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Old 07-12-2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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I am re-painting my home ceilings.....have not been painted in 10 years.

I am using Dutch Boy ceiling paint......my problem is....as I am painting, the old paint ( in some area's) is coming off onto the roller as I apply the new paint.
I have painted many times in my life....never ...ever had this problem.

What am I doing wrong...how do I correct it?



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Old 07-12-2010, 06:47 PM   #2
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Is the ceiling textured at all ? You aren'tdoing anything wrong other than removing any loose paint before you start.


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Old 07-13-2010, 07:06 PM   #3
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you may consider getting one of those really rough bathroom scrubbers, you know those black scrubbies and run it over the ceiling somewhat lightly. it will pull up the loose flake. you then wipe the ceiling down with a wet towel, inspect to make sure you didn't leave any deep scratches and paint.

if the old stuff is coming off you have to deal with it. if you don't there's a good chance even if you go over it paint cracks will develop since the new stuff is stuck to loose old paint
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:04 PM   #4
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Wow, that is a mess. Sorry to hear that. One tip, from a former pro: we never used rollers for ceilings. Sponge rollers only. They never pack with popcorn like wool. good luck
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