HELP,,,texture ceiling above shower,,,HELP

Old 10-23-02, 09:45 AM
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the textured ceiling above the shower is coming down.
i scraped the "bad" area and started to repaint/texture the area.
the bad area is now twice as big as when i started and keeps getting bigger with every roll of the roller.
what can i do to stop this????????????????????
Old 10-23-02, 09:55 AM
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I assume we are talking about a popcorn ceiling (blown textured)?

If so, the painting of this is not a good thing with a roller since the moisture just loosens up the texture. Normally this would be painted by a sprayer to avoid the problems you are encountering.

I would scrape it off to a nice straight line at the edge of the shower enclosure and apply a skim coat of joint compound and sand smooth and then prime and paint. I know this sounds like work but usually painting a latex applied texture is asking for trouble with a roller or even a brush. Plaster textured ceilings are easy.

Hope this helps, if not let us know!
Old 10-23-02, 10:28 AM
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I told you what to do on the phone.

Good Luck,

Old 10-24-02, 08:06 AM
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It's somewhat unusual to have a popcorn ceiling in the bathroom....oh well.
Moisture condensation is a probable cause, due to poor venting in your bathroom.
Do you have a bathroom vent fan installed?? If so, check the functionality of it and contemplate to upgrade it with a larger capacity(higher CFM).
If not, you should consider putting one in.
Reply with results and we'll help you more.
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Painting popcorn ceilings

Oil based paint is recommended if painting popcorn ceilings. Water-based paints tend to soften and remove the popcorn.

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