||03-11-2013 07:22 PM
Originally Posted by mzaslavsky
Wall drywall has just minor cracks, however, ceiling drywall in one room has about 8" hole from old light fixture. Ceiling drywall is popcorn style, so the patched hole has to be popcorned then. What do you think, do I need anything else except what I listed below? Or perhaps I don't need something from there? I just want to avoid multiple visits of hardware store and don't waste money... If you have any recommendations regarding particular brand, that would be great...
To fix the walls: joint compound plus putty knife.
To fix the ceiling drywall: do I really need piece of drywall or just apply plastic mesh patch (and spackling compound) would work?
To paint the walls and ceiling: paint (1 gallon per 350 sqft), one cover of putty for walls (do I need it actually after joint compound?), primer (once coat before putty, one coat after that before paint), 9'' roller + extension pole + roller pad + roller cover(s), paint edger (how many?), paint stir sticks (how many?), painter's tape, putty knifes (how many and what size?)
Regarding the paint, I'm thinking of Benjamin Moore Regal Select. It contains primer as well, am I right? Also, would super white color work for popcorn ceilings? Any experience?
Any recommendations regarding roller covers? How many do I need for, say, 580 sqft of ceiling (same color) and 350 + 300 + 450 sqft walls (all three different colors). I read that 3/8'' nap would work almost everywhere. Do I need particular material for ceiling/walls? Say, sheepwool, mohair, etc? Does it really worth to spend money on them? Are all rollers actualy easy to clean and reusable?
OK I'll start and try to keep it general since we don't know what your looking at
Let's start with the ceiling I would remove the rest of the popcorn then patch the ceiling. By the time you scrap around the repair and patch the hole you may need an air compressor, and a hopper with gun and proper size nozzle.
to retexture the popcorn. These items can be rented. Plastic mesh and spackle will not work. You need a piece of drywall and joint compound.
To fix the walls forget putty knife think at least 6" drywall knife.
No you don't need putty. Primer you only need 1 coat. Forget roller pads, and edger and get a good 2" angle brush (2" because it's a little easier to handle)
paint stir sticks how many 1 or 2. OK you ask about what size putty knifes I think you mean drywall knifes. From what it sounds like you are patching I would guess 2 a 6" and an 8" since you are not hanging.
No paint has enough primer in it to be effective this is an advertising gimmick, but since it says it there may be a small amount.
Is super white the color or do you mean a glossy finish. You want the ceiling paint to be flat. If not every little imperfection will stand out like a sore thumb. Your repair will look like a mountain.
OK rollers, no all rollers are not created equal, but yes a good quality roller cover can be cleaned many times. And a 1/2" nap will serve you better.
Now having said all that let me open up a whole can of worms. Has your ceiling been painted before If not with popcorn it will have to be sprayed either with a paint sprayer or with a product called Gardz. Check and we can get into that later. hope this gives you something to think about. Good luck