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Old 03-01-2013, 09:51 AM   #16
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I either use Gardz or oil based to seal then paint, from exp. I don't take the chance of water based. I guess I should also say I try to spray the Gardz or oil. The gardz whice is best can even be sprayed with a pump up sprayer.
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^^ Just saw that toolseeker replied while I was writing this saying almost exactly the same thing but here is my opinion anyway...

I would just use Gardz and then any kind of paint on top of that. Almost 0% chance of failure, fairly minimal additional cost or work. You could even spray it out of a garden sprayer if you wanted to get really adventureous. It says you can in the product documentation, although I have never tried. Unless you can confirm that the ceiling has already been painted once with no ill-effects, I don't see any reason to take the chance with using water-based right away.

Even better - scrape it off, skim coat, and get a flat ceiling! Tons of extra work but no more horrid popcorn.
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You don't seem to understand what I'm saying. I agree with you. You're asking is it worth the chance to roll latex on your ceiling? The problem is most homeowners don't realize there is any risk because they're not informed and certainly don't watch this forum. So they just do it with latex paint. When it works, they don't think any more about it. When it doesn't, they call you. I'm not claiming it's worth the risk, I'm simply claiming that painting the ceiling with oil is rare.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:05 PM   #20
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I agree with Brush I have always used latex on popcorn ceilings and it usually holds tight.It's sometimes does pull loose but definitely not always.It's not the norm.I also have had to stain kill ceilings with oil base on occasion and have had them come off in spots too.If it's gonna pull loose anything will pull it off.If the ceilings been painted before it is definitely easier to paint because it's sealed and doesn't soak paint up so much.Stay out of it while it's wet and you should be fine.


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