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      Any suggestions for painting a popcorn ceiling ?

    • #449969
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      @care41 424860 wrote:

      Any suggestions for painting a popcorn ceiling ?

      Painting a popcorn ceiling is tricky business, first, you can’t clean the surface first without creating a massive mess, so depending on which room you want to paint you might have a very difficult time (for example- the kitchen which might have grease splatters/residue from cooking)

      Secondly, you need to know whether or not it’s primed underneath, because if it’s NOT chances are when you apply another coat of paint over the top, it’s going to cause it to fall off in sheets/chunks.

      If it Has been previously primed, you can apply paint with a paint sprayer for even coating. Rolling is Not recommended.

      Good Luck!

    • #450715
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      We painted most of our house after we bought it. My husband used a sprayer for the ceiling, and I used a long nap roller. The roller did a better job (ok, maybe it was me!

      lol). make sure you use a long nap roller cover and use the ceiling paint that goes on violet color so you can see where you’ve already painted. but yes, if it isn’t primed or painted after the “popcorn” has been applied, it will peel off.

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