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  1. #1
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    Jan 2007

    Default Painting a dodgy ceiling

    G'day guys,

    The paint on our ceiling is peeling away in spots...underneath is just the bare brown colour of the sheeting.

    I just purchased some new paint to redo it all, but was wondering what sort of preparation needs to be done to make it all sweet? Should I use a primer?

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    Member bob w's Avatar
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    Nov 2003
    between orange & forbes nsw


    Hi Jonno
    What is the sheet material on your ceiling. It sounds like it might be a hardboard sheet, like masonite, if it is a brown colour. Or do you mean the paper colour as in plasterboard sheeting? Either way you will need to remove all the peeling/flaking paint as even the best primer can't stick peeling paint to the ceiling. I would scrape all loose paint from the surface then sand the entire ceiling. One good coat of a sealer primer and two coats of a good quality ceiling white or perhaps a low sheen finish if this is a high moisture area.
    Bob W
    Last edited by bob w; 9th Apr 2008 at 10:32 PM. Reason: Reworded reply after reading thread properly.
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