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Old 08-07-05, 01:26 PM
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Hi from Quincy MA
I want to paint a large Celotex-panelled ceiling ( 600 panels) in a dining area.
Then we'll do the walls. We're all volunteers - doing this for a Bible camp.
Need some expertise here - -
Would spraying be advised? Power-roll? R&R the panels and paint 'em ?
How about one of those plug in and shoot the paint hand-held jobs.
The walls will be no problem.
Will most indisputably appreciate inputs from a suspended ceiling painter.
Thank You
 
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Old 08-07-05, 01:43 PM
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Not sure what a Celotex-panel is
But if it's a drop ceiling panel check this thread out:
http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=225420
 
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Old 08-07-05, 05:33 PM
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Celotex panels are similiar to the material the older trailer ceilings are made of.
Painting suspended [drop] ceilings is easist by spraying. Rolling usually tips them out of place. If you take them down to roll, it is best to mark them so they all go back in the same place.
I'm not sure what you mean by 'plug in and shoot the paint hand held job'
 
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Old 08-07-05, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by marksr
I'm not sure what you mean by 'plug in and shoot the paint hand held job'
Sounds like a Wagner cup sprayer.
 
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Old 08-10-05, 03:56 PM
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Thank you, guys.
In fact, I was thinking of that Wagner electric sprayer, which, since those panels have been there for prob. 40 - 50 years, we want to leave 'em up there in fear of them turning to corn flakes if we try to lift them out and take them down. Celotex is made from sugar cane particles, rather like particle board, and has been around forever. I think rolling them would be risky, the corn-flake factor....
Is there a favorite brand of paint amongst you professionals?
We'll pay for quality. I'm sure you get what you pay for, like everything else.
I'm hoping latex will do the job because of a possible health hazard with other
coatings. We'll be doing this in December in upstate NY, so open windows
won't be possible,
Thanks again
 
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Old 08-10-05, 05:59 PM
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Latex should be fine unless there are stain issues - which may require an oil primer. Most any quality latex will do. Stay away from the bargain basement brands. The better paints will apply and cover better.
 
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Old 08-13-05, 11:54 AM
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Many thanks, marksr
This will give us time to prep, move tables & chairs, etc, buy the stuff
and do the deed
Thanks again to everyone
Jim in Quincy
 
 

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