Joint compound over paint?


Old 01-20-04, 06:47 AM
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Joint compound over paint?

Here's my situation guys and gals. I have been working on a kitchen remodel which included replacing and repairing some drywall on the ceiling. I replaced a large 2' x 4' flourescent fixture with a much smaller one, so I had to replace that section with drywall. After taping and floating and thinking I had done an adequate job, I then painted the entire ceiling. Well after I had installed the new light fixture, the ceiling came to light, so to speak, and I have a noticable hump at the seams.

All this long winded explanation to ask, can I mud over this painted surface with a couple more applications to fix my shoddy work?

Thanks for any opinions.
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Old 01-20-04, 01:31 PM
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Yes. If its flat paint (recommended) then you can go right over it. If it's a higher sheen then scuff it up with sand paper first.

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