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Old 01-30-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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Hello Everybody,

First time post and hopefully I can get some help. Let me start off with the back story.

First time home buyer and was in my attic trying to find something. Unfortunately I stepped through my ceiling and I had to get it repaired. I hired a drywall contractor and he came out and patched the ceiling fine. When I attempted to put the same paint on it was flashing. I checked a few forums and they said I should have primed first. Thankfully the contractor was a nice guy and came back and saw the issue. He redid the patch and textured (orange peel) and I primed the ceiling after a day. I painted it again but the same issue happened! I put several coats and used a wool thick roller to the point that it looked terrible. I called a few people up and they stated the issue is with the product the contractor is using is not meant for ceilings and is flashing because of that. SO I hired a different contractor and he redid the area and sprayed the paint on for me. 3 days later is not flashing but you can see where it is still. The texture is off and the paint doesn't look like it covers the non textured areas (if that makes sense) Since he only sprayed the paint once should I attempt to put another coat? Should I sand it down a little bit? Would like any type of advice.
Before getting it redone

After getting it redone.


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Old 01-30-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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This is the usual remedy---prime---one coat---then roll two coats of finish paint over the patched area to reestablish the 'orange peal'--then repaint the entire ceiling---one or two coats depending on the paint and coverage---

If the original work has anything odd--very heavy orange peal or some texturing---you will need to duplicate that after you prime.

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Thanks for the response. Now he already sprayed a coat of finishing paint on and its been dry for over a week. Can I still prime over it and then paint over it again or should I just use an extra coat of paint?
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Go right to the paint--primers job is to seal the paper---that is done now----hardest part is building up the texture on the new work to look acceptably close to the existing----
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Go right to the paint--primers job is to seal the paper---that is done now----hardest part is building up the texture on the new work to look acceptably close to the existing----
Sounds good. Any recommended Nap I should use? Really appreciate your help
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Depending on the size of the texture 1/2" or 3/4" should be fine.
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1/2" is the most common and is likely the size used in the past on that ceiling
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Depending on the size of the texture 1/2" or 3/4" should be fine.
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Really quick. There is some over spray when the texture was done of the wall. Should I lightly sand that down to help it blend or should I attempt to paint over it and see how it does?
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If the over sprayed texture hasn't been painted try a damp cloth. Just don't use much pressure.
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Alrighty. I painted 2 coats but still getting some spots that the light is hitting it pretty hard. Any suggestions?
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what paint are you painting with?
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what paint are you painting with?
I'm using sherwin Williams masa flat. Same paint that was used when my house was built
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need better light in the photo
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I'm using sherwin Williams masa flat. Same paint that was used when my house was built

never heard of it

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