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Old 03-12-2009, 06:39 AM   #1
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What is the best way to paint a textured Ceiling?


Hi everyone.

What is the best way to paint a textured Ceiling? Meaning what type of Paint/Roller should I use? Do I need to prime first?

Here is an example of the textured ceiling I have:



(I had to seal up some louvres with spray foam insulation, then patch it up with drywall)

So I guess I may as well ask also, based on that image, is there a way I can fix that patch to match the rest of the ceiling? Its not a major problem if I can't, but would be nice . What type of material would I need?

Thanks in advance to any suggestions

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I would scrape that patch down level with the ceiling. Then apply joint compound and swirl with a whiskbroom. As far as painting ceiling just use a 1/2 nap roller cover made for latex paint.

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scraping this will pull it from the patch. Use a drywall rasp and patch with paper tape first. Final coat can be applied a little wet and thicker so you can texture lightly with a wisk broom as suggested.
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I would scrape that down as well. Looks like it will stick out quite a bit after painting. Ater you scrape the surface of it off, that spot will drink the paint, so if you can, get a can of spray Bin and spray it a couple times before you paint.
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Thanks for the suggestions on sealing up those louvres....I'll try what is suggested. Thanks again.


So is there a ceiling paint brand out there that will make this job easier ?
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Cool, I think that's the one many people on here have been recommending, based on the threads I've been reading on here so I think I'll be going with this one... Thanks again...
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I love the stuff. Splatter resistant, goes on really nice and covers surprisingly well. I always think that there is no way it will cover some ceilings and I Rarely have to give a ceiling a second coat. Very Rarely. Also, it comes in 2 gallon versions if you think you might use more in the near future it will save you some money.
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I love the stuff. Splatter resistant, goes on really nice and covers surprisingly well. I always think that there is no way it will cover some ceilings and I Rarely have to give a ceiling a second coat. Very Rarely. Also, it comes in 2 gallon versions if you think you might use more in the near future it will save you some money.
Awesome! yea, I'm planning on painting all the ceilings eventually, so getting it in 2 Gallons is well worth it...
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