RePainting ceiling that has Gloss paint on it

Old 01-10-02, 04:53 AM
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Question RePainting ceiling that has Gloss paint on it

We would like to repaint our living room ceiling which was clearly painted with a high gloss paint (not even semi-gloss). The ceiling is too large to consider liquid deglosser fumes in our closed-for-the-winter house.

What kind and grit of sandpaper do you recommend?
To test, I have started sanding the walls (also gloss) with 80 grit drywall sandpaper (the black kind) and it seems to leave a "speckled" look wherein some of the paint is sanded right down and some is still intact. Is this enough sanding to allow the new paint to bond or should I do more?

Thanks for the help.
Old 01-11-02, 03:52 AM
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There are primers on the market that adhere well to gloss surfaces and provide a good base for your finish coats......
All that sanding sounds like an unnecessary labour of love that I for one would rather do without..
However..Never use a coarse sandpaper as this will cause scratches that will be visible through your latex/emulsion.

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