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Old 10-12-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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Been checking out the site for awhile. Started to do some relatively cheap upgrades to our new house. I removed popcorn from the back half of the house and got it looking pretty good. Primed the walls and ceilings with Bullseye (not 1-2-3).

Everything looks good as far as the primer goes but I need some help with choosing paint for the ceiling. After reading and searching Im thinking about going with a the Promar 200-400, since its just in the office and play room no need for anything too fancy. Any special color used for ceilings? So many whites.

Second question I have for you guys is the cutting in? Obviously I'm pretty slow and concerned with the cut in portion looking different than the rolled ceiling. Cut in first, then roll? A wall at a time? Does it even matter?

Thanks in advance, Im sure more questions will come along.




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Cut first, roll second, one wall at a time unless you are using a true flat, then you can cut the whole room in. SW Brilliance is their new ceiling paint and it is pretty nice.

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Ceilings do not have to be white and to me they often look like box tops that are almost irrelevant to the room. Ceilings are painted white because we still think we are installing gas lamps with one fixture in the middle of the ceiling, where most of us need the light least. The white reflects the light.
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I agree but in this particular room white is our choice. We do have plans for other ceiling colors in other rooms. I got some SW Brilliance tonight. I'll give it a go tomorrow.
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I agree but in this particular room white is our choice. We do have plans for other ceiling colors in other rooms. I got some SW Brilliance tonight. I'll give it a go tomorrow.
You will need 2 coats, even over a good primer
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2 coats and the ceiling looks about as good as its gonna get. It ain't no level 5 but it will do for the back rooms. I used SW Brilliance. First coat I asked a little bit to much out of my roller. 2nd coat covered up good and brought out a nice bright white.

Now the yellow we picked needs to be toned down a bit. eeek
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2 coats and the ceiling looks about as good as its gonna get. It ain't no level 5 but it will do for the back rooms. I used SW Brilliance. First coat I asked a little bit to much out of my roller. 2nd coat covered up good and brought out a nice bright white.

Now the yellow we picked needs to be toned down a bit. eeek
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