be an issue.
Also, I looked at your website and the job they did looks more like what you call "Skip Trowel" They called that knockdown. It's really a mixture of both.. It looks really nice where it's not screwed up.. What kind of warranty do you give on a job like that??
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Its so confusing some people say prime and paint first and others say after. I found someone to do the texture for me. I just need to get the ceiling ready for the texture. So I just start mudding all the areas I hit the paper and then sand it?
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I am still working on sanding it and patching. On the areas where there is a light layer of popcorn, can I wet it a little to scrape down to the drywall or should I sand it?

My friend said she sprayed her ceilings, left it on overnight and then knocked it down. Everything I read says to knock it down after 15 minutes or so. Which is right?

Do I prime the ceiling before the guy sprays or prime and paint after?

Should I remove the trim around my skylights and remove popcorn from under there or leave it?

I am waiting for someone to take down my ceiling fans so I can prep that area. Ugh this ceiling area is huge.

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