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Old 05-29-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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I have a ceiling area in my dining room that has some strange bumps - see photos below. These are randomly spaced in an area about 3 feet wide - not even like nail head pop and the area up stairs above the ceiling shouldn't have water. There are no water stains on the drywall.

The house has been vacant at times with the A/C off - so it has been exposed to heat at times. However, these same bumps do not appear to be located in other parts of the house. The house was built in 1987 and was freshly painted in 2005.




Any ideas what might cause these?

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Looks to me like bubbles in the paint, otherwise just appears to be a bad job in applying the stippling texture to the ceiling. Probably has been there for some time.

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There were not bubbles when first applied - seems to have developed over time. Also, there was no on purpose texturing - I think he used a spray painter and all of the rest of the house appears fine and this same guy has done other ceilings for me with nothing like this developing.
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There were not bubbles when first applied - seems to have developed over time. Also, there was no on purpose texturing - I think he used a spray painter and all of the rest of the house appears fine and this same guy has done other ceilings for me with nothing like this developing.
Did you ask him?
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