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Old 07-06-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
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Using ceiling paint as a dry-wall sealer?


Is ceiling paint the same as dry-wall sealer? Someone told you could use any acrylic paint watered down as dry-wall sealer. But I figured ceiling paint with it's porous finish would provide better grab for the topcoat.

Will it peel off?

I have ceiling paint, don't want to buy something else if I don't need to!

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]Is ceiling paint the same as dry-wall sealer[/COLOR]? Someone told you could use any acrylic paint watered down as dry-wall sealer. But I figured ceiling paint with it's porous finish would provide better grab for the topcoat.

Will it peel off?

I have ceiling paint, don't want to buy something else if I don't need to!


NO

Bad advise

Wrong again

Maybe

Go out and get a proper primer and do it the right way. Why take the chance to screw it up. How much will that then cost you to rectify?

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I found out that ceiling white and broadwall sealer are very similar. Ceiling white usually has more base pigment than sealer, but then sealers that cover as well as seal (which most people seem to think equates to a better seal) are pretty much what a super flat white ceiling paint is.

Paint companies are keen to sell you a different product for every stage of a job. I watered down some ceiling white and gave it two coats. A light sand and two top coats. Perfect.

Compared to Consumer ranges - those same companies have a very limited trade range - ie thats all you need.
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What was the reason for the first post?
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Q. 1. Will ceiling paint peel off dry wall?
Q. 2. What is the difference in composition between ceiling paint and dry wall sealer?
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Ceiling and sealing are too way different things.
One you look up at, dont touch, dont have dogs and kids brushing against. So a paint for it can be very flat and very porous.
A primer that seals the walls actually seals the walls. It makes them not porous so the top coat doesn't get the life sucked out of it by the drywall and the wall has even porosity.
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You seem intent on doing what you want and arguing with sound advice from some of us who have been at this professionally for a long time. Sealers, primers and paints are not the same thing. But go ahead and play your trump card and hope for the best. Oops. You already did so your question is rather irrelevant at this point?

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In my case, sealing dry wall with ceiling white was the way to go. It worked fine. And didn't cost me any more money.
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You COULD use brown water from your toilet to prime with, as to whether or not it's a good idea is debatable.

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