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Old 02-03-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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hey folks,
ive got a large living room with a 60m2 ceiling.
as its a dominant part of the room and its not in the best of states im looking to overhaul it.
now it has about 8 of them gold large spotlights that heat up and burn bulbs so they need removed and the holes filled, also when you look at it its pretty smooth but you can see all the plasterboard joints as darker lines.. doesnt look good.
is it possible to just have it repainted to hide these marks or would i need to go down the skim route then paint?

i will take a pic in the morning to try and capture the board marks.

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Old 02-03-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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ok ill ask ..............whats a 60m2 ceiling???

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Old 02-03-2011, 12:23 PM   #3
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60 meters squared
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:31 PM   #4
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god damn !!!!! ................so your living room ceiling is 3600 square meters ??? no wonder you have lines lol.........i think you need to check your math

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I may be wrong, but I think it's 650 square feet that he's talking about.
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my friend, its 6 meters x 10meters = area 60m2 not 60m by 60m which would be 3600m2

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So it is about 650 sq. ft?
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60 square meters.. i typed in wrong way round..
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yes Mike 645.8 square feet
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I think there will be others with more expertise than me responding to your questions. Please pardon some of us for not understanding your way of expressing yourself.
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I think there will be others with more expertise than me responding to your questions. Please pardon some of us for not understanding your way of expressing yourself.
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DAMN throw me right under the bus quick ............. hey 60m2 is 3,600 meters, im not here to guess at what people mean
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no problem mike, i should have been moe clearer.
appreciate your help in clearing it up.

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ok with a ceiling that size im gonna guess either a bad tape job or bad paint job....... bad paint job will be cheaper and easier to fix, bad tape job? well not so cheap and easy..............ill wait for the pics before i say anything else
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Look to see if the lines are actually a poor mud job or if they are just from the ceiling joists. Ceiling joists will eventaully darken the drwall as they are colder and tend to grab dust more than the rest of the drywall. You will probably see dark areas where the screws are as well.

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