peeling kitchen ceiling


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Old 01-07-09, 07:27 PM
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peeling kitchen ceiling

The ceiling in the kitchen is peeling. So far there is a 4 square foot area peeled and another area at the other end of the room has a little starting to peel. There is nothing wrong in the attic above and the paint has about 3 layers of oil based paint on a plaster ceiling. How can I prepare the ceiling so that the peeling will stop? I will be installing a fan above the stove before I paint. I think this was the root of the problem.
 
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Old 01-08-09, 03:40 AM
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Is the paint peeling down to raw plaster?

Humidity may have played a role in the paint peeling so exhausting steam from cooking may prevent reoccurance.

I'd scrape off whatever's loose and coat with a solvent based primer. Then spackle and sand the edges of the peeled paint. If you wish to switch to a latex top coat - now would be a good time, just prime the entire ceiling.
 
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Old 01-08-09, 07:07 AM
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I am sure you are right about the humidity and I hope the fan will correct that problem. I am just worried the peeling will continue after I scape, prime and paint. Thanks for the info on that procedure. Not looking forward to working on a ceiling. Any tips? I have done a lot of painting but this is major work up high.
 
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Sorry, Yes. Down to raw plaster. Latex top coat in the plans.
 
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Old 01-08-09, 12:27 PM
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Generally if you scrape what's loose and then prime and paint, there won't be any further problems...... but there's no garuntee

Ceilings are n ever a lot of fun and most of the scraping, sanding and patching will need to be done off of a ladder but using a roller pole with your roller will allow you to atleast do the rolling while standing on the floor. You might want some liniment for your neck when you get done
 
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Thanks so much for your help and advice. I have done a lot of painting in the house and I do know about painters neck. I was hoping for some miracle cure for the amount of work ahead but I guess I just have to bite the bullet and do it. I have used the long pole and roller...just hate to work off a ladder, and it is a big ceiling. I will sand the rest of the ceiling lightly and wipe it down with TSP before priming...good enough?
 
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TSP is a great cleaning agent but I rarely use it inside. It must be rinsed well!!! It can cause adhesion problems if it isn't removed.... so I many use it on the exterior where I can use a pressure washer or garden hose.

Providing there is no grease on the ceiling, a scuff sanding and coat of solvent based primer will do fine.
 
 

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