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Old 03-01-2014, 01:11 PM   #1
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Hi all.

Getting ready to start the paint portion of the project.

Could you please offer any advice on technique?

The ceiling is approx. 25'X27'.

New drywall and mud and tape. 1st coat of mud done. 2 more to follow.

I plan on priming with pittsburgh paint. Seal grip I think it's called and then I will use ppg ceiling paint blue can. (They didnt have gold can??) Quality 1/2 nap roller as well.

Anyway, I hope the product choice will help me in the application.

My concern now is keeping that wet edge over that huge area.

Thanks for your help.







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Old 03-01-2014, 05:38 PM   #2
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That's gonna be one tough ceiling Garlicbreath! Get the best DEAD flat ceiling paint you can find. PPG makes great ceiling paint IMO. You will have to hustle to always keep a wet edge. I would use a 1/2" quality roller cover, either Purdy or Wooster. Load that sucker up with paint for each pass. It should be ALMOST dripping wet with paint after dipping it in your roller tray. Roll in 2 to 3 ft increments. Don't take breaks as you will end up with holidays and lap marks. A dead flat is pretty forgiving and you won't see roller marks unless you press and push the roller through the paint. Let the roller do the work. Reload often. Thats the best advice I have.
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what gym said and if you can get a 1/2 in microfiber cover all the better and definitely get the gold can, the blue is ok, the gold is better
also, roll the first finish coat. across the ceiling and the second coat long ways
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+1 on above.I would roll two coats of primer.One each direction.
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Really 2 coats of primer would serve no purpose. One coat of primer is all that is needed.
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Appreciate all the comments. I am looking forward to painting. I hope I can start in one week.

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I always apply 2 coats of primer on fresh drywall.The primer covers the fresh board and the mud differently.It make for a better looking topcoat.
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Hi all.

Getting ready to start the paint portion of the project.

Could you please offer any advice on technique?

The ceiling is approx. 25'X27'.

New drywall and mud and tape. 1st coat of mud done. 2 more to follow.

I plan on priming with pittsburgh paint. Seal grip I think it's called and then I will use ppg ceiling paint blue can. (They didnt have gold can??) Quality 1/2 nap roller as well.

Anyway, I hope the product choice will help me in the application.

My concern now is keeping that wet edge over that huge area.

Thanks for your help.







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I find that using a primer that really seals well helps on a large ceiling like that. Regular drywall primers do equalize the porosity of the boards, but they still are quite porous to paint over. In other words they absorb some of the finish paint as your painting over them, causing the paint to dry quickly.
Primers like Zinsser 123, Gardz, and Bin, actually seal the surface much better giving you a longer working time with the finish paint.

That only true for the first finish coat though. Once you put a coat of flat on, you have a porous surface again and the second coat will soak in and dry faster than the first.

That is going to be a tough one to paint, all that critical light from the windows is not going to be forgiving at all. If possible i would use a 14 or 18 inch roller.
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Painting a ceiling like that is also unforgiving to your NECK!!!
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i would find a buddy to help you. roll together with the other guy rolling into where you stopped. i'd also put floetrol into the paint to help with leveling and avoiding lines.
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OK I'll be the bad guy, the room looks empty why not spray? Mask the walls with 9' plastic put extension on gun walk from one side to the other turn walk back. use a 512ff tip 10'fan, little overspray, wet edge all the way.
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That's the way to go.I am pretty good at painting but if I can't spray it I hate it.
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I'm intrigued about spraying. My local rental place got one of these. http://www.rentaltimeonline.com/Pain...r%20pg%202.htm

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89 bucks a day plus tax. Im going to need it for three days minimum. Maybe Ill buy one instead. Used? Then sell when done.

That leads me to my next question. What to buy? I have a compressor if that makes a difference.

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