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Old 10-10-2007, 03:23 AM   #1
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Help me with the ceiling! PLEASE!

Hi there! I'm a DIY amateur and came for some help!

We have found deep cracks in the ceiling (which are a good 70 years old from what we can gather), so I mixed up some filler and away I went.

Anyway, my husband is mad because he says I have filled them too deeply and that it will show through the paint.

I was planning to do a good sand, then textured paint. What can I do to fix my over-enthusiastic filliing? What should I have done?

Is there any hope? Argh!!

Thanks in advance


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Old 10-10-2007, 07:20 AM   #2
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apply a good coat of primer over all of ceiling, and you should be OK. This will give your finish coat a uniform substrate.
Tell hubby proper plaster crack repair is deep and beveled \-/ small opening at surface of ceiling. Don't rub his nose in this as you need him to help prime and paint.

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Old 10-10-2007, 08:03 PM   #3
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You always should primer repairs before painting
Depending on the repairs, a full prime might be in order
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