The builder of my 40yo house put the backside of the sheetrock facing down
from our ceiling. My wife put a 3rd layer of paint on and the paint started
chipping. I've scraped about 1/2 the ceiling, trying to remove the old paint
and have torn the stuff out of the paperbacking. Short of hanging an entire
new ceiling of sheetrock does anyone have any ideas what I should do?
startednchipping. I've scraped about 1/2 the ceiling, trying to remove the old
paintsand have torn the stuff out of the paperbacking. Short of hanging an
entireanew ceiling of sheetrock does anyone have any ideas what I should do?
After you get the peeling stuff off you can cover a multitude of ceiling
sins with "texture paint" applied with a roller.
If you think you'd like the rough look of a "textured ceiling", you
might give that approach some consideration.
DON'T try to peal more paper off. Skim coat is best to cover this rather
than textured paint. Cover the floors with tarps. Get a big bucket or
wheelbarrow and fill it with drywall mud. Water it down some and mix well.
Use a paint roller to roll on a layer of the watered down drywall mud.
Finish to your taste. This is a good base for stomp finish, which is
popular right now.
40 years old. I wonder what the product really was and what kind of
finishes have been put on it since then and if there may have been
environmental conditions that have caused problems. I would guess you will
need to consider a variety of possible situations.
Get some bids on replacement. You probably will be surprised at how
reasonable the cost is. Ceilings are best left to the pros who have
the lifts and other special tricks. A nicely primed and painted new
ceilng will brighten up the whole room, and perhaps your paintin' mate
will enjoy doing it on something worth while. You could then consider
some classy new crown molding for a luxury touch, which then would
have you springing for a new miter saw and... you get the picture.
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