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Old 06-22-05, 07:44 AM
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The last time I tried to roll a ceiling the material they spray to give it a stucco look all came off with the water based paint.
I have Zinser's oil base primer but it really smells.
I also have Bull's eye 123 by Zinser but it is water based.
The question is how can I roll this sheet rock stucco sprayed ceiling w/o it getting stuck in clumps on the roller or leaving a 2-3 day smell in the celler area; my wife uses it almost daily for art work and it has no windows.
 
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Old 06-22-05, 03:49 PM
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No easy way out of this one. Either go with the oil and smell, or suffer the cottage cheese stuff raining down upon you.

Personally, I would go for the oil, so it will finally fix the ceiling for good.
 
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Old 06-22-05, 07:47 PM
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I'm curious as to why you are painting the ceiling anyway. Did it get dirty or dingy?

An alternative is to scrape it off the ceiling (very messy) and have someone do a smooth mud job on the seams.
 
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The reason for painting the ceiling is when we moved in, this 12'x 25' finished celler had a leak from some wood rot in siding and after repairs there were still some stains left(along with minor leaks). The rot was not completely fixed so we replaced all the siding in that area and have had no leaks since. The ceiling is 16 years old so it will be tough to paint around the area.
Perhaps rolling out the ceiling with oil based paint using a respirator and fans would be an answer.
 
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I finally found an answer. I used an oil based primer that is odorless. In MD. you cannot use oil based paint but you can paint over the primer with waterbase paint. The oil seled it well but w/o any smell. I am going to leave it as it looks good and paint it only if necessary.
 
 

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