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Old 12-09-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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How do you get rid of paint on a popcorn ceiling?


The previous owner left paint on the popcorn ceiling. How do you get rid of that?
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How do you get rid of paint on a popcorn ceiling?


You repaint the popcorn ceiling or remove it, patch it, prime it, and repaint it. Anything that will remove the paint would remove or damage the popcorn texture as well.

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Just find a shade of flat white paint that closely mimics the color of the popcorn ceiling and touch it up. You won't get a perfect match, but it will look a whole lot better.
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Going to need to prime it before painting.
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If you have EVER considered removing the outdated popcorn now is the time. Another layer of paint will make it much harder to do. And believe me with it already painted it will hard enough now.
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This is a handy product for touching up ceilings.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000RMT82M

You can either mask off the wall with tape and paper, or just hold a piece of cardboard on the wall flush with the ceiling to shield it, and hit it with the spray can a couple times. A regular spray can of Zinsser or Kilz will work too, this one is just easier because it sprays straight up.
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Sorry I misread the OP thought they wanted to paint the entire ceiling, the pic didn't come up.
I have used that product quite a few times and it worked really well. However as dark as that looks might need a little primer first. Being popcorn I would also get that in a rattle can. By the way my local box stores carry the Cover up. One good feature of it is it will pretty well match an older popcorn that has been up for a while.
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no need to get crazy just touch it up try to find the same paint and brush it .don't make a mountain out of a mole hill .if its needs another coat ,well then do it
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no need to get crazy just touch it up try to find the same paint and brush it .don't make a mountain out of a mole hill .if its needs another coat ,well then do it
Sure just find the same paint and make sure it has aged the same as what is on the ceiling and if there doesn't happen to be an old can of it laying around might be fun to match unless you like a big white spot on the ceiling. I really don't think 2 rattle cans from the box store is making a mountain out of a mole hill.
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I can vouch for the Covers UP product that Jmayspaint recommends. I've used it more than once myself and it works great.
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Agree with the rest of answers, just paint over it with a quality ceiling paint.
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Quality paint is the solution.
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Quality paint is the solution.
No it's not, unless you want to paint the whole ceiling. To put new quality paint on that spot will stick out like a sore thumb, and will never match. It will be so glaring white along side the old paint. The cover up is made to patch ceilings like this without having to paint the entire thing.

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