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Old 11-16-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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Ceiling paint peeling when tape removed


I painted my celing about 2 months ago. Yesterday I taped off the ceiling and painted my walls today. When i removed the tape from the ceiling, the ceiling paint peeled off under the tape. How do I fix this mess?

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What was the paint on the ceiling? had it been previously painted &/or primed? Common problem with no prime or paint with little adhesion.
How much got pulled off? if just a little and the ceiling was a flat- might just be able to paint it over and be good enough. Otherwise will take some taping compound, sand, prime, and repaint.
Also recommend trying to learn how to brush rather than use tape so much. This is just one reason why.

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The original celing paint was oil based. I was advised that a latex paint with primer in it would be fine to use. Obviously that advice was given to me by someone who should not be working in the paint section!
I am removing the latex paint (it's peeling off in large pieces) and I will repaint.
Some bad advice has cost me time & frustration but I will chalk it up to a lesson learned.
What type of primer should I apply before I repaint with a late ceiling paint?
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im curious, was the paint and primer behr or valspar?
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im curious, was the paint and primer behr or valspar?
Does it matter, neither one would have worked in this case.

To the OP, you need to get the latex off, prime with a quality bonding primer, then paint. This would entail a trip to a real paint store where you will get better advise.
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