I painted over a spackled area on my kitchen ceiling that was patched when a
soffit was removed It looks terrible
because I didn't sand the area smooth enough. My question: will I be able to
sand the area, now that it is painted, to smooth it out? It is a 4'X 3'
outline of the former soffit. Thanks for any advice! S
Sure, sand away. Use sandpaper wrapped around a scrap piece of 2x4 or one
of those rubber type sanding blocks to get a more evenly flat surface. You
will probably have to do some more spackling and sanding to get things as
smooth and flat as you want.
Yes. Before you paint over it, check your work using a trouble light
_against_ the wall in a dimly lit room. I know this sounds odd, but
it works exceptionally well to see the imperfections. After I found
out this trick, my drywall patches and seams are professionally done.
Use a block as the previous poster noted. Start with coarse sandpaper
or it will instantly clog with the new paint. My hint is to light the
area at a grazing angle to check how you are doing, as it will show
any imperfection as shadow/bright spot. If it looks good with grazing
light (from several lighting directions) you'll never see it with
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