Yes, you should have, but that's water under the bridge.
Yes, it is. Drywall primer at this stage is pretty well pointless. It's
intended for application on bare drywall, to provide a substrate for the
No, it's not too late for that. Just make sure you don't use a short-nap
roller cover this time...
Not any more -- unless you used flat paint, it isn't going to adhere very
well. And unless you're *really* good at applying drywall mud, it's going to
look a lot worse than it does now.
I disagree. How long was the nap on the roller cover you used originally?
Probably 1/4" or 3/16", right? Try another coat, using a roller cover with a
3/8" or 1/2" nap instead. That will leave enough texture in the painted
surface that it will probably hide the variations.
On Aug 16, 10:18 am, email@example.com (Doug Miller)
With joints that are so noticeable, I think it's possible he has more
than just a sanding texture and primer issue, like maybe the
joints are not flat with the drywall.
If he wants to experiment, I see no harm in just applying another
coat or two to just the area around one of the jointswith a 3/8 nap
roller as you suggested. Featering the paint out as he moves
away. I think there are 3 possibilities of what will happen:
A - It fixes it and it blends in with the rest of the ceiling
B - It fixes the joint issue, but now the newly painted area
of about a foot or so does not blend in well enough with
the rest of the ceiling, in which case he can just paint
the whole ceiling.
C - It doesn't fix it at all, in which case I'd say there is
wrong with the joints beyond the painting.
If it comes to skim coating the entire ceiling, I'd just bite
the bullet and call in a pro. Won't cost all that much and
I think this is one job where years of experience pay off.
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