I have the typical sprayed ceiling. It needs to be painted (never has been
painted) and I wanted to know if it has to be an oil paint? I heard that
latex will pull the texture down. Your opinions wanted!
On Fri, 06 May 2005 01:29:10 GMT, email@example.com wrote:
I tried it once with latex. Never again as it did cause peeling.
Since then I have used oil-based paint (if painting for the first
time) that says it is for textured ceilings. No problems other than
the usual clean-up problems with oil-based paint.
The ceilings are not peeling down because of the paint, they are peeling
down because they are older and breaking down, loosing thier adhesion to the
ceiling. We spray them with latex paint all the time. I have only had two
ceilings peel in almost 20 years. The second one was this past week.
OK heres my HD idiot story......
I was a service rep for a staple gun manufacturer servicing HD stores. I was
cleaning up our display when the employee in the tool corral brought a
customer to me with one of our staple guns in his hands. The employee states
that the gun is jammed. I said just give him a new one and I'll give the
The employee then points the gun at his face so he can see why it's jammed.
I could see his fingers tighting around the handle to fire the gun!!!! I
said DON'T SHOOT THAT TOWARDS YOUR FACE! Well he did and he is lucky it was
jammed. He did this twice and spent 15 minutes trying to un-jam the gun. I
finally handed the customer a new gun while the HD idiot worked on the old
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