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Old 11-11-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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Skylight painting/texturing

The texture in our bathroom skylight is flaking off due to condensation collecting at the high point. Looks like the texture was just sprayed on at the same time as the ceilings were done, then painted over.

With plans of priming and painting it smooth, started scraping it away. Underneath, getting some spots where the paper is ripping/showing etc.

So now I'm thinking about re-stippling it with some Lepage Poly Stipple:

Couple things:

1) Has anyone used this stuff before? Don't really care if it matches the existing stippling perfectly, as long as it's textured a bit and covers up the imperfections left by my scraping.

2) What steps do I use so it doesn't start falling off again? Prime, stipple, prime and paint? Or stipple, prime, paint?



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Old 11-11-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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You want to secure the surface with a primer like Guardz. This will seal up the mess. Next do your stippling. Then prime with a drywall primer and topcoat. Never heard of the LePage stipple, I just use thinned down joint compound to match as closely as possible what's already on there.


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Old 11-11-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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I would use what I call hot mud for that repair. It has more body and stronger then regular joint compound.
Would be good for the torn paper and soft drywall.
Just pour it into your mud pan and add water and mix it up to the consistency you want.
Actually a trick is to mix it a little sloppy, then let it sit for a min and will stiffen up.
If you mix it exactly how you want it, after a min will be stiffer then what you want.
They have 20 min, 45 min, 90 min.
20 min after mixing it for 5 min, you get about 3 min working time to get it on the wall.
I prefer 45 for good working time, after about an hour will be firm enough for second coat, can get 3 coats on in one day. Ready for paint the next day.
Is perfect for small jobs like yours, with the added benefit of more strength.
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