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Old 08-30-2010, 12:23 PM   #1
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Covering Paint Splatter on California Ceiling


The previous owners of our home were terribly sloppy painters. I have been able to address this in nearly every room of our house thus far, however we now wish to repaint our master bedroom but there are numerous "paint marks" on the California textured ceiling. The ceiling is white plaster that was never primed and painted, so the wayward paint (brown and blue) has soaked into the plaster. What is the easiest way to rectify this? It is a large cathedral ceiling so painting the entire thing would be very difficult. Could I potentially use flat white spray paint to cover the 6-8" closest to the wall and cover up the errors?

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Old 08-31-2010, 04:03 AM   #2
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"""""The ceiling is white plaster that was never primed and painted, so the wayward paint (brown and blue) has soaked into the plaster.""""""""""

I am not sure what your saying here?



"""""Could I potentially use flat white spray paint to cover the 6-8" closest to the wall and cover up the errors? """"""""""""""


Are the walls painted?
I understand you have a knock down ceiling.

Maybe post a picture as so this post might be better understood?

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Old 08-31-2010, 06:23 AM   #3
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using a 4" whizz roller with a fairly deep pile nap will work fine as long as you have the original paint used for the ceiling. There are a zillion whites, and using a brush will cause drips.
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There is no way around it. You will have to paint the whole ceiling because whatever touch up you do you will defiantly see them sticking out like a sore thumb even if you have the original paint that was used for the ceiling you will still see the touch up marks.
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Not if it's dead flat and it's not too old.
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There are so many shades of white that even dead flat would show as the pigments used in that paint would be either deeper or lighter. As per being “not to old” well the paint can be on the wall for a week and when you reapply a touch up of the same exact paint used you will still see the difference in shade.
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Give the touch-up a try. Ya never know. I have had mixed results with touchups. If it doesn't work then paint the whole ceiling. You would probably want to hit the brown and blue spots twice anyways.
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A touch up to a bedroom ceiling isn't something that needs to be absolutely perfect. If the touch up effectively hides the roller marks and you are satisfied with the improvement, then you're done.

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