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Old 03-16-2008, 10:49 PM   #1
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Ceiling need a new makeover


Hi everyone!

I live in a 53 year old home with a horrible looking ceiling. What must i do before giving it a fresh paint job?
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:58 PM   #2
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It needs a skim coat to even out the texture. This is tricky to do on a ceiling if you've never done it before. I'd consider calling a painter and asking if they could fit you in around other jobs to do this one small one. Or, try a handyman.

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HA HA ! I just went to great painstakeing lengths to get rid of accustic ceilings in my 1980 home and to texture just like what you have ! thats funny I guess no matter what you have you allways want something else !
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HA HA ! I just went to great painstakeing lengths to get rid of accustic ceilings in my 1980 home and to texture just like what you have ! thats funny I guess no matter what you have you allways want something else !

I like this texture as well, how did you go about achieving this look? I am looking to do this on my basement walls when I redo them.
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I used hot mix drywall mud - cuz i use it everyday and hand trowelled it on with a pool trowel and its very forgiving and dont shrink like reg mud and you can smooth it out like glass with a little water after it drys and you can make it as smooth or rough as you want. I have even trowelled it over accustic that may or may not have been asbestous ! didnt want to know ! ha ha and comes out great ! its alot of mixing and hard work but dragging out a drop cloth and ladder you can work on it a little at a time
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I have even trowelled it over accustic that may or may not have been asbestous ! didnt want to know ! ha ha and comes out great ! its alot of mixing and hard work but dragging out a drop cloth and ladder you can work on it a little at a time.
Been there done that.
I recently skim coated a large ceiling that had vermiculite acustic texture . 2 coats(90 min. mud) opposite directions and 1 touch up coat(all purpose) then srayed w/ Knockdown.








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