Peeling ceiling paint


Old 09-13-07, 09:25 PM
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Question Peeling ceiling paint

I have a rental property with badly peeling ceilings. What steps should I take to ensure a reasonable finish when repainting.
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Old 09-14-07, 03:48 AM
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Before the problem can be fixed, you need to try and figure out why it failed in the first place. If this property as like my house, the ceiling may never have been primed. There may be moisture issues, dust contamination under the paint, or a just plain lousy paint used.

I'd scrape/sand all failing paint, vac-n-tack, coat the whole ceiling with Zinsser Gardz, then use a quality Latex primer (not Kilz2), and quality ceiling paint.

Old 09-14-07, 05:01 AM
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Scrape and sand any loose paint
Prime with a penetrating problem solving primer (such as Zinsser's Gardz)
Repair any areas that need it (skim coat any spots that are not smooth due to partial paint removal)
Sand smooth,dust, and re=prime any repair areas

I'd suggest Zinsser's Perma-White for the ceiling paint
It's self priming which we want for the adhesion qualities (don't skip priming) as you've had issues with it's like doubling up
It's also the most mold/mildew resistant paint out there, and you could have moisture issues also (which you should look into)

Make sure the exhaust fan works and is vented outside, not into the attic
If it's into the attic, or doesn't have one, this could be your problem
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