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Leanne1 02-13-2012 01:27 PM

painting new textured drywall ceiling
 
The hubs and I are finishing our basement, and I've taken on the painting responsibilities. Does a new textured ceiling need to be primered before being painted? Any recommendations on a good ceiling paint? I'm partial to Sherwin Williams, but could be swayed if someone has a better alternative. I've got about 1800 square feet of ceiling i'm covering. Thanks in advance for the advice! :)

DrHicks 02-13-2012 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Leanne1 (Post 852557)
The hubs and I are finishing our basement, and I've taken on the painting responsibilities. Does a new textured ceiling need to be primered before being painted? Any recommendations on a good ceiling paint? I'm partial to Sherwin Williams, but could be swayed if someone has a better alternative. I've got about 1800 square feet of ceiling i'm covering. Thanks in advance for the advice! :)

Yes, you need to prime new drywall before painting.

There are lots of perfectly good drywall primers, but go ahead and use SW if you've got a good store nearby.

Mr. Paint 02-13-2012 03:27 PM

When you're faced with a new, unpainted surface, remember: You only have one chance to do it right. SW will recommend a sealer that is compatible with their flattest finish.

Gymschu 02-13-2012 04:23 PM

I agree with Dr. Hicks and Mr. Paint. Priming is ideal before painting, although, I'll admit, I have painted textured ceilings without priming first. Working for some general contractors who were cutting corners makes you do things you don't want to do sometimes. I would recommend Brilliance from SW although I am not as happy with it as I was with Classic 99 ceiling paint. I end up with more of a streaky finish with the Brilliance........it still looks good, just not as good as I would like.

Nailbags 02-13-2012 04:52 PM

Yes you need to prime it! I would use 95-102 pre-cote from Kelly-Moore
it is a great primer for new dry wall. And it cost less then SW.
Aw shoot you no were close to a Kelly-moor paint store Go to SW you will be very happy. And stay a way from PVA primers.

boman47k 02-13-2012 09:37 PM

If this was me, I would just get a good oil based primer/sealer to lock the texture down. If rolling, roll in one direction until covered with a 3/4" roller to avoid having the new texture come off on the roller. Then a good ceiling paint applied in the same fashion. after the prime coat is dry. The texture should be pretty stable after the prime coat with the oil, but I would be careful about any back and forth rolling with the ceiling paint.

I posted a couple of pics in the drywall forum of a couple of ceilings I removed the pop cron from, skimmed, primed and painted. I just use a Glidden ceiling paint I bought at Home Depot for about $23 for 2 gallons. I have some touch up to do on the mud, but the paint looks fine to me at this point. I see no point in spending more money than necessary for ceiling paint and thought I would try this paint.

BraniksPainting 02-14-2012 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Leanne1 (Post 852557)
The hubs and I are finishing our basement, and I've taken on the painting responsibilities. Does a new textured ceiling need to be primered before being painted? Any recommendations on a good ceiling paint? I'm partial to Sherwin Williams, but could be swayed if someone has a better alternative. I've got about 1800 square feet of ceiling i'm covering. Thanks in advance for the advice! :)

I'm with the other guys. Definitely prime the new ceiling before painting. A very inexpensive paint for your ceilings if you are planning on painting them flat white is Sherwin Williams Master Hide Flat. EXCELLENT coverage and very nice results. I use it in every house ceiling I paint.


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