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Old 09-29-2012, 05:41 PM   #16
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I understand your advice to just use two coats of Muresco. Others suggested a different approach. If you think it is wise to use a $40 primer under a $25 paint, fine.

I mentioned buying a $20 primer because I can imagine it being thinner than a paint formulated to cover ceilings and causing as many problems as it solves. My follow-up indicates uncertainty.

Please realize that folks who come here asking do their best to synthasize differnt opinions into workable solutions. No slight is intended.

Am I going nuts? Did I not post multiple times that you do not need ANY primer for this job? Take it or leave it. Spend the $40 on primer, whatever

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Because every once in awhile someone does listen and appreciate the advice. And they do not do something blazingly stupid like put nice, expensive paint over crappy, $2/gallon, poorly adhering primer---when one was not needed in the first place---and then wonder why the paint fails.

Hang in there. Hit some crabs with a hammer. You will feel better.

Now that sounds like a damn good plan
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Ceiling turned out fine. Here's what I did.

Cleaned it with a broom. That got about 90% of the cobwebs and assorted dirt off.
Filled the cracks with a paintable, white caulk.
Used an aluminum pole about 4-ft long with my roller to comfortably reach the ceiling, 3-in brush around the edges.
Two coats of Muresco Ceiling White, no primer, using a 1/2-in nap.

Excellent coverage with the first coat, making it hard to tell where I was with the second coat.

Ceiling was approx. 175 sq ft. One gallon was just enough for two coats.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:03 PM   #19
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Used some of that today myself. My fav ceiling paint. I like to add a spash of water to loosen it up just a bit- and use a 1/2 super fab. Did a flat ceiling today- no texture at all. Came out great.

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