I sprayed the vaulted ceilings in two rooms, approximate square footage,
1,000 sf with a Graco XR7, and it worked so slick I couldn't believe it.
Masking the walls and cleanup took longer than painting. And everything was
out of the rooms. That made a huge difference. I wouldn't use anything but
an airless, and I don't consider the Wagner POS to be an airless sprayer.
replying to Dorot29701, JE (ELAINE) Lawless wrote:
Sounds like an excellent plan, Dorothy. I wouldn't attempt a vaulted ceiling
any application - you will be delighted to write the check. Money well spent.
Just make sure he gives you what YOU want, not HIS idea of what's best for you.
replying to Dorot29701, JE (Elaine) Lawless wrote:
I personally hate the cheap flat ceiling paint - I could always see the laps &
that's the ugliest. One thick coat of good latex semi-gloss and the second coat
goes pretty fast. Method of application isn't as important as the quality of
paint. Try it next time.
Yes, use at least a med thick nap on a roller and roll ONCE forward NOT back &
Forth as this causes popcorn to get even wetter and begin to stick to the
roller. Clean off the roller as needed. Latex/acrylic paint should never be
thinned. Use a quality semi-gloss if you are serious about doing this job
yourself. It should last for years and the good paint won't allow it to ever
drop off again.
As for spray painting - have a pro do that, but still use the semi-gloss paint.
Keep in mind that once you paint a popcorn ceiling, it becomes a lot,
lot harder to remove later on. An unpainted popcorn ceiling can be
removed by just spraying it with water and scraping it off, one small
area at a time. Best home improvement I ever made.
replying to larrymoencurly , JE (Elaine) Lawless wrote:
WHY would you remove a popcorn ceiling unless it's ruined and there's no choice.
Perhaps the fad of flat ceilings is most important to you.
Unpainted popcorn looks totally unfinished and impossible to clean in any manner.
To each his own
In my case, it didn't fit the style of the house. A split-fieldstone
house with a cove ceiling in the living room. Overall the house
looks a bit like an old English cottage.
Then some jackhole sprayed popcorn on the living room ceiling and
added glitter as a final "f--k you".
You bet. Our agent was under orders to not bother showing us any
house with excessive wall paper (more than one room) or anything that
even looked like popcorn. Not going to happen - don't waste my time.
Glad you mentioned acoustics, Greg. Especially in a kitchen you don't normally
have carpet or drapes to soften the noise...popcorn ceilings do help a bit.
Foam wall treatments (that's different) and bass traps ... now you've either
lost me or you're trying to be funny, hard to tell.
Yeah, acoustics are important, more important than the ability to clean
a ceiling in the room you cook in and collect the splatter of grease.
That was the first room we scraped that crap from before it got
On Thu, 22 Aug 2013 23:47:16 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
Calcimine hasn't been used for nearly 100 years. Used to run into
that in old houses. Paint wouldn't stick to it for long, and would
sag and crack off. Any paint. Probably what you're talking about
wasn't around when I was painting. I wouldn't trust it anyway.
Calcimine is pure trouble. You're painting chalk.
Two main solutions. Scrape off all paint put over it and scrub it off
with TSP. Doable but a REAL PITA.
Best solution. Cover it with 1/4" drywall.
I'm sure oil based pain would work, it's the seemingly forever-smell that I
Unless there has been some really bad damage to a ceiling - or a definite need
it, paint works great & who wants to fight the popcorn falling if you don't
have to after
one good paint job!
replying to JimmyDahGeek@DON'T_SPAM_ME_gma, JE (Elaine) Lawless wrote:
really ugly. ALWAYS use flat and if you can work a roller you won't see the
roller marks. OR remove the popcorn.
Ugly was the flat dead look of flat latex.
With age it got dingy looking even more so. Unacceptable !
Some must go with the current 'fad' - some could care less.
With Semi-gloss it can be cleaned.
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