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Old 01-22-2011, 11:48 AM   #1
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newly painted ceiling paint cracking-Help!


I recently removed popcorn off of a ceiling in three rooms, than I sanded the ceilings. After that I evened the ceiling surface by applying drywall mud, and than sanded again. After that I painted a latex paint and after two days I did my final coat of paint with Benjamin Moore waterborne ceiling paint. After a day or so the paint began to crack in certain areas only in our dining room ceiling. I should also note that this room had previously endured a water leak in one area and currently there is a water leak above the windows coming from the balcony above.
I am in the process of sanding the spots that have cracked but am worried about this happening again and not sure how I should progress with finishing these spots so my ceiling can be finished. Help!

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Old 01-22-2011, 03:09 PM   #2
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Two things occur to me: the possibility of water damage and use of a primer. The cracking is probably due to some movement of the ceiling caused by changes in moisture level and/or improper priming. Water leaks can be insidious in their ability to hide where they originate from and improper priming may cause all sorts of surface paint problems - let alone a popcorn removal job.

All I can think of as I don't know enough to say "your problem will go away using product ABC". Never happens that way. Investigate the leak before you go any further.

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