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Old 06-04-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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Painting a textured swirl ceiling


We have a pan ceiling in our dining room. It has never been painted. Could this be painted to bring out the beautiful swirl or should I leave it alone. If so what kind of paint should we use. I was thinking about a egg shell paint.

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We have a pan ceiling in our dining room. It has never been painted. Could this be painted to bring out the beautiful swirl or should I leave it alone. If so what kind of paint should we use. I was thinking about a egg shell paint.
I am no expert but from my experience with "popcorn" celing (swirl would be similar), Waterbased paint will dissolve the texture, to some extent, and will pull small pieces down.
This is further aggrivated by the "suction" associated with latex paint.
I have found that it can be primed with an oil based primer such as Kiltz. Then the finish latex paint can be applied with no problem.
This has worked many times for me and I hope it is helpful

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I retextured my ceilings and used a white satin latex paint. If you want your ceiling to be noticeable, I would suggest it. I am really happy with the way they turned out.
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