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Old 10-19-2011, 07:45 PM   #1
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I was asked to paint the ceiling in a small room... when I looked at the ceiling it appears that the paint is peeling off. A closer look it appears that there is latex over oil (cannot say for sure). Dull thin paint peeling off reviling shiny (semi gloss?) thick paint. I have tried sanding it and more peeled off. Any suggestions on what would best plan of attack here?

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Old 10-19-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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Scrape as much of the top layer off as you can using whatever works the best for you whether it be a 2", 4", or 6 inch blade scraper (putty knife). Sometimes a razor scraper works even better although it can gouge the wallboard/plaster. Sand the glossy surface underneath, clean, then prime with a bonding primer such as Zinsser's 1-2-3. Allow to dry. Then, skim coat with joint compound to bring the ceiling back to "flush." Sand, the compound, remove dust, and prime with drywall primer. Allow to dry and then topcoat with one or two coats of a finish paint of your choice.

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Gym- You should copy that- It's a pretty good answer to about 50% of the q's here!
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Ain't that the truth, Brushjockey...........I think if we all copied our answers we could probably cover about 95% of the questions asked here at DIY!
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And just think, big Joe sits down a writes journals about this stuff

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I use a six inch flexible, thin blade, spackle blade. From scraping ceiling/walls, it has a razor edge and gets nicely under the failed layer and doesn't gouge.
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