Glue Under Paint on Ceiling


Old 07-04-04, 12:12 PM
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Glue Under Paint on Ceiling

I have a 1914 Detroit home in which a technique using a thick wallpaper type material was used on the plaster ceilings. The ceiling of the room I'm working in was in very bad shape. I scraped all the peeling parts and opened up the cracks and sanded the whole ceiling prior to making any repairs. Anyway, apparently somebody didn't bother to remove the glue from the ceiling before painting so now there's glue under at least 2 coats of paint. Can this whole mess be sealed, patched, primed, and painted? Or do I need to remove the paint from the ceiling or take out the ceiling completely?
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Old 07-04-04, 12:22 PM
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If the glue has been there for a long time then its ok to patch, prime, and paint over it. Its too much work to strip a ceiling- easier to sheetrock over it.
Old 07-04-04, 09:16 PM
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I assume the adhesive is eating away at the paint, causing it to flake off. I would sand down these areas, just get them smooth. Then prime them with an oil based sealer/primer. This will effectively lock down the paste. Then you can patch, prime, and paint.
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